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The Chemistry of Soils
     

The Chemistry of Soils

by Garrison Sposito
 

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There have been many advances in soil chemistry since Oxford published the first edition of The Chemistry of Soils in 1989. The physical-chemistry approach to soil chemistry taken in the book, groundbreaking for its time, has been adopted by nearly every soil chemistry book published since. This book offers a thorough update of all topics covered in the

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There have been many advances in soil chemistry since Oxford published the first edition of The Chemistry of Soils in 1989. The physical-chemistry approach to soil chemistry taken in the book, groundbreaking for its time, has been adopted by nearly every soil chemistry book published since. This book offers a thorough update of all topics covered in the previous edition. In the last 16 years, soil chemistry as a discipline has assumed major significance in connection with global climate change. The 2nd edition addresses the emergent issue of global climate change by exploring the interaction between organic carbon and soil. The largest repository of organic carbon on earth is still soil, and the process by which organic carbon is sequestered by soil, thus preventing the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, is one of the proper concerns of soil chemistry. Thus, the revision provides a rigorous discussion of soil chemistry in its broader environmental and biogeochemical contexts.

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"Overall, and without a doubt, the second edition of this book is an excellent textbook for intermediate to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in soil chemistry and biogeochemistry, as well as a useful reference for academics and professionals working in the areas of soil, biogeochemistry, hydrology, and related environmental sciences."—Vadose Zone Journal

Reviews of prior edition

"Inclusion of this text in one's personal library is a must because of the wealth of useful reference material and well-developed examples of soil chemical phenomena."-Soil Science

"A very useful resource for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in environmental science, hydrology, agriculture, and related."-CHOICE

"The book can be recommended for everyone with an interest in soil science . . . . It will enable students to rapidly become familiar with modern methods of treating problems in soil science. The style and presentation of the book are exemplary." -International Chemistry

"This well written book can be highly recommended to all students and scientists who are interested in soil science, hydrology and environmental research" -Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science

"The Chemistry of Soils is a well written and concise treatise on soil chemistry, clearly targeted at the intermediate student of this discipline. However, it contains insightful discussion of a number of topics of interest to all students of surficial geochemical processes and is a useful addition to all students, academics and professionals working in those areas." -Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198042785
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2008
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Gary Sposito was the former Chair in Soil Science and is now Professor Emeritus of Ecosystem Sciences and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

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