Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils, 4th edition
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Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils is an accessible introduction to soil science fundamentals. It has been at the forefront of soil science for over a century and remains a valuable resource for meeting today's environmental challenges. The authors contend that it's necessary to have a deep understanding of soils to balance economic growth with sustainable economies. They consider the role of soils as both a natural resource and an ecosystem, while highlighting interactions between soils and other components of natural and constructed ecosystems.
The 4th Edition has been abridged to focus on fundamentals. It has new or updated discussions on topics such as organic farming, soil food-web ecology, and soils and human health.
Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019
Category: Soil Science
1. The Soils Around Us
2. Formation of Soils from Parent Materials
3. Soil Classification
4. Soil Architecture and Physical Properties
5. Soil Water: Characteristics and Behavior
6. Soil and the Hydrologic Cycle
7. Soil Aeration and Temperature
8. The Colloidal Fraction: Seat of Soil Chemical and Physical Activity
9. Soil Acidity, Alkalinity, Salinity, and Sodicity
10. Organisms and Ecology of the Soil
11. Soil Organic Matter
12. Nutrient Cycles and Soil Fertility
13. Practical Nutrient Management
14. Soil Erosion and Its Control
15. Soils and Chemical Pollution
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