Soil Microbiology / Edition 2

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Overview

Extensively revised, accessible, and up-to-date-the new edition of Tate's classic soil microbiology text Now in its second edition, Soil Microbiology offers students a broad knowledge of the behavior and function of microbes in soil-all the essentials they will need in order to address the long-term stewardship of the earth's soil resources. Designed for use as the core text for microbiology courses in the soil science curriculum, it explores the tremendous diversity of life found in soil ecosystems. With its amplified focus on the reclamation of contaminated and damaged soils, greenhouse gas production, and the sustainability of soil ecosystems, this book is an ideal resource for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, as well as a useful reference for professionals in soil and environmental science. Soil Microbiology, Second Edition features:
* A focus on new advances as well as environmental science aspects of soil microbiology
* Completely new chapters on the biological diversity of soil ecosystems, soil remediation, and soil systems management
* A strong emphasis on research in real-world settings as well as theoretical concerns

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A treatise on soil microbiology that provides students with a strong basic knowledge of the biological, physical, and chemical properties of soil and the microbes contained therein and of the impact of the combination of these aspects of the soil system on overall ecosystem development and function. Knowledge of the basic tenets of soil science and microbiology are assumed; discussions of elementary chemical and biological principles are presented only in the context of their applicability to the soil. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471317913
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/24/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT L. TATE III, PhD, is Professor of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Environmental Science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the author of a number of books on soil microbiology, including Microbial Ecology and Soil Organic Matter.

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Table of Contents

The Soil Ecosystem: Physical and Chemical Boundaries.

The Soil Ecosystem: Biological Participants.

Microbial Diversity of Soil Ecosystems.

Energy Transformations and Metabolic Activities of Soil Microbes.

Process Control in Soil.

Soil Enzymes as Indicators of Ecosystem Status.

Microbial Interactions and Community Development and Resilience.

The Rhizosphere/Mycorrhizosphere.

Introduction to the Biogeochemical Cycles.

The Carbon Cycle.

The Nitrogen Cycle: Soil-Based Processes.

Nitrogen Fixation: The Gateway to Soil Nitrogen Cycling.

Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation.

Denitrification.

Sulfur, Phosphorus, and Mineral Cycles.

Principles of Bioremediation.

Concluding Challenge.

Index.

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