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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forestsby John A. Stanturf; Palle Madsen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 210.00

    While the commitment to protect and restore forest ecosystems has become a policy goal in many countries since the Rio Conference, there is still no general consensus on what constitutes restoration.  This authoritative reference presents the best practices for fostering increased sustainability, enhancing biodiversity, and repairing ecosystem functions... more...

  • Soil and Water Chemistryby Michael E. Essington

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 85.95

    Traditionally the study of chemical principles as they relate to soil has been limited to the field of agronomics. Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach , stands alone because it balances agricultural and environmental perspectives in its analysis of the chemical properties and processes that affect organic and inorganic soil substances.... more...

  • Economics of Deforestationby Sven Wunder

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 155.00

    Tropical forests are disappearing at an unaltered pace, giving way to alternative land uses. This book gives an economic perspective on deforestation. Following a survey of different deforestation definitions, theories and empirical evidence, a case-study of Ecuador provides a versatile historical picture of factors affecting forest loss throughout... more...

  • Handbook of Soil Acidityby Zdenko Rengel

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 294.00

    This handbook offers effective strategies to modify and adjust crop production processes to decrease the toxicity of soil contaminants, balance soil pH, improve root growth and nutrient uptake, and increase agricultural yield. The Handbook of Soil Acidity provides methods to, measure soil acidity, determine the major causes of soil acidification,... more...

  • Scaling Methods in Soil Physicsby Yakov Pachepsky; David E. Radcliffe; H. Magdi Selim

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 199.95

    The scaling issue remains one of the largest problems in soil science and hydrology. This book is a unique compendium of ideas, conceptual approaches, techniques, and methodologies for scaling soil physical properties. Scaling Methods in Soil Physics covers many methods of scaling that will be useful in helping scientists across a range of soil-related... more...

  • Humic Matter in Soil and the Environmentby Kim H. Tan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 164.95

    The only book to completely define and explore the genesis, extraction, properties, and impact of humic matter on agriculture, industry, and the environment, Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment delves into the issues and controversies associated with produced and natural humic compounds. It assesses the role of humic substances in medicines, fertilizers,... more...

  • Geochemical and Hydrological Reactivity of Heavy Metals in Soilsby H. Magdi Selim; William L. Kingery

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 283.00

    The hydrological and geochemical interactions between clay minerals and organic matter in soils directly influence the reaction, behavior, and mobility of heavy metals in soils. Geochemical and Hydrological Reactivity of Heavy Metals in Soils is one of few books that comprehensively illustrates this cause-and-effect relationship. It highlights analytical... more...

  • The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazonby Lykke E. Andersen; Clive W. J. Granger; Eustaquio J. Reis; Diana Weinhold; Sven Wunder

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 103.00

    An economic analysis of the costs and benefits of deforestation in the Amazon. more...

  • Soilsby Randall J. Schaetzl; Sharon Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 84.00

    Comprehensive and accessible textbook on all aspects of soils for students and researchers. more...

  • Planting Natureby Shaul E. Cohen

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Trees hold a powerful place in American constructions of what is good in nature and the environment. As we attempt to cope with environmental crises, trees are increasingly enlisted with great fervor as agents of our stewardship over nature. In this innovative and impassioned book, Shaul E. Cohen exposes the way that environmental stewardship is undermined... more...