Sustainable Land Management

Learning from the Past for the Future

Editors: Kapur, Selim, Eswaran, Hari, Blum, Winfried E.H. (Eds.)

  • New information on land and water use
  • Shows how to preserve the land for the benefit of future generations
  • Explains the implementation of sustainable land management strategies
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About this book

Soil quality is threatened by many human-induced activities, but can also be improved by good land management. In the relatively short history of mankind on earth, the landscape and soils of the world have been drastically modified from their "natural " state. Landscapes altered by man's activities are termed "Anthroscapes" which are inextricably linked to culture and history. The challenges for today's scientists are to devise and implement sustainable land management strategies in order to preserve the land for the benefit of future generations. This book is a valuable compendium of the research experiences so far gained in studies of the context and concept of the "Anthroscape" and highlights the potential future contributions of such research to sustainable development.

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“This book provides a well-rounded summary of sustainable land management in relation to culture and history. … Sustainable Land Management … is a very good collection of presentations. The principles of sustainability and land management are readily explained through a variety of locations … which provides readers with clearly identifiable regions that they may live in or be familiar with. The editors provide ample discussion about Anthrscapes and this helps to engage readers to think more about the changing evolution of land management sustainability.” (Jeff Thurston, Sensors & Systems, August, 2011)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Anthroscape Approach in Sustainable Land Use

    Eswaran, H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-50

  • Anthroscapes in the Light of the EU Soil Thematic Strategy

    Montanarella, Luca

    Pages 51-56

  • Soil Erosion-Desertification and the Middle Eastern Anthroscapes

    Safriel, Uriel N. (et al.)

    Pages 57-124

  • Soils of the Mediterranean Region, Their Characteristics, Management and Sustainable Use

    Zdruli, Pandi (et al.)

    Pages 125-142

  • Mountain Anthroscapes, the Case of the Italian Alps

    Previtali, Franco

    Pages 143-161

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Land Management
Book Subtitle
Learning from the Past for the Future
Editors
  • Selim Kapur
  • Hari Eswaran
  • Winfried E.H. Blum
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14782-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14782-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14781-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43978-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 415
Topics