Soil Erosion and Conservation

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Wiley, Feb 11, 2005 - Science - 316 pages
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Soil Erosion and Conservation provides a comprehensivetreatment of the processes of soil erosion, the methods that can beused for their control, and the issues involved in designing andimplementing soil conservation programmes.

Features of the third edition of this internationally recognisedtextbook include:

  • New material on gully erosion, tillage practices, erosion riskassessment, use of erosion models, incentives for farmers and landusers, and community approaches to erosion control
  • Updated sections on the mechanics of wind erosion, soilerodibility, use of vegetation in erosion control, traditional soilconservation measures, socio-economic issues and the role ofgovernment
  • Describes the methods used to assess the risk of erosion andpredict rates of soil loss
  • Outlines the social, economic, political and institutionalconstraints on implementing soil protection measures
  • Covers erosion and its control for agriculture, grazing,forestry, mining land, road banks, pipeline corridors andrecreation
  • Provides worldwide coverage of the success and failure oferosion control using material from Europe, Africa, Australia,America and Asia

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About the author (2005)

Roy Morgan is Emeritus Professor in Soil Erosion Control in the National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI), Cranfield University, UK. He is a founder member and past President of the European Society for Soil Conservation and, before retirement, was the Deputy Director of NSRI. He has some 35 years’ experience in lecturing, research and consultancy on soil erosion, with particular interests in erosion assessment, erosion modelling and the use of vegetation in soil protection. His work has taken him to many countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe and has involved the design of soil protection measures on farmland, road banks and pipeline corridors.

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