The Nature and Properties of Soils : United States Edition
For Introduction to Soils or Fundamentals of Soil Science courses. Also for courses in Soil Fertility, Forest Soils, Soil Management, Land Resources, Earth Science, and Soil Geography.Now in its thirteenth edition, The Nature and Property of Soils is designed to make the study of soils a fascinating and intellectually satisfying undertaking. This, the most widely-used soils textbook in the world, sets world-class standards for soils education. New photographs, diagrams and special "boxes" make the text much more engaging for readers. The text has an ecological approach that explains the fundamental principles of soil science in a manner that is relevant to students in many fields of study.
- Hardback | 960 pages
- 205.74 x 276.86 x 40.64mm | 2,199.91g
- 17 Aug 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 13th edition
- Illustrations (some col.), maps (some col.)
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: Seat of Soil Chemical and Physical Activity. 9. Soil Acidity. 10. Soils of Dry Regions: Alkalinity, Salinity, and Sodicity. 11. Organisms and Ecology of the Soil. 12. Soil Organic Matter. 13. Nitrogen and Sulfur Economy of Soils. 14. Soil Phosphorus and Potassium. 15. Micronutrient and Other Trace Elements. 16. Practical Nutrient Management. 17. Soil Erosion and Its Control. 18. Soils and Chemical Pollution. 19. Geographic Soils Information. 20. Global Soil Quality as Affected by Human Activities. Appendix A: Canadian and FAO Soil Classification Systems. Appendix B: SI Unit Conversion Factors and Periodic Table of the Elements. Glossary. Index.