Developments in Soil Classification, Land Use Planning and Policy Implications

Innovative Thinking of Soil Inventory for Land Use Planning and Management of Land Resources

Editors: Shahid, Shabbir A., Taha, Faisal K., Abdelfattah, Mahmoud A. (Eds.)

  • An essential volume for researchers and professionals working on soil use in arid and semi-arid regions
  • Features the latest technical material on the subject from a vast range of sources
  • A key text for students of agriculture and soil science that will get them up to speed with the latest knowledge and theories
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As the world’s population continues to expand, maintaining and indeed increasing agricultural productivity is more important than ever, though it is also more difficult than ever in the face of changing weather patterns that in some cases are leading to aridity and desertification. The absence of scientific soil inventories, especially in arid areas, leads to mistaken decisions about soil use that, in the end, reduce a region’s capacity to feed its population, or to guarantee a clean water supply. Greater efficiency in soil use is possible when these resources are properly classified using international standards. Focusing on arid regions, this volume details soil classification from many countries. It is only once this information is properly assimilated by policymakers it becomes a foundation for informed decisions in land use planning for rational and sustainable uses.

Table of contents (50 chapters)

  • Innovative Thinking for Sustainable Use of Terrestrial Resources in Abu Dhabi Emirate Through Scientific Soil Inventory and Policy Development

    Shahid, Shabbir A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-49

  • Demands on Soil Classification and Soil Survey Strategies: Special-Purpose Soil Classification Systems for Local Practical Use

    Fitzpatrick, R. W.

    Pages 51-83

  • Reconnaissance Soil Survey for the State of Kuwait

    Omar, Samira A. S. (et al.)

    Pages 85-107

  • Do the Emerging Methods of Digital Soil Mapping Have Anything to Learn from the Geopedologic Approach to Soil Mapping and Vice Versa?

    Farshad, Abbas (et al.)

    Pages 109-131

  • Soil Thematic Map and Land Capability Classification of Dubai Emirate

    Harahsheh, Hussein (et al.)

    Pages 133-146

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5331-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developments in Soil Classification, Land Use Planning and Policy Implications
Book Subtitle
Innovative Thinking of Soil Inventory for Land Use Planning and Management of Land Resources
Editors
  • Shabbir A. Shahid
  • Faisal K. Taha
  • Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5332-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5332-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5331-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVI, 867
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