Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils
Providing information on soils, an important natural resource, this book also presents the principles that can be used to minimize it's degradation and destruction. It is useful for undergraduate courses in Introduction to Soils, Fundamentals of Soil Science, and Soil Management, in departments of agronomy, geology or natural resources.
- Hardback | 624 pages
- 210.82 x 276.86 x 30.48mm | 1,564.89g
- 01 Sep 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 2nd edition
- glossary, index
Table of contents
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, and Salinity. 10. Organisms and Ecology of the Soil. 11. Soil Organic Matter. 12. Nitrogen and Sulfur Economy of Soils. 13. Soil Phosphorus, Potassium, and Micronutrients. 14. Practical Nutrient Management. 15. Soil Erosion and Its Control. Appendix A: Canadian and FAO Soil Classification Systems. Appendix B: SI Units, Conversion Factors, and Periodic Table of the Elements. Glossary of Soil Science Terms. Index.