Soils of the tropics

Author: A. van Wambeke
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: UOM:39015024942180
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Science

Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics

Author: Pedro A. Sanchez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107176058
Release Date: 2018-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Long-awaited second edition of classic textbook, brought completely up to date, for courses on tropical soils, and reference for scientists and professionals.

Tropical Soils

Author: A. S. R. Juo
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195115987
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

1. Introduction. 2. Mineralogy. 3. Soil Chemistry. 4. Soil Physics. 5. Soil Biology and Microbiology. 6. Soil Fertility. 7. Soil Formation and Classification. 8. Major Soils of the Tropics: A Descriptive Classification Based on Clay Mineralogy. 9. Soil Management: An Overview. 10. Properties and Management of Kaolinitic Soils. 11. Properties and Management of Oxidic Soils. 12. Properties and Management of Smectitic Soils. 13. Properties and Management of Allophanic Soils. 14. Soils and Sustainable Agriculture.

Proceeding of the 1st International Conference on Tropical Agriculture

Author: Alim Isnansetyo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319603636
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The proceeding of tropical agriculture is a proceeding of papers presented at the International Conference on Tropical Agriculture. Sustainability of agriculture production system is an important issue in the world, which includes all aspects of sustainable criteria, such as technical, socio-economic, and ecological aspects. This book covers sustainable tropical agriculture, sustainable tropical fisheries, sustainable tropical animal production, sustainable tropical forestry, tropical animal health, and Innovative and Emerging Food Technology and Management. The most common, challenging issues in plant, animal and fisheries production in the tropics are climate change, inefficiency production system, low technological innovation, decreasing environment quality, and the outbreak risk of pest and diseases. These issues are closely linked to the socio-economic condition of farmers as small-scale farms are dominant in this area. In addition, post-harvest technology is crucial to maintaining the high quality of products after on farm production. This volume provides the recent research and development on tropical agriculture production systems for plant, terrestrial animal and aquatic animal to establish sustainable agriculture production in the tropics.

Handbook of Soil Sciences

Author: Pan Ming Huang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439803059
Release Date: 2011-11-17
Genre: Science

An evolving, living organic/inorganic covering, soil is in dynamic equilibrium with the atmosphere above, the biosphere within, and the geology below. It acts as an anchor for roots, a purveyor of water and nutrients, a residence for a vast community of microorganisms and animals, a sanitizer of the environment, and a source of raw materials for construction and manufacturing. To develop lasting solutions to the challenges of balanced use and stewardship of the Earth, we require a fundamental understanding of soil—from its elastic, porous three-phase system to its components, processes, and reactions. Handbook of Soil Sciences: Properties and Processes, Second Edition is the first of two volumes that form a comprehensive reference on the discipline of soil science. Completely revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge, this volume covers the traditional areas of soil science: soil physics, soil chemistry, soil mineralogy, soil biology and biochemistry, and pedology. Contributors discuss the application of physical principles to characterize the soil system and mass and energy transport processes within the critical zone. They present significant advances in soil chemistry; describe how minerals are formed and transformed; and provide an introduction to the soil biota. They also examine geomorphology, land use, hydropedology, and subaqueous soils as well as the classification and digital mapping of soil. Critical elements addressed in each section include: Descriptions of concepts and theories Definitions, approaches, methodologies, and procedures Data in tabular and figure format Extensive references This cohesive handbook provides a thorough understanding of soil science principles and practices based on a rigorous, complete, and up-to-date treatment of the subject matter compiled by leading scientists. It is a resource rich in data, offering professional soil scientists, agronomists, engineers, ecologists, biologists, naturalists, and students their first point of entry into a particular aspect of the soil sciences.

Human Impacts on Amazonia

Author: Darrell A. Posey
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231517355
Release Date: 2006-07-11
Genre: Science

From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.

Management of Soil Nutrients and Water in Tropical Plantation Forests

Author: E. K. Sadanandan Nambiar
ISBN: CORNELL:31924086566696
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Tree farms

Plantations for the tropics their, extent and nature. Genetic resources for plantation forestry. The biophysical environment. Soils of the tropics and their management for plantation forestry. Hydrology of forest platations in the tropics Dynamics of leaf and canopy development. The ecophysiological basis for productivity in the tropics. Roots and Mycorrhizas in plantation ecosystems. Nitrogen fixation in tropical forest plantations. Dynamics of nutrient supply in plantation soils. Soil and stand management for short-rotation plantations. Stand development and productivity. Origanic matter accretion, decomposition and mineralisation. Reforestation of salt-affected and acid soils. Towards sustained productivity and acid soils. Towards sustained productivity of tropical plantations: science and pratictice.

