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Soils, Land and Food


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Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Managing land for food production in the twenty-first century: an outline; 2. Natural resources for sustainable development; 3. The development of agriculture and systems of land management; 4. Maintaining and improving soil fertility; 5. Land degradation and its control; 6. Raising yields: use of fertilisers; 7. Raising yields: water for rainfed crops and irrigation; 8. Managing change for land use; 9. Increasing and sustaining agricultural production; 10. Increasing agricultural production: examples of Africa, India and China; 11. Prospects, uncertainties and summary; References; Index.

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This book describes how technological advances in soil and land management can help to increase food production.


'... Professor Wild's book deserves to be studied by a wide audience.' Journal of Experimental Agriculture 'Soils, Land and Food is worthy and well informed ... make library acquisition requests for it, and include it on student reading lists! It should also be purchased as an invaluable source of sound information, with its rich, wide-ranging list of references. The scope of the book is indeed impressive ... always accessible to an academic reader from another specialty ...'. European Journal of Soil Science

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