Land Resources: Now and for the Future

Land Resources: Now and for the Future

by Anthony Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521785596

ISBN-13: 9780521785594

Pub. Date: 06/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Unless action is taken, the developing world will face recurrent problems of food security and conflict. This volume provides a summary and perspective of the field of land resources and suggests improvements needed to conserve resources for future generations. Coverage provides an authoritative review of the resources of soils, water, climate, forests and pastures

Overview

Unless action is taken, the developing world will face recurrent problems of food security and conflict. This volume provides a summary and perspective of the field of land resources and suggests improvements needed to conserve resources for future generations. Coverage provides an authoritative review of the resources of soils, water, climate, forests and pastures on which agriculture depends. It assesses the interactions between land resources and wider aspects of development, including population and poverty. It provides a strong critique of current methods of assessing land degradation and placing an economic value on land. It should be read by all involved in rural development, including scientists, economists, geographers, sociologists, planners, and students of development studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521785594
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Note on acronyms and currency; 1. Concern for land; 2. Land resource issues; 3. Resource survey and land evaluation; 4. Competition for land; 5. Working with farmers; 6. Land use planning; 7. Land degradation; 8. Global issues: climatic change and biodiversity; 9. Monitoring change: land resource indicators; 10. Costing the earth: the economic value of land resources; 11. Land management: caring for resources; 12. Research and technology; 13. Land, food and people; 14. Population, poverty and conflict; 15. Awareness, attitudes and actions; Notes; References; Index.

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