Elements of the Nature and Property of Soils

Elements of the Nature and Property of Soils

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For lower-level undergraduate courses in Introduction to Soils and Fundamentals of Soil Science.This text opens students' eyes to the fascinating and important world of soils, and the principles that can be used to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources. Concentrating on essentials, this edition is a more concise version of its parent text,The Nature and Properties of Soils, maintaining its high standards of rigor and readability, and its priority of explaining this science in a manner relevant to many fields of study. It provides a fundamental knowledge that is a prerequisite to meeting the many natural-resource challenges awaiting humanity in the 21st century.show more

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  • Hardback | 559 pages
  • 208.28 x 279.4 x 27.94mm | 1,428.81g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130144975
  • 9780130144973

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. Soil Colloids: Their Nature and Practical Significance. 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: U.S. Soil Taxonomy Suborder Map and Legend. Appendix B: Canadian and FAO Soil Classification Systems. Appendix C: SI Unit Conversion Factors and Periodic Table of the Elements. Glossary. Index.show more

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