Irrigation and Soil Salinity in the Indian Subcontinent: Past and Present
Lehigh University Press, 2005 - 404 pagini
This book deals with the development of irrigation in the subcontinent since the beginning of settled agriculture, and its possible connections with the occurrence of salinity and alkalinity in irrigated lands.
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Water Resources of the Subcontinent and Their Management
History of Irrigation up to 1858
Irrigation Works of the British and PostIndependence Period
Soils of the Subcontinent and Sources of Salt Accretion
Irrigation and Soil Salinity The Connection
Nature and Distribution of Saltlands and Their Native Flora
Research into Saltlands
Reclamation and Management of Saltlands and Saline Irrigation
Plantation Forestry and Other Uses of Saltlands
Glossary of Uncommon Terms
Irrigated Agriculture and Waterlogging
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Pagina 19 - ... or appearance of water. They who saw it in time easily escaped ; they who did not, were inevitably lost. It was a horrible mess of foul water, carcases of soldiers, peasants, war-steeds, Camels, prostitutes, tents, mules, asses, trees, and household furniture, in short, every item of existence jumbled together in one flood...