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Soil Science Simplified

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Soil Science Simplified presents the basic principles of soil science that govern the use of soil for all purposes related to plant growth, soils engineering, and conservation.

The fourth edition has been expanded to give greater depth to topics included in the previous edition. Improvements include:
1 Updated examples, figures, and text ...

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Overview

Soil Science Simplified presents the basic principles of soil science that govern the use of soil for all purposes related to plant growth, soils engineering, and conservation.

The fourth edition has been expanded to give greater depth to topics included in the previous edition. Improvements include:
1 Updated examples, figures, and text reflecting current research and practice
2 Additional discussion related to the environmental aspects of soil science
3 New developments brought about by computer technology
4 The latest changes in the classification of soils

This easily readable resource is ideal for use as a high school agriculture textbook, an undergraduate introductory soil science supplemental text, or an illustrated reference for students, farmers, and related professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813815121
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1988
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 204

Meet the Author

Milo I. Harpstead, Ph.D., is certified as a Professional Soil Classifier with the American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops, and Soils (ARCPACS) within the Society of American Agriculture. He is a former Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dr. Harpstead also has taught and supervised research for students in Nigeria, Malaysia, Germany, and Australia.

Thomas J. Sauer, Ph.D., spent three years as a Soil Physicist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service Biomass Center in Arkansas and is now a Soil Scientist for the national Soil Tilth Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, where he conducts research on soil management impacts related to agroecology and air quality.

William F. Bennett, Ph.D., has been involved in teaching Soils, Soil Fertility, and Crops for over 40 years. He is a former Director of Development for the College of Agricultural Science and national Resources at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. In addition to work as a Soil fertility Consultant, Dr. Bennett is currently involved in educational programs in the fertilizer industry, with emphasis on the Certified Crop Advisor Program.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Soil around Us 3
2 Soil Formation 9
3 Soil Physical Properties 27
4 Soil Biology 39
5 Soil Colloids and Chemistry 57
6 Soil Water 75
7 Soil Temperature and Heat Flow 95
8 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 109
9 Soil Management 131
10 Soil Conservation 145
11 Soil Classification 161
12 Soil Surveys 185
13 Soil Engineering 193
Glossary 207
Index 217
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