Pedo kologische Folgen des mennonitischen Landnutzungssystems im Oriente Boliviens Departamento Santa Cruz

Author: Michael Markussen
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112396937
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Mennonites

Zeit ist ein rätselhaftes Phänomen. Woher kommt sie? Wohin geht sie? Wir haben" Zeit, spüren den Zahn der Zeit" - aber be-sitzen, beherrschen und festhalten können wir unsere (Lebens-) Zeit nicht. Selbst ihre Meßbarkeit in Minuten und Sekunden ist uns zwar vertraut - doch ist Zeit wirklich meßbar? Und wie hängen Zeit und Bewegung zusammen? Diese und viele andere Zeit-Fragen wurden bereits von zahlreichen Philosophen und Theologen durchdacht, u.a. auch von Augustin (Bekenntnisse"), Michael Ende (Momo"), dem Tü-bin-ger Theologen Eilert Herms (Meine Zeit in Gottes Hän-den") und dem Prediger" in der Bibel. Sie kommen in diesem Buch zu Wort - einzeln, in einem außergewöhnlichen Vergleich und mit kritischer Hinterfragung der Autorin -, um uns letztlich zu zeigen: Zeit ist noch viel rätselhafter, als sie scheint! Gabriele Berger-Faragó, 1973 in eine deutsch-ungarische Familie hineingeboren, studierte von 1994 bis 2001 in Heidelberg, Lexington (Kentucky, USA) und Stirling (Schottland) Anglistik, evangelische Theologie, Psychologie und Pädagogik. Die Autorin lebt mit ihrem Ehemann in Heidelberg und arbeitet seit ihrem 1. Staatsexamen in der Erwachsenenbildung. Parallel dazu bereitet sie sich in evangelischer Theologie auf das Kirchliche Examen der Badischen Landeskirche vor, um anschließend in den Pfarrdienst zu treten.

Soil science and sustainable land management in the tropics

Author: John Keith Syers
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: UOM:39015032618335
Release Date: 1994-09-01
Genre: Science

Contributors Preface 1. Soil Science and Sustainable Land Management, D. J. Greenland 2. Evaluation of the Soil and Land Resource, M. Latham 3. Proposals for Quantitative Criteria in the Management of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, J. R. O'Callaghan and G. C. L. Wyseure 4. Soil Erosion and Conservation: A Place for Soil Science?, M. Stocking 5. Agroforestry Practices to Control Runoff and Erosion on Steeplands in Ilocos Norte, Philippines, E. O. Agustin and S. Nortcliff 6. The Quaternary Legacy in the Tropics: A Fundamental Property of the Land Resource, M. F. Thomas 7. Effects of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation on Land Quality: Defining Pedogenetic Baselines in the Dondoa District of Tanzania, R. W. Payton and E. K. Shishira 8. Sustainable Regeneration of Surface Tilth in Zimbabwean Vertisols Through Water Management, J. Hussein and M. A. Adey 9. Agrohydrological Modelling: A Tool for Sustainable Development of Land Resources, J. W. Gowing and G. C. L. Wyseure 10. Extending the Growing Season by Efficient Use of Rainfall, J. Tabi Owono, D. A. Rose and R. S. Shiel 11. The Role of Soil Organisms in the Sustainability of Tropical Cropping Systems, M. J. Swift, et al. 12. Can Biological Nitrogen Fixation Sustain Agriculture in the Tropics? 13. Improving the Agricultural Productivity of the Soils of Northeast Thailand Through Soil Organic Matter Management, A. G. O'Donnell, et al. 14. Soil Organic Matter Management in Thailand, J. S. Watson 15. A Diagnostic Approach to Solving Soil Fertility Problems in the Tropics, M. E. Sumner and K. Hylton 16. Physical and Chemical Constraints to Sustainable Soil Use Under Rainfed Conditions in the Humid Tropics of Southeast Asia, I. R. Willett 17. The Use of Simplified Nutrient Balances at Farm Level to Determine Boundary Conditions for Sustainable Production, F. C. T. Guiking, D. M. Jansen, and L. O. Fresco 18. The Economic Context of Soil Science, J. Lingard 19. Soil Science Research in Developing Countries: Towards a Holistic Approach, M. Catizzone 20. Soil Science and Better Land Use in the Tropics, A. J. Bennett Index


ISBN: UCAL:B4244897
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Science

Associations Publications in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015004504547
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Associations, institutions, etc

1981- in 2 v.: v.1, Subject index; v.2, Title index, Publisher/title index, Association name index, Acronym index, Key to publishers' and distributors' abbreviations.