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Investigation, Remediation and Protection of Land Resources



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Investigation, Remediation and Protection of Land Resources
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Firmly based in soil science, this book addresses the fundamental science and engineering of land degradation and rehabilitation. It begins with a discussion of natural ground profiles dealing with soil science and the underlying geology, the functions of natural ground and ground engineering properties. The author then introduces three basic mechanisms of ground degradation are introduced: erosion, chemical degradation and physical degradation. He covers remediation, including strategies and techniques to investigate the ground and remediation measures. Finally, the book outlines issues of land protection and discusses a general strategy of sustainable land management.

Author Biography

ETH Department of Environmental Services, Zurich, Switzerlan
Release date Australia
October 26th, 2007
Edited by Dieter D. Genske
Country of Publication
United States
200 Illustrations, black and white
CRC Press Inc
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