Fundamental Soil Science

Fundamental Soil Science

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Fundamental Soil Science teaches students about the many facets and uses of soil beyond its use as an agricultural resource. The authors take the approach that soils are dynamic, living, natural resources that affect every aspect of our lives. They also put particular focus on those areas of soil science they deem most critical, including physical, chemical and biological properties. As a learning tool, this publication introduces the reader to concepts then reinforces them throughout. As a reference tool, it meets professionals needs when they seek information about basic soil concepts pertinent to practical experience.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 220 x 280 x 22mm | 1,079.56g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 0766842665
  • 9780766842663

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Importance of Soil. SECTION 1: PHYSICAL PROPERTIES: THE ARCHITECTURE OF SOIL. Chapter 2: Soil Particles and Texture. Chapter 3: Porosity. SECTION 2: SOIL, WATER AND AIR. Chapter 4: Soil Water Relations. Chapter 5: Chemical Properties of Water. SECTION 3: CHEMICAL PROPERTIES. Chapter 6: Surface Chemistry of Soils. SECTION 4: BIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES. Chapter 7: Soil Biology. Chapter 8: Biogeochemical Cycles. Chapter 9: Soil Organic Matter. SECTION 5: SOIL FORMATION. Chapter 10: Soil Geography. Chapter 11: Mapping. SECTION 6: SOIL MANAGEMENT. Chapter 12: Physical Management. Chapter 13: Water Management. Chapter 14: Nutrient Management and Soil Fertility. SECTION 7: INTEGRATING SOIL WITH OTHER RESOURCES. Chapter 15: Soils and Land Use.show more