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Author Wild, Alan, author.

Title Soils, land, and food : managing the land during the twenty-first century / Alan Wild
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents Managing land for food production in the twenty-first century: an outline -- Natural resources for sustainable land management -- The development of agriculture and systems of land management -- Maintaining and improving soil fertility -- Land degradation and its control -- Raising yields: use of fertilizers -- Raising yields: water for rainfed crops and irrigation -- Managing change of land use: seven examples -- Increasing and sustaining agricultural production -- Increasing agricultural production: the examples of Africa, India and China -- Prospects and uncertainties
Summary A major challenge of the twenty-first century will be to ensure sufficient global food production to cope with the ever-increasing world population. Soils, Land and Food is aimed at undergraduates, graduates, agricultural scientists and policy makers and describes how technological approaches to soil management can increase and sustain food production
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-242)
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Subject Soil management.
Soil fertility.
Land use -- Management
Food supply
Soil
Agriculture -- methods
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Soil Science.
Soil management.
Soil fertility.
Land use -- Management.
Food supply.
Food supply.
Land use -- Management.
Soil fertility.
Soil management.
Bodenbearbeitung
Landwirtschaftsentwicklung
Bodennutzung
Bodenfruchtbarkeit
Landgebruik.
Bodemvruchtbaarheid.
Management.
Voedselvoorziening.
Solos (manejo;conservação)
Fertilidade do solo.
Uso do solo.
Entwicklungsländer
Entwicklungsländer.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002067258
ISBN 051107848X
9780511078484
0511076916
9780511076916
9780511815577
0511815573
1280955902
9781280955907