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Soil Science

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  • The Canadian System of Soil Classification: Third Editionby Soil Classification Working Group

    NRC Research Press 1998; US$ 39.95

    This revised publication replaces The Canadian System of Soil Classification (second edition) published in 1987. The changes incorporated in this current publication are based on the work of the Soil Classification Working Group (SCWG) formerly of the Expert Committee on Soil Survey, and continued by the Land Resource Division of the former Centre... more...

  • Sustainable Soilsby Benjamin Wolf; George Snyder

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 65.95

    Find the right balance of organic matter, tillage, and chemical additives to increase the quality and quantity of crops! This book shows the importance of organic matter in maintaining crop production. The addition of organic matter to soil is covered in great detail. This book is unique in that it draws on practical farming operations to illustrate... more...

  • Soil Classificationby Hari Eswaran; Robert Ahrens; Thomas J. Rice; Bobby A. Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 154.95

    Developments in soil classification have accompanied parallel progress in our understanding of the soil system. However the theories behind the classifications and the purposes for which they were created have changed over time. The editors hope that this comprehensive synthesis will help to rally soil scientists around the world to develop an acceptable... more...

  • Molecular Approaches to Soil, Rhizosphere and Plant Microorganism Analysisby J.E. Cooper; J.R. Rao

    CABI 2006; US$ 150.00

    Using contributions by international researchers, this book analyses the molecular methods used for studying microorganisms that occur in the soil or that are associated with plants, at the community, population, taxonomic and functional group levels. It enables a researcher to select a method that is most appropriate for their requirements. more...

  • Soil Erosion in Europeby John Boardman; Jean Poesen

    Wiley 2007; US$ 366.00

    Provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of soil erosion throughout Europe, an important aspect to control and manage if landscapes are to be sustained for the future. Written in two parts, Soil Erosion in Europe primarily focuses on current issues, area specific soil erosion rates, on and off-site impacts, government responses, soil conservation... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...