Restoration and Development of the Degraded Loess Plateau, China

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ISBN: 978-4-431-54480-7 (Print) 978-4-431-54481-4 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Nature of the Loess Plateau

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-21

      Location, Geology and Landforms of the Loess Plateau

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      Pages 23-33

      Climate of the Loess Plateau

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      Pages 35-47

      Soils on the Loess Plateau

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      Pages 49-60

      Vegetation of the Loess Plateau

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      Pages 61-74

      Agriculture on the Loess Plateau

  3. Desertification of the Loess Plateau

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75

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      Pages 77-92

      Soil Erosion in the Loess Plateau Region of China

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      Pages 93-110

      Irrigated Agriculture and Salinization

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      Pages 111-120

      Land Use Change and Deforestation on the Loess Plateau

  4. Countermeasures for Combating Desertification

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-135

      Comprehensive Chinese Government Policies to Combat Desertification

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      Pages 137-147

      Grain-for-Green Policy and Its Achievements

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      Pages 149-160

      Poverty Alleviation Projects Through Integrated Ecological Management Supported by the World Bank: Case Study of the Yanhe River Basin

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      Pages 161-172

      Policies and Measures of Chinese Local Government on Grain-for-Green Policy and Desertification Control

  5. Development of Technology to Combat Desertification

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173

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      Pages 175-182

      Monitoring Regional Desertification

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      Pages 183-198

      Countermeasures to Prevent Water Erosion in the Loess Plateau of China

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      Pages 199-213

      Secondary Salinization and Its Countermeasures

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      Pages 215-231

      Enhancing Drought Resistance of Plants Using Wheat as a Test Crop

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      Pages 233-251

      Vegetation Restoration on Loess Plateau

  6. Future of the Loess Plateau

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-253

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      Pages 255-265

      Recent Changes on the Loess Plateau: Land Resource Development and Rapid Urbanization

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      Pages 267-282

      Future Development-Related Challenges on the Loess Plateau

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 283-288