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Sustainable Land Management

Learning from the Past for the Future

  • Selim Kapur
  • Hari Eswaran
  • Winfried E.H. Blum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. H. Eswaran, S. Berberoğlu, C. Cangir, D. Boyraz, C. Zucca, E. Özevren et al.
    Pages 1-50
  3. Uriel N. Safriel, Pedro Berliner, Ariel Novoplansky, Jonathan B. Laronne, Arnon Karnieli, Itzhak Moshe et al.
    Pages 57-124
  4. J. M. Arocena, J. M. van Mourik, Á. Faz Cano
    Pages 193-203
  5. Zeng-Yei Hseu, Chen-Chi Tsai, Heng Tsai, Zueng-Sang Chen, Hari Eswaran
    Pages 205-241
  6. A. Faz Cano, A. Zanuzzi, P. Martinez-Pagan, J. Acosta, D. Carmona, S. Martinez-Martinez et al.
    Pages 293-310
  7. I. Çelik, K. T. Yilmaz, H. Eswaran, A. Mermut, M. Dingil, Z. Kaya et al.
    Pages 363-378
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 411-415

About this book


Soil quality is threatened by many human-induced activities, but can also be improved by good land management. In the relatively short history of mankind on earth, the landscape and soils of the world have been drastically modified from their "natural " state. Landscapes altered by man's activities are termed "Anthroscapes" which are inextricably linked to culture and history. The challenges for today's scientists are to devise and implement sustainable land management strategies in order to preserve the land for the benefit of future generations. This book is a valuable compendium of the research experiences so far gained in studies of the context and concept of the "Anthroscape" and highlights the potential future contributions of such research to sustainable development.


Agriculture Cultural Heritage Economics Forestry Geography Human Landscape Soil Science Sustainable Land Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Selim Kapur
    • 1
  • Hari Eswaran
    • 2
  • Winfried E.H. Blum
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Soil Science &, ArchaeometryUniversity of CukurovaAdanaTurkey
  2. 2., Natural Resources Conservation ServiceUnited States Department of AgricultureWashington DCUSA
  3. 3., Natural Resources and Applied Life ScienUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Oil, Gas & Geosciences


From the reviews:

“This book provides a well-rounded summary of sustainable land management in relation to culture and history. … Sustainable Land Management … is a very good collection of presentations. The principles of sustainability and land management are readily explained through a variety of locations … which provides readers with clearly identifiable regions that they may live in or be familiar with. The editors provide ample discussion about Anthrscapes and this helps to engage readers to think more about the changing evolution of land management sustainability.” (Jeff Thurston, Sensors & Systems, August, 2011)