Soil Conservation (Fully Revised and Updated, 3rd Ed.
Hudson, Norman
  • ISBN : 9788192686035
  • year : 2015
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Soil Conservation is a key text not only for agricultural engineers, but also for students of agriculture, forestry, geography, geology and ecology indeed all those concerned with soil erosion. This new and fully revised edition of Normal Hudson's standard work. Gives information on recent advan- ces, including the greater emphasis on sound land use and farming methods, the importance of involvi-ng the farmer at all stages; the need for low-cost, low-labour methods. Shows how research, theory and practice can be applied in the developing countries. Presents the engineering approach to soil conservation in a simple, common-sense way. The text reflects the postgraduate course in soil conservation at Silsoe College, as taught to students from over 40 different countries. The result is a teaching text which will be of use in all countries where soil conservation is a major consideration in agricultural development. After 13 years as a Conservation Officer and Researcher in Africa, Norman Hudson taught for 20 years at Silsoe College (formerly the National College of Agricultural Engineering), a Faculty of Cranfield University, and now practises as a consultant. He has Lectured at universities throughout the world, and has studied soil conservation in more than 40 different countries. He has worked as a consultant for FAO, The World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, The International Found for Agricultural Development, and aid agencies of Britain, the USA and Sweden. Professor Hudson was the 1983 recipient of the Hugh Hammond Bennett Award, the highest professional honour made by the Soil Conservation Society of America, and the President's Citation in 1989. He is a past President of the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation, founder of the International Centre for Soil Conservation Information, and Founder Chairman of the Association for Better Land Husbandry. In 1993 he was awarded the OBE for services to soil conservation.