Soil and Environmental Science Dictionary / Edition 1

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Overview

The lingo of soil science is a language unto itself. Soil and Environm ental Science Dictionary is a glossary of terms used in soil and envir onmental science, including terms from related disciplines. Designed f or teachers, students, researchers and others interested or involved i n environmental sciences related to soils, this compilation includes a ll terms and definitions from the current Canadian Society of Soil Sci ence (CSSS) glossary as well as from various other sources such as the Soil Science Society of America and the Soil and Water Conservation S ociety. Soil and Environmental Science Dictionary defines terms accur ately and clearly for professionals working in areas such as agronomy, building construction, civil engineering, forestry, environmental sci ence and planning, geology, hydrology, petrology, and plant science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849331152
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/22/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Using the Dictionary
Dictionary (A-Z: English Terms with Equivalent French Terms)
English/French Index of Terms by Subject Area/Discipline
French/English Index of Terms by Subject Area/Discipline
References: Sources of Terms
References: Sources of Illustrations
Appendix A. Units
Table A.1 SI Prefixes
Table A.2 SI Base Units
Table A.3 Conversion Factors for SI and Non-SI Units
Appendix B. Soil Properties
Table B.1. Types and Classes of Soil Structure
Figure B.1. Type, Kind, and Classes of Soil Structure
Figure B.2. Soil Texture Classes
Appendix C. Geological Timescale
Table C.1 The Geological Timescale
Appendix D. Soil Classification
Table D.1. Canadian Soil Classification at Levels of Order, Great Group, and Subgroup
Table D.2. Correlation of Horizon Definitions and Designations
Table D.3. Correlation of U.S. and FAO Diagnostic Horizons with Canadian Equivalents
Table D.4. Taxonomic Correlation at the Canadian Order and Great Group Levels
Appendix E. Ecozones of Canada
Figure E.1 Terrestrial Ecozones of Canada

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