Land Resources

Now and for the Future

Author: Anthony Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785594

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

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This book stimulates awareness of the critical role of land resources in development.
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The Overstory Book

Cultivating Connections with Trees

Author: Craig R. Elevitch

Publisher: PAR

ISBN: 0970254431

Category: Agroforestry

Page: 526

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Whether in a small backyard or a larger farm or forest, trees are vital to the web of life. Protecting and planting trees can restore wildlife habitat, heal degraded land, conserve soil, protect watersheds, diversify farm or garden products, beautify landscapes, and enhance the economic and ecological viability of land use systems. Careful planning and sound information is needed to reach these goals. The Overstory Book distills essential information about working with trees into 134 short, easy-to-read, single-subject chapters. Each chapter shares key concepts and useful information, so readers can get back to planting and protecting more trees, gardens, and forests, more effectively. * Discover time-tested agricultural and conservation techniques from indigenous and traditional peoples * Work with beneficial microorganisms, from mycorrhizal fungi to nitrogen-fixing bacteria and more * Create abundance with fruit trees, timber trees, vine crops, vegetables, mushrooms, and more * Form alliances with animals, from wildlife, birds, and insects to integrated, free-range livestock * Design effective tree-based windbreaks, noise barriers, live fences, and erosion buffers * Understand how to grow or obtain the highest quality seeds, seedlings, and plant materials * Restore fertility, productivity, and biodiversity with trees * Work with multipurpose plants including trees, palms, bamboos, and more * Market products effectively to improve economic returns sustainably * Locate helpful internet sites, organizations, people, and publications * And much more!
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Land Resource Potential and Constraints at Regional and Country Levels

Author: N.A

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251044292

Category: Reference

Page: 114

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This publication provides an overview of the land resources characteristics, their status and limitations at a global, regional and national level. The statistics provided here widen and complement those given by FAO and the World Resources Institute. They include data on soil, climate and terrain characteristics and constraints, human-induced land degradation status and desertification risk. A comparative analysis of national land resource potential is included. A link has been made between land resource limitations and the population affected.
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Population Puzzle

Boom or Bust?

Author: Laura E. Huggins,Hanna Skandera

Publisher: Hoover Institution Press

ISBN: 0817945334

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

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Drawing from government reports, think tank studies, scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, and books, this insightful overview offers a range of contrasting viewpoints and policy perspectives on the major issues concerning world population growth, with particular emphasis on the impact of population trends on the United States.
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Sharing Nature's Interest

Ecological Footprints as an Indicator of Sustainability

Author: Nicky Chambers,Craig Simmons,Mathis Wackernagel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317972163

Category: Nature

Page: 206

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Ecological footprinting is rapidly being adopted as an effective and practical way to measure our impact on the environment - in both large- and small-scale planning and development. This is an introduction to ecological footprint analysis, showing how it can be done, and how to measure the footprints of activities, lifestyles, organizations and regions. Case studies illustrate its effectiveness at national, organizational, individual and product levels.
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Land Resources

Now and for the Future

Author: Anthony Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521599986

Category: Science

Page: 319

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This book stimulates awareness of the critical role of land resources in sustainable development, and the need to improve land management. It provides an authoritative review of the resources of soils, water, climate, forests and pastures on which agriculture and rural land use depend, and assesses prospects for feeding future populations. Addressing the environmental issues of erosion, loss of soil fertility, deforestation and desertification, it is critical of present methods of assessing land degradation and placing an economic value on land. It emphasises the links between land resources and wider aspects of development, including population and poverty. It shows that land available for food production is less than previously estimated, and that unless action is taken the developing world will face recurrent problems of food security and conflict. The book should be read by all involved in rural development, including natural scientists, economists, geographers, sociologists and planners, together with students of development studies. It provides a summary and perspective of the field of land resources, gives some forcefully-expressed criticisms of current methods, and suggests improvements needed to conserve resources for future generations.
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Global Environment Change: Remote Sensing and GIS Perspectives

Author: R.B. Singh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789054107040

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Geosphere-biosphere interaction of certain elements and compounds is a major factor in global environmental change. This guide to the role of geographical monitoring in ecosystem modelling contains papers presented at the International Geographical Union Seminar on monitoring geosystems.
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Agroforestry for soil management

Author: Anthony Young

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Agroforestry refers to land use systems in which trees or shrubs are grown in association with agricultural crops, or pastures and livestock. From its inception, it has contained a strong element of soil management. Well-designed and managed agroforestry systems have the potential to control run-off and erosion, maintain soil organic matter and physical properties, and promote nutrient cycling. By these means, agroforestry can make a major contribution to sustainable land use. The previous edition of this book, entitled Agroforestry for Soil Conservation(1989), was based on indirect evidence from agriculture, forestry and soil science. The present work provides a new synthesis, drawing on over 700 published sources dating largely from the 1990s. These include both results of field trials of agronomy systems, and research into the plant-soil processes which take place within them. Soil conservation in its narrower sense, the control of erosion, is treated alongside other equally important aspects of soil management, such as nutrient cycling. The new edition summarizes the present state of knowledge and indicates needs for research. It is essential reading for all concerned with agroforestry, whether as students, research scientists, or for practical purposes of development. It is also of interest to soil scientists, agronomists and foresters.
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