Soils in the Nexus

Soils in the Nexus A Crucial Resource for Water, Energy and Food Security

Paperback (01 Apr 2016) | English

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Care of the soil is crucial if we are to ensure water, energy and food security for nine billion people by 2050. The soil sustains biodiversity and can contribute to the mitigation of climate change, but it is a non-renewable resource within human timeframes. We too often treat his resource in unsustainable ways, with the result that approximately 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil is lost each year due to erosion. Insecurity and the loss of land rights among local populations contribute to the problem.We need, therefore, to consider soils in an integrated and holistic manner: in the nexus. This book presents an interdisciplinary perspective and provides pathways towards the sustainable governance of soil and land.

About the Publisher



UIT was founded by Niall Mansfield in 1992 and incorporated in January 1993. Originally the company provided consultancy in computer networking and the Internet. Niall Mansfield had written several computer books for Addison-Wesley, and in 2003 Philip Hazel of Cambridge University, who occasionaly worked freelance for UIT, wanted to publish a new edition of the book about his Exim email software, that we had used in many large projects. That was the first book we published. Subsequently the company moved out of computer consulting, and is now devoted entirely to publishing. (Our origins are apparent because specialist computer books are still part of our focus.) Since 2008 we extended our remit, and our main focus now is publishing books on important and difficult issues, making them understandable to the layman. The first of these titles was the very successful Sustainable Energy - without the hot air ® by Professor David JC MacKay.

Book information

ISBN: 9783865814319
Publisher: UIT Cambridge
Imprint: Oekom
Pub date:
DEWEY: 333.716
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 332g
Height: 167mm
Width: 252mm
Spine width: 11mm