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World Soils Book Series

The Soils of Egypt

Editors: El-Ramady, H., Alshaal, T., Bakr, N., Elbana, T., Mohamed, E., Belal, A.-A. (Eds.)

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  • Written by an esteemed group of leading soil scientists
  • The first comprehensive work on the different types of soils in Egypt
  • An important case study for different soils in arid and semiarid regions
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95516-2
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About this book

This book reviews the distribution of soils across Egypt, their history, genesis, pollution and management. The conservation of Egyptian soils, soils and their connections to human activities, as well as some future soil issues are also highlighted. It is well known that soil is the main source for food, feed, fuel and fiber production. Accordingly, the study of soils is not only a crucial issue but also an urgent task for all nations worldwide. Due to their important roles in agroecosystems as well as many aspects of our lives, soils have direct and indirect functions in the agricultural, industrial and medicinal sectors. Therefore, understanding the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, as well as soil security, have now become emerging issues. Climate change has a very dangerous dimension in Egypt concerning the rising sea level. Many coastal zones are already threatened by this sea level rise, and may ultimately disappear. At the same time, water shortages and soil pollution represent the main challenges for the Egyptian nation. Generally speaking, the environmental challenges that Egypt now faces include improving and sustaining soil health, soil carbon sequestration, wastewater treatment, and avoiding the overuse of fertilizers and pesticides. Therefore, this book examines in detail the soils of Egypt from various perspectives including their genesis, history, classification, pollution and degradation, soil security, soil fertility and land uses.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    El-Ramady, Hassan (et al.)

  • Soil Research History

    Pages 13-31

    El-Ramady, Hassan (et al.)

  • Egyptian Natural Resources

    Pages 33-49

    Bakr, Noura (et al.)

  • Land Use/Land Cover and Vegetation Status

    Pages 51-67

    Bakr, Noura (et al.)

  • Climate

    Pages 69-92

    El-Marsafawy, Samia (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95516-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 147,69 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95515-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 147,69 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07049-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Soils of Egypt
Editors
  • Hassan El-Ramady
  • Tarek Alshaal
  • Noura Bakr
  • Tamer Elbana
  • Elsayed Mohamed
  • Abdel-Aziz Belal
Series Title
World Soils Book Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95516-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95516-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95515-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07049-6
Series ISSN
2211-1255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 227
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 121 illustrations in colour
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