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Soils. Soil science

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  • 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...

  • Applied Sedimentologyby Richard C. Selley

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 102.00

    There are three types of rock-igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Sedimentary rocks form from the weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of older rocks. Applied Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional processes that change soft sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary... 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...

  • Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environmentsby Ravendra Naidu

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 114.00

    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

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 231.00

    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...

  • Compostby Kenneth Thompson

    DK Publishing 2007; US$ 18.00

    Compost - what it is, how to make it and how to use it in the garden. Making compost isn't just simple and satisfying, it will save you money on expensive soil conditioners and mulches. There's no need for fancy gadgets. Discover how to build a simple bin, find the best tools for the job, and learn what type of mix is perfect for the size... more...

  • Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Databy Alfred E. Hartemink; Robert J. Ahrens; Alex B. McBratney; Maria de Lourdes Mendonša-Santos

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 159.00

    This book focuses on digital soil mapping methodologies and applications for areas where data are limited. Coverage includes dealing with limited spatial data infrastructures, methodology development, and examples of a variety of digital soil mapping. more...

  • Remote Sensing of Soil Salinizationby Dr. Graciela Metternicht; Dr. Alfred Zinck

    CRC Press 2008; US$ 132.95

    Recognized and advocated as a powerful tool, the role of remote sensing in identifying, mapping, and monitoring soil salinity and salinization will continue to expand. Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization: Impact on Land Management delineates how to combine science and geospatial technologies for smart environmental management. Choose the Right... more...

  • Volcanic Ash Soilsby S. Shoji; M. Nanzyo; R.A. Dahlgren

    Elsevier Science 1994; US$ 72.95

    Volcanic eruptions are generally viewed as agents of destruction, yet they provide the parent materials from which some of the most productive soils in the world are formed. The high productivity results from a combination of unique physical, chemical and mineralogical properties. The importance and uniqueness of volcanic ash soils are exemplified... more...