Land use and soil resources / Ademola K. Braimoh, Paul L.G. Vlek, editors.

"Land-use change is one of the main drivers of many environmental change processes. It influences the basic resources of land use, including the soil. Its impact on soil often occurs so creepingly that land managers hardly contemplate initiating ameliorative or counterbalance measures. Poor lan...

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Online Access:Electronic book from Springer Complete
Other Authors: Braimoh, Ademola K. Vlek, Paul L. G.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2008.
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Summary:"Land-use change is one of the main drivers of many environmental change processes. It influences the basic resources of land use, including the soil. Its impact on soil often occurs so creepingly that land managers hardly contemplate initiating ameliorative or counterbalance measures. Poor land management has degraded vast amounts of land, reduced our ability to produce enough food, and is a major threat to rural livelihoods in many developing countries." "To date, there has been no single unifying volume that addresses the multifaceted impacts of land use on soils. This book has responded to this challenge by bringing together renowned academics and policy experts to analyze the patterns, driving factors and proximate causes, and the socioeconomic impacts of soil degradation. Policy measures to prevent irreversible degradation and rehabilitate degraded soils are also identified."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxi, 253 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781402067785
140206778X
9781402067778
1402067771
1281206148
9781281206145
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