Soils In Our Environment
For freshman/junior-level courses in Introductory Soil Science and Environmental Soil Science.Based on the most current scientific developments in all areas, this time-honored, broad introduction to soil sciences covers the complete spectrum of traditional and state-of-the-art soil topics-e.g., taxonomy, soil formation, properties of soils, common soil problems and their solutions, evaluation of soils, pollution from use of soils, precision agriculture, GIS and GPS.
- Mixed media product | 642 pages
- 208.28 x 254 x 35.56mm | 1,451.49g
- 06 Jun 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 9th edition
Table of contents
1. Soil Composition and Importance. 2. Soil Formation and Morphology. 3. Soil Physical Properties. 4. Soil Water Properties. 5. Soil Chemical Properties. 6. Organisms and Their Residues. 7. Soil Taxonomy. 8. Acidic Soils. 9. Salt-Affected Soils. 10. Plant Nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. 11. Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, and Micronutrients. 12. Soil Fertility Management. 13. Tillage Systems and Alternatives. 14. Soil Erosion. 15. Water Resources and Irrigation. 16. Wetlands and Land Drainage. 17. Pollution of Soil, Water, and Air. 18. Toward Environmental Integrity. 19. Soil Surveys and Land-Use Planning. 20. Greenhouse Soils and Soilless Culture. Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary. Index.