This book, first published in 1973, focuses on non-urban terrain, and presents a uniquely balanced historical treatment of both the land degradation induced by man and his efforts at conservation, preservation and reclamation.
Part 1. Man-Induced Terrain Degradation 1. The Nature of Induced Erosion and Aggradation A.N. Strahler 2. Denudation and Erosion in the Southern Appalachian Region and the Monongahela Basin L.C. Glenn 3. Soil Erosion a National Menace. Part 1: Some Aspects of the Wastage Caused by Soil Erosion H.H. Bennett and W.R. Chapline 4. Silting of Reservoirs H.M. Eakin 5. Man's Role in Affecting the Sedimentation of Streams and Reservoirs J.B. Stall 6. Man-Induced Badlands Topography J. Aghassy 7. Impact of Highways on the Hydrogeologic Environment R.R. Parizek 8. Permafrost R.F. Black 9. Entrenchment of the Willow Drainage Ditch, Harrison County, Iowa R.B. Daniels 10. Basic Trends and Methods of Water Control in the Arid Zones of the Soviet Union A.N. Askochensky 11. Problems of Irrigated Areas H.N. England 12. Subsidence of the Land Surface in the Tulare-Wasco (Delano) and Los Banos-Kettleman City Area, San Joaquin Valley, California J.F. Poland and G.H. Davis 13. Ground Rupture in the Baldwin Hills D.H. Hamilton and R.L. Meehan 14. Soil Destruction Associated with Forest Management and Prospects for Recovery in Geologic Time R.R. Curry Part 2. Soil Conservation 15. Prevention and Control of Gullies H.G. Jepson 16. Prevention of the Erosion of Farmlands by Terracing C.E. Ramser 17. Erosion Control in Japan W.C. Lowdermilk 18. Soil Erosion and River Regulation with Special Reference to the Yellow River S. Eliassen 19. Protecting Bottomlands from Erosional Debris: A Case Study C.B. Brown 20. Sand Dune Reclamation in the Southern Great Plains C.J. Whitfield Part 3. Landscape Management 21. Forest Land Use Implications R.G. Bailey 22. Restoring Surface-Mined Land USDA 23. The Inert Becomes 'Ert' R.A. Beatty 24. A New Technology for Taconite Badlands E. Zube 25. River Systems: Recreational Classification, Inventory and Evaluation F.C. Craighead and J.J. Craighead 26. Landscape Aesthetics L.B. Leopold