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The Soils of Egypt

  • Hassan El-Ramady
  • Tarek Alshaal
  • Noura Bakr
  • Tamer Elbana
  • Elsayed Mohamed
  • Abdel-Aziz Belal
Book

Part of the World Soils Book Series book series (WSBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Hassan El-Ramady, Tarek Alshaal, Ahmed S. El-Henawy, Mohamed S. Shams
    Pages 1-11
  3. Hassan El-Ramady, Tarek Alshaal, Saber A. Gaheen
    Pages 13-31
  4. Noura Bakr, Mohamed H. Bahnassy
    Pages 33-49
  5. Noura Bakr, Mohamed H. Bahnassy
    Pages 51-67
  6. Samia El-Marsafawy, Noura Bakr, Tamer Elbana, Hassan El-Ramady
    Pages 69-92
  7. Heba Elbasiouny, Fathy Elbehiry
    Pages 93-109
  8. Abdel-Aziz Belal, Elsayed Mohamed, Ahmed Saleh, Mohamed Jalhoum
    Pages 111-136
  9. Hassan El-Ramady, Tarek Alshaal, Sarwat Yousef, Shaimaa Elmahdy, Salah E. -D. Faizy, Megahed Amer et al.
    Pages 137-157
  10. Elsayed Mohamed, Abdel-Aziz Belal, R. R. Ali, Ahmed Saleh, Ehab A. Hendawy
    Pages 159-174
  11. Tarek Alshaal, Hassan El-Ramady, Nevien Elhawat, Sahar El-Nahrawy, Alaa El-Dein Omara, Tamer Elsakhawy et al.
    Pages 175-185
  12. Tamer Elbana, Hesham M. Gaber, Fawzy M. Kishk
    Pages 187-200
  13. Hassan El-Ramady, Tarek Alshaal, Tamer Elsakhawy, Alaa El-Dein Omara, Neama Abdalla, Eric C. Brevik
    Pages 201-213
  14. Hassan El-Ramady, Tarek Alshaal, Hamada Abdelrahman, Omar El-Hady
    Pages 215-224
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 225-227

About this book

Introduction

This book reviews the distribution of soils across Egypt, their history, genesis, pollution and management. The conservation of Egyptian soils, soils and their connections to human activities, as well as some future soil issues are also highlighted. It is well known that soil is the main source for food, feed, fuel and fiber production. Accordingly, the study of soils is not only a crucial issue but also an urgent task for all nations worldwide. Due to their important roles in agroecosystems as well as many aspects of our lives, soils have direct and indirect functions in the agricultural, industrial and medicinal sectors. Therefore, understanding the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, as well as soil security, have now become emerging issues. Climate change has a very dangerous dimension in Egypt concerning the rising sea level. Many coastal zones are already threatened by this sea level rise, and may ultimately disappear. At the same time, water shortages and soil pollution represent the main challenges for the Egyptian nation.
 
Generally speaking, the environmental challenges that Egypt now faces include improving and sustaining soil health, soil carbon sequestration, wastewater treatment, and avoiding the overuse of fertilizers and pesticides. Therefore, this book examines in detail the soils of Egypt from various perspectives including their genesis, history, classification, pollution and degradation, soil security, soil fertility and land uses.

Keywords

Soil Climate Change Environment Geography Humanities

Editors and affiliations

  • Hassan El-Ramady
    • 1
  • Tarek Alshaal
    • 2
  • Noura Bakr
    • 3
  • Tamer Elbana
    • 4
  • Elsayed Mohamed
    • 5
  • Abdel-Aziz Belal
    • 6
  1. 1.Soil and Water Department, Faculty of AgricultureKafrelsheikh UniversityKafr El-SheikhEgypt
  2. 2.Soil and Water Department, Faculty of AgricultureKafrelsheikh UniversityKafr El-SheikhEgypt
  3. 3.Soils and Water Use Department, Biological and Agricultural DivisionNational Research CentreGizaEgypt
  4. 4.Soils and Water Use Department, Biological and Agricultural DivisionNational Research CentreGizaEgypt
  5. 5.Division of Agriculture Applications and Soil ScienceNational Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)CairoEgypt
  6. 6.Division of Agriculture Applications and Soil ScienceNational Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS)CairoEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95516-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95515-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95516-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1255
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1263
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