Land Degradation : Problems and Policies (Paperback)

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This book was first published in 1987. Land degradation was one of the major conservation issues of the 1980s. Australian scientists were in the fore in the awakening of world interest in this complex phenomenon and in contributing to debate. This book presents a broad multi-disciplinary perspective on the challenge of problems of degrading land, including the onsite and offsite effects of soil erosion, nutrient loss, and salinisation and on the conservation policies needed to meet the challenge.

The volume brings together leading contributors to the field of soil conservation from the natural sciences, from economics and the social sciences, and representatives of farming and conservation organisations. The contributions by natural scientists provide the biological and physical setting to the problem. Chapters on economic, legal and social aspects provide empirical information, together with a conceptual and analytical framework to inform policy makers and to guide them in their choice of policies.

A final group of contributions focuses on institutional, organisational and political concerns, and discusses pratical policies for the future. The problems of land degradation are universal and cause for worldwide concern. This timely book is of immediate relevance and importance to Australia, but the discussion of the problems and the suggested policies to grapple with the threat posed by land degradation are of international application.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521123235
SKU 211936248
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521123232
Release Date 1/1/2011
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0428
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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