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The world population in 1930 was 2 billion. It reached 3 billion in 1960, stands at 4. 6 billion today, and is expected to reach 6 billion by the end of the century. The food and fiber needs of such a rapidly increasing population are enormous. One of the most basic resources, perhaps the most basic of all, for meeting these needs is the soil. There is an urgent need to improve and protect this resource on which the future of mankind directly depends. We must not only learn how to use the soil to furnish our immediate needs, but also ensure that the ability of the soil to sustain food production in the future is unimpaired. This is indeed a mammoth task; a 1977 United Nations survey reported that almost one-fifth of the world's cropland is now being steadily degraded. This volume is the first of a new series entitled Advances in Soil Science. The diversity of soil makes it necessary for research to be conducted in many locations. There are basic principles, however, that are universal. This new series will present clear and concise reviews in all areas of soil science for everyone interested in this basic resource and man's influence on it. The purpose of the series is to provide a forum for leading scientists to analyze and summarize the available scientific information on a subject, assessing its importance and identifYing additional research needs.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Soil Management for Optimized Productivity Under Rainfed Conditions in the Semi-Arid Tropics

    Pages 1-64

    El-Swaify, S. A. (et al.)

  • Soil Profile Modification for Increasing Crop Production

    Pages 65-100

    Eck, H. V. (et al.)

  • The Effect of Exchangeable Sodium and Electrolyte Concentration on Crust Formation

    Pages 101-122

    Shainberg, I.

  • Ammonia Volatilization from Ammonium or Ammonium-Forming Nitrogen Fertilizers

    Pages 123-169

    Fenn, L. B. (et al.)

  • The Effect of Pedogenic Environments on Iron Oxide Minerals

    Pages 171-200

    Schwertmann, U.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Soil Science
Series Title
Advances in Soil Science
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-5046-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-5046-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9539-6
Series ISSN
0176-9340
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
300
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