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Soils, Land, and Food: Managing the Land during the 21st Century

By: Alan Wild

246 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 2003 | #136596 | ISBN: 0521527597
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Hardback | Jan 2003 | #136595 | ISBN: 0521820650
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Describes how technological approaches to soil management can increase and sustain food production. Looks at land and soil management in a historical context as well as approaching the problem of food supply in the future.

'! Professor Wild's book deserves to be studied by a wide audience.' Journal of Experimental Agriculture 'Soils, Land and Food is worthy and well informed ! make library acquisition requests for it, and include it on student reading lists! It should also be purchased as an invaluable source of sound information, with its rich, wide-ranging list of references. The scope of the book is indeed impressive ! always accessible to an academic reader from another specialty !'. European Journal of Soil Science


Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Managing land for food production in the 21st century: an outline; 2. Natural resources for sustainable development; 3. The development of agriculture and systems of land management; 4. Maintaining and improving soil fertility; 5. Land degradation and its control; 6. Raising yields: use of fertilisers; 7. Raising yields: water for rainfed crops and irrigation; 8. Managing change for land use; 9. Increasing and sustaining agricultural production; 10. Increasing agricultural production: examples of Africa, India and China; 11. Prospects, uncertainties and summary; References; Index.

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