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Soil Science

  • Pédologieby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    La pédologie est définie essentiellement par son objet: c'est la science des sols, de même que la géologie est la science des roches constituant la croûte terrestre et la biologie la science des êtres vivants. C'est l'étude de l'organisation (structures et fonctionnement) des sols, de leurs propres... more...

  • Harnessing Dividends from Drylandsby K. V. Raju; S. P. Wani

    CABI 2016; US$ 190.00

    The livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries, which depend on dryland agriculture to ensure their food security and their well-being, could be improved measurably by gains in agricultural crop yields. This book describes lessons learnt from an innovative scheme in India that improved crop yields in drylands. It shows how the scheme... more...

  • Visual Soil Evaluationby B. C. Ball; L. J. Munkholm

    CABI 2015; US$ 65.00

    Visual Soil Evaluation (VSE) provides land users and environmental authorities with the tools to assess soil quality for crop performance. This book describes the assessment of the various structural conditions of soil, especially after quality degradation such as compaction, erosion or organic matter loss. Covering a broad range of land types from... more...

  • Soil Science Simplifiedby Neal S. Eash; Thomas J. Sauer; Deb O'Dell; Evah Odoi; Mary C. Bratz

    Wiley 2015; US$ 74.95 US$ 64.96

    Already renowned as a user-friendly beginners’ guide to soil science, Soil Science Simplified, 6th Edition is an updated version of the beloved textbook that includes even more thorough applications of soil science to interdisciplinary fields. It includes the most recent research concerning uses of soil in municipal, engineering, and other... more...

  • Land-Use Change Impacts on Soil Processesby F. Q. Brearley; A. D. Thomas

    CABI 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book examines the effects that land-use changes (notably agricultural intensification, logging, soil erosion, urbanisation and mining) have on soil characteristics and processes in tropical and savannah environments. It covers a range of geographical regions and environments as impacts of land use change are often site specific. The effects of... more...

  • Soil Liquefactionby Mike Jefferies; Ken Been

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 195.00

    A Rigorous and Definitive Guide to Soil Liquefaction Soil liquefaction occurs when soil loses much of its strength or stiffness for a time?usually a few minutes or less?and which may then cause structural failure, financial loss, and even death. It can occur during earthquakes, from static loading, or even from traffic-induced vibration. It... more...

  • Soil Chemistryby Daniel G. Strawn; Hinrich L. Bohn; George A. O'Connor

    Wiley 2015; US$ 79.95 US$ 69.29

    Soil is key to sustaining life—affecting air and water quality, the growth of plants and crops, and the health of the entire planet. Soil Chemistry 4e provides comprehensive coverage of the chemical interactions among organic and inorganic solids, air, water, microorganisms, and the plant roots in soil. The fourth edition of Soil Chemistry... more...

  • Soilsby Randall J. Schaetzl; Michael L. Thompson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    This expanded, fully updated second edition of the leading textbook in pedology and soil geomorphology is invaluable for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change. more...

  • Understanding Vineyard Soilsby Robert E. White

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    An introduction to viticulture and soil science for both amateur vineyard growers and scientists. more...

  • Soil Carbonby S. A. Banwart; E. Noellemeyer; E. Milne

    CABI 2014; US$ 180.00

    This book brings together the essential evidence and policy opportunities regarding the global importance of soil carbon for sustaining Earth's life support system for humanity. Covering the science and policy background for this important natural resource, it describes land management options that improve soil carbon status and therefore increase... more...