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Author Rosenberg, Norman J., 1930-

Title A biomass future for the North American Great Plains : toward sustainable land use and mitigation of greenhouse warming / by Norman J. Rosenberg.

Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2007.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Burnley  630.97648 ROSE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 198 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 25 cm.
Series Advances in global change research ; v. 27.
Advances in global change research ; v. 27.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction 1 -- 1 Images of The Plains 1 -- 2 Grasslands 2 -- 3 "Discovering" The Plains 2 -- 4 Dust Bowl Years 5 -- 5 Post Dust Bowl Trends 7 -- 6 Chapters 8 -- References 9 -- Chapter 2 Physical Environment 11 -- 1 Geographic Boundaries 11 -- 2 Climate 12 -- 3 SOILS2 4 -- 4 Water Resources 27 -- 5 Native Ecosystems And Vegetation 33 -- 6 Land Use 36 -- 7 Analogous Regions 38 -- 8 Summary 39 -- tReferences 40 -- Chapter 3 People And The Economy 41 -- 1 Demographics 41 -- 2 Great Plains Economy 48 -- 3 Summary 53 -- References 54 -- Chapter 4 Agriculture And Sustainability 55 -- 1 Introduction 55 -- 2 Agricultural Enterprise 55 -- 3 Concept of Sustainable Agriculture 63 -- 4 Soil Erosion on The Plains-Causes And Countermeasures 67 -- 5 Water Problems And Countermeasures 70 -- 6 Sustainability on Balance 79 -- tReferences 79 -- Chapter 5 Wildcard of Climate Change 81 -- 1 Introduction 81 -- 2 Greenhouse Effect And Global Warming 83 -- 3 Climate Change Scenarios 86 -- 4 Impacts of Projected Climate Changes on Plains Agriculture And Water Resources 92 -- 5 Summary: Possible Impacts of Climate Change on Great Plains Agriculture 98 -- tReferences 100 -- Chapter 6 A Role For The Plains In Combating Climate Change 103 -- 1 Introduction 103 -- 2 Technological Fixes 106 -- 3 Soil Carbon Sequestration 110 -- 4 Biomass Crops 120 -- 5 How Genetic Engineering Might Help 132 -- 6 Processing Biomass Crops 143 -- tReferences 159 -- Chapter 7 Outlook 163 -- 1 Recapitulation 163 -- 2 Biomass And The Great Plains 166 -- 3 Is There A Biomass Future? 167 -- 4 Concluding Thoughts 170.
Subject Sustainable agriculture -- Great Plains.
Biomass -- Great Plains.
ISBN 9781402056000 (hd.bd.)
1402056001 (hd.bd.)