Described in Nature as 'a delight for the soil aficionado', this multi-authored collection examines the complex interrelations between societies in different parts of the world and the soils they relied on from the perspectives of geomorphology, archaeology, pedology and history. The geographical spread includes Mesoamerica, Africa, Europe, Australia, India and Easter Island. Few things are more important to human survival than the fertility of the soils from which so much of our food comes. Yet few aspects of the relationship between human society and the environment get so little attention. This book explores some of the enormous variety in the ways that people have worked with, thought about, damaged and restored soils. It also shows some of the ways in which soils, their properties and their histories have influenced human affairs. Soils are the substrate of all human society: from the palaeolithic to the present, their history is our history
Yet few aspects of the relationship between human society and the environment get so little attention. This book explores some of the enormous variety in the ways that people have worked with, thought about, damaged and restored soils.
Author: John Robert McNeill
The papers in this volume address issues of soil formation, soil management, soil protection and the role of biodiversity that must be considered for a sustainable soil use. The papers are aimed at geoscientists in the broadest sense, and others concerned with soil use who will also find chapters relevant to their interests. Soils knowledge used within other Earth sciences is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems, for the solutions of problems in environmental quality and for sustainable use of soils by humans.
The papers in this volume address issues of soil formation, soil management, soil protection and the role of biodiversity that must be considered for a sustainable soil use.
Author: Emmanuel Frossard
Publisher: Geological Society of London
The AGI member societies represent more than 130,000 geologists ,
geophysicists , soil scientists , and other Earth and environmental scientists .
Since its founding in 1948 , AGI has worked with its members to facilitate
intersociety affairs and ...
Author: Thomas E. Loynachan
Category: Electronic books
RACE AND SOIL Men and societies are thus products of the landscape . The
strong race has first approached a physical and social equilibrium with its own
landscape . The great cultural systems , whose subsequent civilizations have
Author: United States. Department of Agriculture
Category: Soil conservation
Much recent archaeological research focuses on social forces as the impetus for cultural change. Soils, Climate and Society, however, focuses on the complex relationship between human populations and the physical environment, particularly the land--the foundation of agricultural production and, by extension, of agricultural peoples. The volume traces the origins of agriculture, the transition to agrarian societies, the sociocultural implications of agriculture, agriculture's effects on population, and the theory of carrying capacity, considering the relation of agriculture to the profound social changes that it wrought in the New World. Soil science plays a significant, though varied, role in each case study, and is the common component of each analysis. Soil chemistry is also of particular importance to several of the studies, as it determines the amount of food that can be produced in a particular soil and the effects of occupation or cultivation on that soil, thus having consequences for future cultivators. Soils, Climate and Society demonstrates that renewed investigation of agricultural production and demography can answer questions about the past, as well as stimulate further research. It will be of interest to scholars of archaeology, historical ecology and geography, and agricultural history.
The volume traces the origins of agriculture, the transition to agrarian societies, the sociocultural implications of agriculture, agriculture's effects on population, and the theory of carrying capacity, considering the relation of ...
Author: John D. Wingard
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Category: Social Science
Soil , and preparation of it for transplanting . A good loam , on a dry and loose
sub - soil , is the best for the cultivation of the pear . Elevated spots are preferable
, and in this climate a southern exposure is always to be chosen . Heavy , rich
Author: Massachusetts. State Board of Agriculture
National Association of Audubon Societies . American Soil Survey Association . .
Association of Land Grant Colleges and Universities . American Geographical
Society of New York . National Geographic Society . International Society of Soil ...
Category: Soil conservation
Syails and slugs described ( Curtis ) , xviii . 61 ; their hermaphrodite character , ib
. SOILS . SOCIETIES , agricultural , in Denmark , xxi . 325 ; Royal Society of Rural
Economy ( Copenhagen ) , ib . SNAPDRAGON , the small ( Buckman ) , xvi .
Author: Royal Agricultural Society of England
Soil Science Society of America. recommendations in cooperation with the Slide
Coordinating Committee . Seconded . Carried . S700–799 MEETINGS (
Executive committee approval to cosponsor this symposium was obtained via
mail ballot . ) ...
Author: Soil Science Society of America
Category: Soil science
Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science , Vol . 53 , No . 4 , pp 529 - 536 (
2005 ) The 4th Dr . R . S . Murthy Memorial Lecture * Managing Soil Quality for
Sustainable Agriculture B . MISHRA Department of Soil Science , Govind Ballabh
Author: Indian Society of Soil Science
Category: Soil science
It was organised by Commission V of ISSS , Commission V of the Russian Soil
Science Society , the Russian ... is determined by the importance of ecological ,
economic and biospheric functions of soils in the life of the human society . The
Author: International Society of Soil Science
Category: Soil science
The Society comprises individual , collective and honorary members . Various
standing commissions and subcommissions exist for tackling the tasks facing the
VOP : for the physics of soils , the chemistry of soils , the biology of soils , the ...
Author: Aron Isaakovich Shchiglik
Category: Associations, institutions, etc
... numerous experiments being made on rotation in crops on our different prairie
soils , by scientific farmers , through a series of years , to draw any thing like
logical deductions from the coincidences , is indeed but faint Societies only show
Proceedings of the Soil Science Society of America , 31 : 238-244 . ness of
Peorian loess in Nebraska . Proceedings of the Soil Science Society of America ,
27 : 445-448 . Anonymous . 1967. Soil survey laboratory methods and
procedures for ...
Author: Nebraska Academy of Sciences
Soil Conservation Society of America. These are only a few ideas and
experiences . I hope that they will supply some food for thought , and look forward
to hearing some of the thoughts of others on this subject . To quote Ezra Taft
Author: Soil Conservation Society of America
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida. neers in the design of a spectrum of
management systems from crop irrigation to pollution abatement . Management
ideas , new at the time , explored by Dr. Hammond and colleagues included the ...
Author: Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida
ASA and SSSA Societies Schedule Full Program for 1953 Annual Meeting
Reflecting the Societies ' growth , the program to be presented at this year's
meeting of the American Socicty of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of
America will ...
Category: Field crops
Normally , the first thoughts of the CROPS & SOILS subscriber when he sees
announcements of American Society of Agronomy , Crop Science Society of
America , and Soil Science Society of America annual meetings is , " This isn't for
A collection of 14 discussions of the past and present literature about soil science. The topics include a historical survey, bibliometrics, introduction into developing countries, societies and their publishing influence, information systems, core monographs, primary journals, maps, and other aspec
A collection of 14 discussions of the past and present literature about soil science.
Author: Peter McDonald
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Papers presented to the joint meeting of Commission IV (soil fertility) and Commission V (pedology).
The SUBHYDRIC Soils are subdivided into the following “ Typen " ( types ) : I
Protopedon II Gyttja III Sapropel IV Dy The ... This is a task that has to be tackled
by the soil societies of the individual countries and the International Society of
Author: Gilbert Joseph Neale
Category: Soil chemistry