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Our collection of 13 books.

  • Land Degradation and Desertification - a Global Crisis
    Land Degradation and Desertification - a Global Crisis
    Edited by Abiud Kaswamila
    ISBN 978-953-51-2707-9,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2706-2,
    122 pages, October, 2016
    Land degradation which is caused by multiple forces-extreme weather conditions and anthropogenic activities that pollute or degrade the quality of soils and land utility-negatively affects food production, livelihoods, and the provision of other ecos ...
  • Clays, Clay Minerals and Ceramic Materials Based on Clay Minerals
    Clays, Clay Minerals and Ceramic Materials Based on Clay Minerals
    Edited by Gustavo Morari do Nascimento
    ISBN 978-953-51-2259-3,
    192 pages, March, 2016
    This book presents the state-of-the-art results of characterization of clays, clay minerals and ceramic materials based on clay minerals. The main goal of this work is to contribute to the rationalization of some important results obtained in the ope ...
  • Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
    Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
    Edited by Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano
    ISBN 978-953-51-1235-8,
    918 pages, March, 2014
    Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of ...
  • Soil Processes and Current Trends in Quality Assessment
    Soil Processes and Current Trends in Quality Assessment
    Edited by Maria C. Hernandez Soriano
    ISBN 978-953-51-1029-3,
    444 pages, February, 2013
    Natural processes and human activities alter the properties and quality of soils over time. Nowadays, the growing interest in soil protection prompts abundant research to estimate soil quality in wide-ranging environmental scenarios. The assessment o ...
  • Soil Fertility
    Soil Fertility
    Edited by Roland Nuhu Issaka
    ISBN 978-953-51-0873-3,
    250 pages, December, 2012
    Soil Fertility book presents nine chapters written by renowned soil fertility experts from Africa, Asia and South America. The book is divided into two sections. Section 1, Biological Processes and Integration of Inorganic and Organic Fertilizers for ...
  • Research on Soil Erosion
    Research on Soil Erosion
    Edited by Danilo Godone, Silvia Stanchi
    ISBN 978-953-51-0839-9,
    200 pages, November, 2012
    Soil loss for erosion is a natural phenomenon in soil dynamics, influenced by climate, soil intrinsic properties, and morphology, that can both trigger and enhance the process. Anthropic activities, like inappropriate agricultural practices, deforest ...
  • Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management - A Global Perspective
    Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management - A Global Perspective
    Edited by Joann K. Whalen
    ISBN 978-953-307-945-5,
    318 pages, February, 2012
    Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management: A Global Perspective presents 15 invited chapters written by leading soil fertility experts. The book is organized around three themes. The first theme is Soil Mapping and Soil Fertility ...
  • Soil Health and Land Use Management
    Soil Health and Land Use Management
    Edited by Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano
    ISBN 978-953-307-614-0,
    344 pages, January, 2012
    Soils play multiple roles in the quality of life throughout the world, not only as the resource for food production, but also as the support for our structures, the environment, the medium for waste disposal, water, and the storage of nutrients. A he ...