Soils and Societies

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

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ISBN: 1874267545

Category: History

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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
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Function of Soils for Human Societies and the Environment

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

ISBN: 1862392072

Category: Science

Page: 196

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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.
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Sustaining Our Soils and Society

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

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ISBN: UOM:39076002070394

Category: Electronic books

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Soils and Men

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
made ...

Author: United States. Department of Agriculture

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ISBN: WISC:89097539191

Category: Soil conservation

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Soils Climate and Society

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

ISBN: 9781607322030

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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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.
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Transactions of the Agricultural Societies of Massachusetts for the Year 1847 1852

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
soils ...

Author: Massachusetts. State Board of Agriculture

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ISBN: OSU:32435052903499

Category: Agriculture

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Soil Conservation

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 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105127926876

Category: Soil conservation

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Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England

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

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ISBN: UCAL:B3021766

Category: Agriculture

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Proceedings Soil Science Society of America

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

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007681518

Category: Soil science

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Journal of the Indian Society of 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
Pant ...

Author: Indian Society of Soil Science

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924097819761

Category: Soil science

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Bulletin of the International Society of 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
role ...

Author: International Society of Soil Science

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924084858889

Category: Soil science

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Voluntary Societies

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

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105120889212

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

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Prairie Farmer

... 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
the ...

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ISBN: CHI:28881869

Category: Agriculture

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Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Societies

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

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ISBN: UOM:39015038828029

Category: Science

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Soil Conservation Society of America

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
Benson ...

Author: Soil Conservation Society of America

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ISBN: WISC:89018031187

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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Proceedings Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida

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

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ISBN: WISC:89075347385

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What s New in Crops Soils

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 ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435081959231

Category: Field crops

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Crops and Soils

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
me .

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ISBN: UCBK:C006607015

Category: Agriculture

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The Literature of Soil Science

A collection of 14 discussions of the past and present literature about soil science.

Author: Peter McDonald

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801429218

Category: Technology & Engineering

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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
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Transactions of Joint Meeting of Commissions IV V International Society of Soil Science

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
Soil ...

Author: Gilbert Joseph Neale

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ISBN: WISC:89031386287

Category: Soil chemistry

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Papers presented to the joint meeting of Commission IV (soil fertility) and Commission V (pedology).
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