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Soil Restoration

  • Rattan Lal
  • B. A. Stewart

Part of the Advances in Soil Science book series (SOIL, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. R. Lal, B. A. Stewart
    Pages 1-11
  3. D. Dent
    Pages 79-122
  4. J. P. Curry, J. A. Good
    Pages 171-215
  5. E. T. Thompson-Eagle, W. T. Frankenberger Jr.
    Pages 261-310
  6. L. R. Hossner, F. M. Hons
    Pages 311-350
  7. R. Lal, B. A. Stewart
    Pages 433-439
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 441-456

About this book

Introduction

Soil degradation is clearly one of the most pressing problems facing man­ kind. A continuation of soil degradation will eventually lead to a loss in crop productivity even though fertilizers and other inputs often result in increased yields in the short term. Soil degradation also leads to environ­ mental pollution. A decrease in soil quality invariably leads to a decrease in water quality, and often in air quality. While there is a clear consensus that soil degradation is a major problem, the literature on this subject leaves numerous baffling questions. If statis­ tics on land degradation are correct, there is a definite cause for concern, and present a mammoth challenge for agricultural scientists. There are those that say the scientific community has over dramatized this issue, and created a credibility problem. Consequently; Volume 11 of Advances in Soil Science was organized by Dr. Rattan Lal who is recognized as a lead­ ing authority on the subject. The objective of Volume 11 was to assess the types and processes of soil degradation and establish some of the major cause-effect relationships. Volume II documented the seriousness of soil degradation in many parts of the world. Therefore, it seemed immediately important to devote a volume to the principles and technologies for restor­ ing degraded soils to a productive status. While the land resources are limited, world population is rapidly increasing, particularly in developing countries. Dr.

Keywords

Fauna Soil fertility environment vegetation wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Rattan Lal
    • 1
  • B. A. Stewart
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.USDA Conservation and Production Research LabBushlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2820-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7684-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2820-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0176-9340
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