Soil and Water Science: Key to Understanding Our Global Environment

Soil and Water Science: Key to Understanding Our Global Environment

by Ralph S. Baker, Glendon W. Gee, Cynthia Rosenzweig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0891188169

ISBN-13: 9780891188162

Pub. Date: 10/01/1994

Publisher: American Society of Agronomy

Soil and water have played a leading role in the development and advancement of civilization. Where sound management practices have been the norm, civilization has flourished, but poor management leads to crisis. This unique blend of history and contemporary issues in soil and water management has created a valuable and fascinating document that should be of interest…  See more details below

Overview

Soil and water have played a leading role in the development and advancement of civilization. Where sound management practices have been the norm, civilization has flourished, but poor management leads to crisis. This unique blend of history and contemporary issues in soil and water management has created a valuable and fascinating document that should be of interest to all scientists, students, and policymakers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891188162
Publisher:
American Society of Agronomy
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Series:
SSSA Special Publications, #41
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
103
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
1Introductory Overview: Soil, Water and Civilization1
2Soil and Water as Critical Factors in the History of the Fertile Crescent11
3The Future Role of Irrigation in Meeting the World's Food Supply15
4Is Irrigated Agriculture Sustainable?23
5Global Overview of Soil Erosion39
6Land Degradation in the World's Arid Zones53
7Agriculture in a Changing Global Environment59
8Role of Geopurification in Future Water Management73
9Soil Physics and Groundwater Quality83
10International Agricultural Research and Development - Future Challenges87
Appendix: Biography95

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