Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry

Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry

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Now in its third edition, this classic textbook includes basic concepts and applications in agriculture, forestry, environmental science, and a new section entirely devoted to ecology. This revised and updated edition guides students through biochemical and microbial processes in soils and introduces them to microbial processes in water and sediments. Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry serves as an invaluable resource for students in biogeochemistry, soil microbiology, soil ecology, sustainable agriculture, and environmental amelioration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 552 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 997.91g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0125468075
  • 9780125468077
  • 1,165,156

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"...The topics are covered to a depth that addresses a wide range of readers, from those who wish an overview of the subject to those who need to know the fundamental microbiology or biochemistry."
- Gary Strachan, in FRUIT GROWER
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Table of contents

I. BACKGROUND
II. SOIL BIOTA
III. CONCEPTS AND INTERACTIONS
IV. BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
V. THE MANAGEMENT OF SOIL ORGANISMS
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About Eldor A. Paul

Eldor A. Paul is a Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, East Lansing. During his time at Michigan State, he was professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, and Crop and Soil Sciences. He earned degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the dynamics of soil organic matter and the microbial ecology of soil. Dr. Paul is a Fellow of ASA, SSSA, the Canadian Society of Soil Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Review Text

Now in its third edition, this classic textbook includes basic concepts and applications in agriculture, forestry, environmental science, and a new section entirely devoted to ecology. This revised and updated edition guides students through biochemical and microbial processes in soils and introduces them to microbial processes in water and sediments. Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry serves as an invaluable resource for students in biogeochemistry, soil microbiology, soil ecology, sustainable agriculture, and environmental amelioration.
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