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Soil Science

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  • Vertisols and Technologies for their Managementby N. Ahmad; A. Mermut

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 430.00

    Vertisols, one of the eleven established soil orders, are clay soils with unusual and interesting properties. They cover more than 350 million hectares of land in the world and in tropical Africa alone there are over 100 million hectares. Because of their very small particle size and high surface area, these soils have higher physical and chemical... more...

  • Operational Aspects of Oil and Gas Well Testingby S. McAleese

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 250.00

    Well Testing is recognised by many operating oil and gas companies to be the most hazardous operation they routinely undertake. Therefore, it is of great importance that such operations are extremely well planned and executed. This handbook covers all the major "Operational Aspects of Oil and Gas Well Testing" and uses a structured approach to guide... more...

  • Soil Quality for Crop Production and Ecosystem Healthby E.G. Gregorich; M.R. Carter

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 420.00

    Soil is a complex body that exists as many types, each with diverse properties that may vary widely across time and space as a function of many factors. This complexity makes the evaluation of soil quality much more challenging than that of water or air quality. Evaluation of soil quality now considers environmental implications as well as economic... more...

  • Soils of Volcanic Regions in Europeby Olafur Arnalds

    Springer 2007; US$ 319.00

    Soils of volcanic areas often exhibit unique properties differentiating them from other soils on Earth. This book gives comprehensive coverage of soils in volcanic regions within Europe, dealing with most aspects of modern day soil science. It covers a range of issues such as mineralogy, chemistry, physics, soil genesis, classification, and more. more...

  • Soil Essentialsby Roger Hall

    Landlinks Press 2008; US$ 44.95

    A practical reference for farmers and land managers covering soil issues commonly encountered at the farm level. more...

  • The Soils of Israelby Arieh Singer

    Springer 2007; US$ 159.00

    Presents a concise description of the soils of Israel, including their distribution, chemical, physical mineralogical characteristics and agricultural attributes. Based on the relationships between soils and soil-forming factors, this work explains the distribution of the different soil types. more...

  • Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africaby A. Bationo; B. Waswa; J. Kihara; J. Kimetu

    Springer 2007; US$ 369.00

    Food insecurity is a central concern and a fundamental challenge for human welfare and economic growth in Africa. Low agricultural production, results in low incomes, poor nutrition, vulnerability to risks and lack of empowerment. Land degradation and soil fertility depletion are considered the major threats to food security and natural resource conservation... more...

  • Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environmentsby Ravendra Naidu

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 110.00

    This book begins with an overview of current thinking on bioavailability, its definition, cutting-edge research in speciation and advancement in tools for assessing chemical bioavailability in the terrestrial environment. The second section of the book focuses on the role of chemical speciation in bioavailability. Section three addresses bioavailability... more...

  • Soils in the Humid Tropics and Monsoon Region of Indonesiaby Kim H. Tan

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 220.00

    Highlighting the vast differences in tropical climate, from hot and humid to cool and arctic, Soils in the Humid Tropics and Monsoon Region of Indonesia explores the climate, soil zones, and altitudinal variation in soil formation. The author explores the changes in geomorphology, especially in climate and vegetation above sea level, that have yielded... more...

  • Conserving Land, Protecting Waterby D. Bossio; K. Geheb

    CABI 2008; US$ 150.00

    Includes an overview of global patterns of land and water degradation and discusses insights drawn from case studies on reversing soil and water degradation and their impact on food and environmental security. more...