Soil and Water Conservation for Productivity and Environmental Protection

ISBN-10: 0130968072
ISBN-13: 9780130968074
Edition: 4th 2004
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Description: Written from an "agronomic" rather than an engineering perspective, this introduction to soil and water conservation explores a full range of topics and environmental issues, including some ignored or overlooked in other books on the subject.  More...

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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/7/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Written from an "agronomic" rather than an engineering perspective, this introduction to soil and water conservation explores a full range of topics and environmental issues, including some ignored or overlooked in other books on the subject. Comprehensive, up-to-date, and "accessible," it considers the hazards posed by erosion, sedimentation, and pollution, and describes the techniques needed to conserve soil and maintain environmental quality. Situations and examples are drawn from many places to represent a cross-section of the soils, climates and cultures of the world, as well as the full scope of agricultural, engineering, mining, and other uses of the land. The volume covers conserving soil and water, soil erosion and civilization, geologic erosion and sedimentation, water erosion and sedimentation, wind erosion and deposition, predicting soil loss, soil surveys as a basis for land use planning, cropping systems, tillage practices for conservation, conservation structures, vegetating drastically disturbed areas, pastureland, rangeland, and forestland management, water conservation, soil drainage, irrigation and reclamation, soil pollution, water quality and pollution, economics of soil and water conservation, soil and water conservation agencies in the United States, and soil and water conservation around the world. For professionals that deal with soil and water conservation.

Preface
Conserving Soil and Water
Soil Erosion and Civilization
Geologic Erosion and Sedimentation
Water Erosion and Sedimentation
Wind Erosion and Deposition
Predicting Soil Loss
Soil Surveys as a Basis for Land Use Planning
Cropping Systems
Tillage Practices for Conservation
Conservation Structures
Vegetating Drastically Disturbed Areas
Pastureland, Rangeland, and Forestland Management
Water Conservation
Soil Drainage
Irrigation and Reclamation
Soil Pollution
Water Quality and Pollution
Economics of Soil and Water Conservation
Soil and Water Conservation Agencies in the United States
Soil and Water Conservation Around the World
Conservation Factors
Common and Scientific Names of Plants Mentioned in the Text
Index

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