A Student's Book on Soils and Manures

Overview

Edward John Russell (1872–1965) was a British agricultural scientist and Director of the Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden from 1912 to 1943. In this book, which was first published in 1940 as the third edition of a 1915 original, Russell presents an introductory guide to the properties of soil. The text falls into three main parts: 'An Account of the Soil'; 'The Control of the Soil'; and 'Fertilisers'. Numerous illustrative figures and appendices are also included. This book will be of value to anyone ...
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Overview

Edward John Russell (1872–1965) was a British agricultural scientist and Director of the Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden from 1912 to 1943. In this book, which was first published in 1940 as the third edition of a 1915 original, Russell presents an introductory guide to the properties of soil. The text falls into three main parts: 'An Account of the Soil'; 'The Control of the Soil'; and 'Fertilisers'. Numerous illustrative figures and appendices are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in soil, educational books and the history of science.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107654341
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/19/2013
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. An Account of the Soil: 1. What the plant needs from the soil; 2. The composition of the soil; 3. The organic matter of the soil and the changes it undergoes; 4. The effect of climate on the soil and on fertility; Part II. The Control of the Soil: 5. Cultivation; 6. The control of soil fertility; Part III. Fertilisers: 7. The food of plants; 8. The nitrogenous fertilisers; 9. The phosphatic fertilisers; 10. The potassic fertilisers; 11. The minor elements of plant nutrition; 12. Manures supplying organic matter: the simpler organic manures; 13. Organic manures supplying plant food and humus, farmyard manure, composts, town refuse; 14. Chalk, limestone, and lime; 15. Manurial schemes for crops; Appendix I. Field Experiments; Appendix II. Some useful field data; Appendix III. Fertiliser substances contained in crops; Appendix IV. Some useful books on soils and manures and their uses.
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