The Resource Out of the earth : civilization and the life of the soil, Daniel J. Hillel

Out of the earth : civilization and the life of the soil, Daniel J. Hillel

Label
Out of the earth : civilization and the life of the soil
Title
Out of the earth
Title remainder
civilization and the life of the soil
Statement of responsibility
Daniel J. Hillel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hillel, Daniel
Index
index present
LC call number
S591
LC item number
.H62 1991
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
S591.H62
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soils
  • Soil and civilization
  • Water and civilization
  • Water-supply
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Soil and civilization
  • Soils
  • Water and civilization
  • Water-supply
  • Boden
  • Zivilisation
  • Wasser
  • Wasserversorgung
  • Landwirtschaft
  • Bodenschutz
Label
Out of the earth : civilization and the life of the soil, Daniel J. Hillel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Man's role on God's earth -- The fertile substrate -- The vital fluid -- The dynamic cycle -- The primary producers -- The tenuous balance -- Human origins -- The agricultural transformations -- Early farming in the Near East -- Silt and salt in Mesopotamia -- The gifts of the Nile -- Husbandry of the rain-fed uplands -- The desert rejoiced -- Tapping the underground waters -- Farming the wetlands of Mesoamerica -- The advent of chemical fertilizers -- Saline seeps in Australia and North America -- The promise and peril of irrigation -- Accelerated erosion -- The "sorrow of China" -- Deforesting the earth -- Man-made deserts -- The plight of Africa -- Endangered wetlands -- Sweet water and bitter -- Water management in Israel -- Abusing the living filter -- A global accounting -- A case for conditional optimism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9780029150603
Lccn
90038119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21764272
Label
Out of the earth : civilization and the life of the soil, Daniel J. Hillel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Man's role on God's earth -- The fertile substrate -- The vital fluid -- The dynamic cycle -- The primary producers -- The tenuous balance -- Human origins -- The agricultural transformations -- Early farming in the Near East -- Silt and salt in Mesopotamia -- The gifts of the Nile -- Husbandry of the rain-fed uplands -- The desert rejoiced -- Tapping the underground waters -- Farming the wetlands of Mesoamerica -- The advent of chemical fertilizers -- Saline seeps in Australia and North America -- The promise and peril of irrigation -- Accelerated erosion -- The "sorrow of China" -- Deforesting the earth -- Man-made deserts -- The plight of Africa -- Endangered wetlands -- Sweet water and bitter -- Water management in Israel -- Abusing the living filter -- A global accounting -- A case for conditional optimism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9780029150603
Lccn
90038119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)21764272

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