Part I: Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Resilience 1: The ecological foundations of sustainable land use: Hungarian agriculture and the way to sustainability, I Lang 2: Soil resilience and sustainable land management in the context of AGENDA 21, H Eswaran 3: The concept of soil resilience, I Szabolcs 4: Sustainable land use systems and soil resilience, R Lal 5: The biological dimension of soil resilience: The impact of molecular biology, J M Lynch 6: Ecological-economic assessment of soil management practices for sustainable land use in tropical countries, A-M N Izac Part II: The Extent of Soil Degradation 7: The global extent of soil degradation, L R Oldeman 8: Soil degradation in Hungary, P Stefanovits 9: Degraded lands and their rehabilitation in India, I P Abrol and J L Sehgal 10: Constraints in managing soils for sustainable land use in drylands, B G Rozanov Part III: Avoiding and Combating Soil Degradation 11: Determinants of resilience in soil nutrient dynamics, H Tiessen, J W B Stewart and D W Anderson 12: Maintaining nutrient status of soils: Macronutrients, P Stangel, C Pieri and U Mokwunye 13: Maintaining soil micronutrient status, A Kabata-Pendias 14: Maintaining soil physical conditions, R I Papendick 15: Maintaining the biological status of soil: A key to sustainable land management, M J Swift 16: Sustainable land use in the light of resilience/elasticity to soil organic matter fluctuations, H W Scharpenseel and P Becker-Heidmann Part IV: Soil Organisms and Soil Resilience 17: Functional attributes of biodiversity in land use systems, J M Anderson 18: Soil fauna and sustainable land use in the humid tropics, P Lavelle et al. 19: Interrelationships between biological activities, soil properties and soil management, L Brussaard 20: Biological indicators of soil health and sustainable productivity, C E Pankhurst 21: Biodiversity and soil resilience, L F Elliott and J M Lynch Part V: Methodologies for the Study of Soil Resilience and Sustainable Land Use 22: Long-term field experiments: Their importance in understanding sustainable land use, D S Powlson and A E Johnston 23: The setting-up, conduct and applicability of long-term, continuing field experiments in agricultural research, A E Johnston and D S Powlson 24: Modelling changes in soil properties, A Young 25: Structural aspects of soil resilience, B D Kay, V Rasiah and E Perfect 26: Soil databases for sustainable land use: Hungarian case study, G Varallyay 27: The role of information services in sustainable land use, J L Nowland, A E Shaw and W J Reid Part VI: Promoting soil resilience for sustainable land use 28: Using collaborative research networks to promote sustainable land use, M Latham and J K Syers 29: The work of FAO's land and water division in sustainable land use, W G Sombroek 30: A concept of sustainability and resilience based on soil functions: The role of the International Society of Soil Science in promoting sustainable land use, W E H Blum and A Aguilar Santelises I: Appendix: Recommendations of the working group.
"The contributors, editors and publishers are to be congratulated for this excellent book. It contains much to inspire all who are committed to promoting sustainable land use." --Experimental Agriculture