In Erosion control in the tropics, the authors – Hil Kuipers, Anne Mollema and Egger Topper – introduce the problem of erosion control by emphasizing the need to recognize erosion at an early stage. Currently, every minute an estimated 10 hectares of agricultural land is lost to erosion worldwide. While the seriousness of the problem differs from country to country there can also be considerable local differences. This handbook describes the factors that cause and influence the course of the erosion process and describes the measures that can be taken to conserve the soil. There is also an extensive reference section that can be used by those facing locally specific erosion problems. Wind erosion is not dealt with in this handbook although erosion caused by so-called mass movements (earthquakes, mud streams etc) are discussed because these are often related to water erosion.
Sample PDF: Erosion control
No. of pages: 97