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Soil and Greenhouse Effect: Monitoring and Mitigation

S. Kumar (Editor) H. Pathak (Editor)
Synopsis Global warming, caused by the increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, has emerged as the most prominent global environment issue. Agricultural soils contribute substantially to the greenhouse effect primarily through the emission and consumption of greenhouse gases. For the last two decades the research efforts have been intensified on the quantitative measurement of emission of greenhouse gases from soil. As a result, very useful information has been generated which has enriched our understanding on emission of these gases from soil under various land-use types. This is the first book to examine comprehensively the processes and factors responsible for the formation and emission of these gases from soil and to take a stock of the mass of available information, summarize it and present it in a simple form to catalyze the practical application. Individual chapters are dedicated to subjects such as the processes of greenhouse effect; global warming and climate change; emission of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ammonia from soil; measurement techniques of greenhouse gas emissions from soil; greenhouse effect and soil biota; impact of climate change on Indian agriculture; various organizations working on global warming studies and the glossary of terms frequently used in global climate change studies. These are backed up with schematic diagrams and illustrations. With a clear and concise text this book will prove an invaluable source reference for the students in agriculture and environmental sciences, and researchers and policy-makers concerned about the 'Global Climate Change'.
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About the author

S. Kumar

Dr. S. Kumar (born on July 25th, 1954) is working as a Senior Scientist in Botanical Survey of India Dehradun. He has been actively engaged in research in plant taxonomy, floristics and biodiversity conservation. He has contributed ca 100 research papers and popular scientific articles in reputed national and international journals and magazines in English and Hindi. He has botanically explored many regions in Jammy & Kashmir, Sikkim and Haryana and has contributed significantly in Flora of Jammu & Kashmir, Flora of Sikkim and Flora of Haryana. He is co-author of the book on "Flora Indicae Enumeratio: Asteraceae" and contributed in Books on Flora of India Vol. 1 (Berberidaceae) Vol. 13 (Asteraceae) and Vol 22 (Fagaceae) and Flora of Sikkim Vol. 1 He has recently published the books on FFlora of Haryana (Materials), Plant Diversity Along River Ganga and Zingiberaceae of Sikkim. His forthcoming publications include Grasses of Sikkim. Dr. Kumar is a Fellow and Life member of several reputed scientific societies and has chaired sessions in various conferences and symposia.

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Title Soil and Greenhouse Effect: Monitoring and Mitigation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8123910401
length xii+156p., Figs.; Tables.