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Titre : Soil Erosion in Europe (Hardback)
Éditeur : John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United States
Date d'édition : 2006
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of soil erosion throughout Europe, an important aspect to control and manage if landscapes are to be sustained for the future. Written in two parts, Soil Erosion in Europe primarily focuses on current issues, area specific soil erosion rates, on and off-site impacts, government responses, soil conservation measures, and soil erosion risk maps. The first part overviews the erosion processes and the problems encountered within each European country, whilst the second section takes a cross-cutting theme approach. * Based on an EU-funded project that has been running for four years with erosion scientists from 19 countries * Reviews contemporary erosion processes and rates on arable and rangeland in Europe * Looks at current issues, such as socio-economic drivers, controlling factors specific to the country and changes in land use. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780470859100
Synopsis : Provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of soil erosionthroughout Europe, an important aspect to control and manage iflandscapes are to be sustained for the future.
Written in two parts, Soil Erosion in Europe primarilyfocuses on current issues, area specific soil erosion rates, on andoff?site impacts, government responses, soil conservation measures,and soil erosion risk maps. The first part overviews the erosionprocesses and the problems encountered within each Europeancountry, whilst the second section takes a cross?cutting themeapproach.
Quatrième de couverture: This book comes at a time when Europe is developing a coherent soilprotection policy. The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy andthe new agri?environment measures have put the emphasis on thecontrol of soil erosion and sediment pollution, and the managementof European landscapes in a more sustainable manner.
This is a comprehensive assessment of erosion processes, rates,spatial distribution and significance of erosion for Europe, basedon an EU?funded project that has been running for nearly fouryears.
Divided into two sections, the first section looks at adifferent country for each chapter and provides an overview of thesoil erosion processes and problems that affect it. The secondsection examines soil erosion processes, risk assessment andprediction, and off?site impacts and responses.
This book is valuable reading for postgraduates and researchersin geography, soil science, engineering, hydrology and agriculture.It is also useful reading for professional organisations, policyand decision makers.
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