This book has been prepared to serve as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and a book of reference for researchers. The unique feature of this book is that theory and practice have been dealt together. The basic principles have been dealt systematically in a concise form considering the need of average student. First four chapters deal with principles of erosion, causes, effects, mechanisms involved in erosion by water and wind.
Various aspects of soil conservation are discussed in five subsequent chapters. A separate chapter on watershed management and a chapter on overview of soil conservation work in India and a glossary of selected terms in soil erosion and conservation are also given. This book should interest to students and professionals in the fields of agriculture, soil science, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, agroforestry, hydrology, agricultural engineering/soil and water conservation engineering, economics and environmental sciences.