Progress in Soil Science

Global Soil Security

Editors: Field, Damien, Morgan, Cristine L., McBratney, Alex B. (Eds.)

  • Provides a framework for policy makers to improve soil quality 
  • Addresses soil security issues
  • Examines soil security and its five dimensions, Capability, Capital, Condition, Connectivity and Codification
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This book introduces the concept of soil security and its five dimensions: Capability, Capital, Condition, Connectivity and Codification. These five dimensions make it possible to understand soil's role in delivering ecosystem services and to quantify soil resource by measuring, mapping, modeling and managing it. Each dimension refers to a specific aspect: contribution to global challenges (Capability), value of the soil (Capital), current state of the soil (Condition), how people are connected to the soil (Connectivity) and development of good policy (Codification). This book considers soil security as an integral part of meeting the ongoing challenge to maintain human health and secure our planet's sustainability. The concept of soil security helps to achieve the need to maintain and improve the world’s soil for the purpose of producing food, fiber and freshwater, and contributing to energy and climate sustainability. At the same time it helps to maintain biodiversity and protects ecosystem goods and services.

   


 

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Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Soil Security: A Rationale

    McBratney, Alex B. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Soil Security: Dimensions

    Field, Damien J.

    Pages 15-23

  • Soil Capability: Exploring the Functional Potentials of Soils

    Bouma, Johan (et al.)

    Pages 27-44

  • Distinguishing Between Capability and Condition

    Field, Damien J. (et al.)

    Pages 45-52

  • Valuing of Soil Capability in Land Surface Modeling

    Morgan, Cristine L. S. (et al.)

    Pages 53-61

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43394-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43393-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Soil Security
Editors
  • Damien Field
  • Cristine L. Morgan
  • Alex B. McBratney
Series Title
Progress in Soil Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43394-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43394-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43393-6
Series ISSN
2352-4774
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 469
Number of Illustrations and Tables
102 b/w illustrations
Topics