Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics

Overview

Sustaning Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change is a two-part text bringing together the latest research in soil science and climatology and the ethical, political and social issues surrounding the stewardship of this vital resource. Chapters include scientific studies on microbial function, maintaining fertility, and the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as ethical issues ranging from allocation of land use to policies needed for conservation. Based on topics presented by speakers at ...
See more details below
Hardcover
$202.28
BN.com price
(Save 6%)$216.95 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $128.00   
  • New (5) from $172.71   
  • Used (2) from $128.00   
Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$123.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$216.95 List Price

Overview

Sustaning Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change is a two-part text bringing together the latest research in soil science and climatology and the ethical, political and social issues surrounding the stewardship of this vital resource. Chapters include scientific studies on microbial function, maintaining fertility, and the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as ethical issues ranging from allocation of land use to policies needed for conservation. Based on topics presented by speakers at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's conference, this text is internationally contributed to by experts in the field.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“There is also a useful body of information that provides a basic summary of the state of knowledge and thought about climate change in 2009. For both aspects, it is worth adding to one’s library.” (Canadian Journal of Soil Science, 11 July 2013)

"This is one of those rare books - a conference publication that is full of pleasant surprises ... In summary, this is a thought-provoking publication, which reinforces the notion that soils confer real biophysical limits to the expansion of the market economy." (Expl Agric, 2012)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470958575
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreward Sally Collins

Introduction Thomas J. Sauer, John M. Norman, and Mannava V. K. Sivakumar

Chapter 1, Science, Ethics, and the Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis - Was White Right?
Thomas J. Sauer and Michael P. Nelson

Chapter 2, Intellectual Inertia: An Uneasy Tension between Collective Validation of the Known and Encouraging Exploration of the Unknown John M. Norman

Chapter 3, The Ethics of Soil: Stewardship, Motivation and Moral Framing Paul B. Thompson

Chapter 4, Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic: An Argument for Sustaining Soils Susan L. Flader

Chapter 5, Rural Response to Climate Change in Poor Countries: Ethics,
Policies and Scientific Support Systems in their Agricultural Environment C.J. (Kees) Stigter

Chapter 6, Soil and Human Health Eiliv Steinnes

Chapter 7, Agroecological Approaches to Help ‘Climate-Proof' Agriculture While Raising Productivity in the 21st Century Norman Uphoff

Chapter 8, Ecological Integrity and Biological Integrity: The Right To Food Laura Westra

Chapter 9, Soil Ecosystem Services: Sustaining Returns on Investment into Natural Capital Brent E. Clothier, Alistair J. Hall, Markus Deurer, Steven R. Green, and Alec D. Mackay

Chapter 10, Climate and Land Degradation Mannava V.K. Sivakumar

Chapter 11, The Role of Soils and Biogeochemistry in the Climate and Earth System Elisabeth A. Holland

Chapter 12, Net Agricultural Greenhouse Gases: Mitigation Strategies and Implications Claudia Wagner-Riddle and Alfons Weersink

Chapter 13, Overview on Response of Global Soil Carbon Pools to Climate and Land Use Changes Thomas Eglin, Philippe Ciais, Shi Long Piao, Pierre Barré, Valentin Bellassen, Patricia Cadule, Claire Chenu, Thomas Gasser, Markus Reichstein, and Pete Smith

Chapter 14, Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Microbial Function in Soil -
The Effect of Elevated CO2 Concentration Paolo Nannipieri

Chapter 15, Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Soil Carbon: Uncertainties and Lessons From Afforestation Case Studies Philip J. Polglase and Keryn I. Paul

Chapter 16, The Effect of Forest Management on Soil Organic Carbon Giustino Tonon, Silvia Dezi, Maurizio Ventura, Francesca Scandellari

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)