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Soils. Soil science

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • New Trends in Soil Micromorphologyby Selim Kapur; A.R. Mermut; Georges Stoops

    Springer 2008; US$ 159.00

    The book contains state of the art new research results in micromorphology as well as other disciplines of soil science. It provides very useful up-to-date information for researchers, educators, graduate students interested in microscopic and submicroscopic studies of soils and sediments. In the past, micromorphology has been considered almost solely... more...

  • Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Databy A.E. Hartemink; Alex McBratney; Maria De Lourdes Mendonca-Santos

    Springer 2008; US$ 159.00

    There has been considerable expansion in the use of digital soil mapping technologies and development of methodologies that improve digital soil mapping at all scales and levels of resolution. These developments have occurred in all parts of the world in the past few years and also in countries where it was previously absent. There is almost always... more...

  • Grid Computingby Sergei Gorlatch; Thierry Priol; Paraskevi Frangopoulou

    Springer 2008; US$ 169.00

    Grid Computing: Achievements and Prospects, the 9th edited volume of the CoreGRID series, includes selected papers from the CoreGRID Integration Workshop, held April 2008 in Heraklion-Crete, Greece. This event brings together representatives of the academic and industrial communities performing Grid research in Europe. The workshop was organized in... more...

  • Soil Mineral Microbe-Organic Interactionsby Qiaoyun Huang; Pan Ming Huang; Antonio Violante

    Springer 2008; US$ 209.00

    Presents the research findings and prospects on soil mineral-organic matter-microorganism interactions. This book includes topics covering mechanisms of transformations, dynamics and bioavailability of heavy metals, radionuclides, biomolecules and nutrients immobilized on soil minerals, and humic substances. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 125.95

    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...

  • Amazonian Dark Earthsby Wenceslau G. Teixeira; Johannes Lehmann

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    Amazonian soils are almost universally thought of as extremely forbidding. Associated with these are tracts of fertile, dark soils termed terra preta or dark earths. The late Dutch soil scientist Wim Sombroek (1934-2003) was instrumental in bringing the significance of these soils to the attention of the world. This title demonstrates his vision. more...

  • The Chemistry of Soilsby Garrison Sposito

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 87.99

    1. The Chemical Composition of Soils. 2. Soil Minerals. 3. Soil Humus. 4. The Soil Solution. 5. Mineral Stability and Weathering. 6. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions. 7. Soil Particle Surface Charge. 8. Soil Adsorption Phenomena. 9. Exchangeable Ions. 10. Colloidal Phenomena. 11. Soil Acidity. 12. Soil Salinity more...