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Description - Soil Erosion and Conservation by R. P. C. Morgan

Soil Erosion and Conservation provides a comprehensive treatment of the processes of soil erosion, the methods that can be used for their control, and the issues involved in designing and implementing soil conservation programmes. Features include:New material on gully erosion, tillage practices, erosion risk assessment, use of erosion models, incentives for farmers and land users, and community approaches to erosion control Updated sections on the mechanics of wind erosion, soil erodibility, use of vegetation in erosion control, traditional soil conservation measures, socio-economic issues and the role of government Descriptions of the methods used to assess the risk of erosion and predict rates of soil loss Outlines of the social, economic, political and institutional constraints on implementing soil protection measures Coverage of erosion and its control for agriculture, grazing, forestry, mining land, road banks, pipeline corridors and recreation Worldwide coverage of the success and failure of erosion control using material from Europe, Africa, Australia, America and AsiaThe third edition of this internationally recognised textbook will be invaluable to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying soil conservation or soil erosion in earth science, environmental science and physical geography departments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405117814
ISBN-10: 1405117818
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 171mm x 16mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - R. P. C. Morgan

Roy Morgan is Emeritus Professor in Soil Erosion Control in the National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI), Cranfield University, UK. He is a founder member and past President of the European Society for Soil Conservation and, before retirement, was the Deputy Director of NSRI. He has some 35 years experience in lecturing, research and consultancy on soil erosion, with particular interests in erosion assessment, erosion modelling and the use of vegetation in soil protection. His work has taken him to many countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe and has involved the design of soil protection measures on farmland, road banks and pipeline corridors.