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.

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!

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.

Erhaltung und nachhaltige Nutzung der Biosphäre

Author: Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung GlobaleUmweltveränderungen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642597556
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 482
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Ausgehend von einer Analyse der Krise der globalen Biosphäre und ihrer Bedeutung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung leiten die Wissenschaftler Prinzipien für eine erfolgreiche internationale "Biosphärenpolitik" ab. Der Beirat geht von dem Ansatz aus, daß Erhaltung und nachhaltige Nutzung der Biosphäre integriert betrachtet werden müssen. Es wird Politikberatung zu einer breiten Palette von Themen geboten: von der Bioprospektierung bis zu einer nachhaltigen Landnutzung, vom bioregionalen Management bis zum Naturschutz, von der Bekämpfung des Raubbaus an Naturressourcen bis zur Erdsystemanalyse. Besonderes Gewicht liegt auf Empfehlungen zur Weiterentwicklung der Biodiversitätskonvention, der internationalen wissenschaftlichen Politikberatung, der Biosphärenforschung und der finanziellen Rahmenbedingungen für Biosphärenpolitik.

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.

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.

Program aid

Author: United States. Extension Service
Publisher: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Thin on the Ground

Soil Science in the Tropics Second Edition
Author: Anthony Young
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995656604
Page: 376
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World population is increasing by some 80 million a year, largely in developing countries. Can the food requirements of this growing population be met? How can the limited resources of available land be sustainably managed? Where are the worst areas of land degradation to be found? Why are soils a major element of the environment? Thin on the Ground seeks to answer these questions by reviewing the successive stages of tropical soils research: soil survey, land evaluation, land use planning, and the evolution of earlier attempts the check soil erosion into the current approach of conservation agriculture. Priorities for today should be soil health monitoring, and linking modern methods of conservation with agricultural advisory services. The author's contention that population policy should be an integral part of agricultural development will not pass unchallenged. Includes 38 photographs, many of historical importance. "An authoritative and informative overview of soil survey activities in the developing world." WOSSAC: World Soil Survey Archive and Catalogue. From reviews of the First Edition: "A well-documented, lively and informative description.....The author has a magnificent capacity to synthesize large amounts of information from different disciplines.....Gives a strong sense of excitement....A remarkable and valuable book for anyone concerned with third world development." Anthony Young has over 40 years experience of all aspects of tropical soils, extending from survey and evaluation to conservation and management. As an early member of the World Agroforestry Centre he was the first to establish the potential of agroforestry in soil management. He has published 15 books, notably the comprehensive review, Land Resources: Now and for the Future, and has been awarded doctorates by the Universities of Sheffield and East Anglia.

The Future of Arid Grasslands

Identifying Issues, Seeking Solutions
Author: Barbara Tellman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788178121
Page: 392
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Proceedings of a conf. on the major problems facing grasslands in arid & semi-arid regions of the U.S. & Mexico & to seek solutions to those problems. Grasslands in many parts of the Southwest & northern Mexico are facing serious threats -- from urbanization & subdivision development to spread of invasive plant species to conflicts over grazing policy. Target groups for participation included private landowners, non-profit groups, government agencies, environmental advocates, economists, scientists, etc. Emphasized practical, hands-on mgmt. methods, including time in grasslands managed under a variety of techniques.

Human Development And Natural Resources

Author: Anuradha Kumar
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
ISBN: 9788176256797
Category: Natural resources
Page: 263
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The Poorest Nations Fall Further Behind. Nations In Transition From Command To Open Economies Face Immense Hardships. Nations That Have Achieved Prosperity See Their Success Accompanied By A New Array Of Problems Like Social, Environmental, Cultural And Economic, And Many Are Consequently Reluctant Even To Pursue Their Assistance Policies At Former Levels.The Current Situation Calls For Wider Intellectual Understanding, Deeper Moral Commitments And More Effective Policy Measures. Without Them, A Half Century Of Considerable Progress Could Be Undermined. Worse, All People Of The World Will Live On A Deteriorating Planet, And Will Increasingly Lose The Ability To Shape Their Distiny In A Coherent Way.

Natural Resources

Author: David Elcome
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748731879
Category: Natural resources
Page: 89
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Part of the EPICS series, which is suitable for students of A-Level Geography. This book brings a fresh approach to various topics of interest.

Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States

Author: Peter Backlund
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143791098X
Page: 240
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This report by the Nat. Science and Tech. Council¿s U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is part of a series of 21 reports aimed at providing current assessments of climate change science to inform public debate, policy, and operational decisions. These reports are also intended to help the CCSP develop future program research priorities. The CCSP¿s guiding vision is to provide the Nation and the global community with the science-based knowledge needed to manage the risks and capture the opportunities associated with climate and related environmental changes. This report assesses the effects of climate change on U.S. land resources, water resources, agriculture, and biodiversity. It was developed with broad scientific input. Illus.

Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development

Economic Policies and the Common Good
Author: Gerrit C. Van Kooten
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774804455
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 450
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'This text seeks to provide an introduction to issues of land use and the economic tools that are used to resolve land-use conflicts. In particular, tools of economic analysis are used to address allocation of land among alternative uses in such a way that the welfare of society is enhanced. Thus, the focus is on what is best for society and not what is best for an individual, a particular group of individuals, or a particular constituency. What this text seeks to provide is a balanced and just approach to decision-making concerning allocation of land.' -- from the Introduction Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development has already been tested, in a slightly different format, on over 400 students in a number of upper-level undergraduate and lower-level graduate courses. It presents a pragmatic approach to the issues of land use and sustainable development, and breaks away from the narrow focus of most economics texts on resources as it takes into account current political and ecological concerns while at the same time providing readers with the essential economic tools for a rational discussion of land use conflicts. Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development addresses a wide range of issues not covered in other economics texts. These include: soil erosion; wetlands preservation; global climatic change; urban/rural conflict; urban land use; range management; forest management; and public land management. The broad scope and practical perspective make Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development useful to students, interdisciplinary researchers, and professional economists and managers working in the fields of economic development, the environment, agriculture, and forestry. Both U.S. and Canadian data are used throughout the text to illustrate the issues discussed in the book.

Land Resource Management in Machakos District, Kenya, 1930-1990

Author: John English,Mary Tiffen,Michael Mortimore
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821327340
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 82
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World Bank Environment Paper 5. This paper reviews land management practices and agricultural innovation in this semi-arid region since the 1930s, when it was feared that the region would quickly lose its capacity to support its inhabitants and the

The Future of Arid Lands-Revisited

A Review of 50 Years of Drylands Research
Author: Charles F. Hutchinson,Stefanie M. Herrmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402066894
Category: Science
Page: 228
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The Future of Arid Lands, edited by Gilbert White and published in 1956, comprised papers delivered at the "International Arid Lands Meetings" held in New Mexico in 1955. At these meetings, experts considered the major issues then confronting the world’s arid lands and developed a research agenda to address these issues. This book reexamines this earlier work and explores changes in the science and management of arid lands over the past 50 years within their historical contexts.