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    Jagdish Chander Dagar, Anil Kumar Singh, editors.
    Summary: This book, the only one of its kind on ravine lands, reflects the significant advances made over the past two decades in our understanding of gully erosion, its controlling factors, and various aspects of gully erosion. It also addresses central research gaps and unanswered questions, which include historical studies on gully erosion to better understand the different stages of their formation; appropriate measuring techniques for monitoring or assessing the geological and hydrological parameters and processes involved in gully development; interaction of hydrological and other soil degradation processes; ecology and biodiversity of fragile ravines; impact of climate and environmental changes on soil erosion processes; development of effective and reliable gully erosion models; effective gully prevention and control measures; watershed-based management options; and ravine rehabilitation policies. The present book is a highly timely publication and deals with various aspects of ravine ecology and rehabilitation of degraded lands, particularly with the aid of biological approaches. As such, it offers a valuable guide for all scientists working in the fields of soil conservation / rehabilitation and agroforestry, students, environmentalists, educationists, and policymakers. More importantly, it focuses on the rehabilitation of one of the world's most degraded and fragile ecosystems, ensuring the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers and landless families living in harsh ecologies that are more vulnerable to climate change.

    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Ravines: Formation, Extent, Classification, Evolution and Measures of Prevention and Control
    Chapter 3. Perspectives of Vegetation Ecology and Biodiversity for Management of Ravine Lands
    Chapter 4. Plant Biodiversity of Ravine Ecosystem: Opening New Vistas for Enhancing Productivity
    Chapter 5. Nutrient Management Strategies for Improving Soil Health and Productivity of Ravine Lands
    Chapter 6. Soil, Landscape and Nutrient Management of Ravine Areas for Enhancing Crop Productivity and Livelihood Security
    Chapter 7. Some Practices of Gully Rehabilitation in Central Brazil
    Chapter 8. Gully Erosion and Land Degradation in Brazil: A Case Study from São Luís Municipality, Maranhão State
    Chapter 9 Technological Interventions for Managing Ravine Lands for Livelihood and Environmental Security
    Chapter 10. Formation, Control and Management of Deep (Chambal) Ravine: An Energy Concept
    Chapter 11. Management of Chambal Ravines for Income Enhancement
    Chapter 12. Reclamation of Ravine Lands for Higher Production
    Chapter 13. Soil and Water Conservation in Ravinous Watersheds: Case Studies from Uttar Pradesh in India
    Chapter 14. Agroforestry Potential for Higher Productivity from Degraded Ravine Watersheds
    Chapter 15. Forest and Fruit Trees-based Agroforestry Systems for Productive Utilization of Ravine Lands
    Chapter 16. Silvopastoral System: A Key Component for Rehabilitation of Ravine Lands
    Chapter 17. Bamboo-based bio-engineering Interventions for Rehabilitation and High Productivity of Ravine Lands
    hapter 18. Leucaena leucocephala: A leguminous tree suitable for eroded habitats of Hawaiian Islands
    Chapter 19. Ravines
    Prospective Zone for Carbon Sequestration
    Chapter 20. Carbon Sequestration in Eroded and Ravinous Landscapes
    Chapter 21. Greening of Ravines: A Strategy for Viable Production and Mitigation to Climate Change
    Chapter 22. Management of Ravines through Anicuts and Afforestration
    Chapter 23. Rehabilitation of Degraded Eroded Lands in Semi-arid and Sub-humid Ecologies in India
    Chapter 24. Impact Assessment of Management Techniques Implemented in Chambal-Ravines, Madhya Pradesh, India
    Chapter 25. Modelling Soil Erosion by Water
    Chapter 26. Gender Challenges and Socio-economic Strategies for Livelihood Security in Ravine Areas
    Chapter 27. Socio-economic and Conservation Measures in Ravine-affected Areas of Gujarat: Policy Interventions
    Chapter 28. Greening Ravine Lands: Policy Issues and Way Forward.
    Digital Access Springer 2018