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Advances in Soil Science

Soil Degradation

  • R. Lal
  • B. A. Stewart

Part of the Advances in Soil Science book series (SOIL, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. G. S. V. Raghavan, P. Alvo, E. McKyes
    Pages 1-36
  3. C. E. Mullins, D. A. MacLeod, K. H. Northcote, J. M. Tisdall, I. M. Young
    Pages 37-108
  4. H. Eswaran, F. De Coninck, T. Varghese
    Pages 109-127
  5. N. R. Fausey, R. Lal
    Pages 173-186
  6. T. J. Logan
    Pages 187-221
  7. G. K. Sims
    Pages 289-330
  8. R. Lal, B. A. Stewart
    Pages 331-336
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 337-345

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of Advances in Soil Science is to provide a forum for leading scientists to analyze and summarize the available scientific information on a subject, assessing its importance and identifying additional research needs. A wide array of subjects has been addressed by authors from many countries in the initial ten volumes of the series. The quick acceptance of the series by both authors and readers has been very gratifying and confirms our perception that a need did exist for a medium to fill the gap between the scientific journals and the comprehensive reference books. This volume is the first of the series devoted entirely to a single topic­ soil degradation. Future volumes will include both single-topic volumes as well as volumes containing reviews of different topics of soil science, as in the case of the first ten volumes. There are increasing concern and attention about managing natural re­ sources, particularly soil and water. Soil degradation is clearly one of the most pressing problems facing mankind. Although the spotlight regarding soil degradation in recent years has focused on Africa, concern about the degradation of soil and water resources is worldwide. The widespread con­ cern about global environmental change is also being linked to severe problems of soil degradation. Therefore, we are indeed pleased that the first volume of the series devoted to a single topic addresses such an impor­ tant issue. The current volume is also the first of the series involving a guest editor.

Keywords

environment soil soil science water

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Lal
    • 1
  • B. A. Stewart
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.USDA Conservation and Production Research LaboratoryBushlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-3322-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7966-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3322-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0176-9340
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