Principles and Practice of Soil Science: The Soil as a Natural Resource [NOOK Book]

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Soil remains one of the most important, yet most abused, natural resources on the planet. Responsible management of soil and associated water resources plays a critical role in the survival and prosperity of many nations around the world.


Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Edition provides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology, soil ...

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Principles and Practice of Soil Science: The Soil as a Natural Resource

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Overview

Soil remains one of the most important, yet most abused, natural resources on the planet. Responsible management of soil and associated water resources plays a critical role in the survival and prosperity of many nations around the world.


Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Edition provides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology, soil and land management, natural resource management and environmental engineering. The text focuses on the fundamental concepts of how soils function and how this functioning is vital to productive and environmentally benign soil use.


The Fourth Edition of this classic text includes:


  • Fully updated coverage of all the major aspects of soil science, from the soil habitat to processes in the soil environment and management for sustainable production.
  • Discussion of soil management and environmental impacts.
  • Emphasis on the applications of soil science to the solution of practical problems in soil and land management.
  • Real world examples drawn from the author’s international experience in the field.
  • A thoroughly updated art package, with new colour photographs and diagrams to help students visualize key concepts.
  • New problem sets at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce important principles. An answer key is provided at the end of the text.


Although designed primarily for students, Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Edition is also an accessible reference for professional soil scientists, agronomists, ecologists, geomorphologists, engineers and land managers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118685730
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/6/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert White holds degrees from the University of Queensland and the University of Oxford. He has extensive international experience in Australia, Southern Africa, England, New Zealand, China and the USA, focusing on soil, water and nutrient management in broad-acre cropping, grazing systems and vineyards for wine production. He is Emeritus Professor of Soil Science at the University of Melbourne and author of Soils for Fine Wines.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Part 1: The Soil Habitat.

1 Introduction to the Soil.

2 The Mineral Component of the Soil.

3 Soil Organisms and Organic Matter.

4 Peds and Pores.

Part 2: Processes in the Soil Environment.

5 Soil Formation.

6 Hydrology, Soil Water and Temperature.

7 Reactions at Surfaces.

8 Soil Aeration.

9 Processes in Profile Development.

10 Nutrient Cycling.

Part 3: Soil Management.

11 Maintenance of Soil Productivity.

12 Fertilizers and Pesticides.

13 Problem Soils.

14 Soil Information Systems.

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Very good book

    Im an agronomist, i have the hard copy of this book planning on buying this ebook, this is a very good book if u interested soil science and your enviroment.its just wow

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