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  • Soils and Human Healthby Eric C. Brevik; Lynn C. Burgess

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.95

    Despite the connections between soils and human health, there has not been a great amount of attention focused on this area when compared to many other fields of scientific and medical study. Soils and Human Health brings together authors from diverse fields with an interest in soils and human health, including soil science, geology, geography,... more...

  • Soils and Food Securityby R. E. Hester; R. M. Harrison

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2012; US$ 104.00

    Soil is essential to agriculture and a resource that cannot be replaced easily. Nevertheless, its importance to food production and the threats to its sustainability are often overlooked. This book, the 35th volume of Issues in Environmental Science and Technology, examines the current status of soils across the globe and their potential for food production... more...

  • Soil as World Heritageby David Dent

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Soil as World Heritage celebrates a half century of field experiments on the Balti Steppe, in Moldova - where  Dokuchaev first described the Typical Chernozem in 1877,  protected from the elements by a unique system of shelter belts designed by the great man, and now provisionally listed as the first World Heritage Site for soil. The book presents... more...

  • Interactions in Soilby John Dighton; Jennifer Adams Krumins

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book investigates soil ecology and biodiversity for its ability to maintain a balance of beneficial organisms to support plant growth. This subject is discussed by a group of international authors in natural, agricultural and urban systems. The importance of biodiversity per se and, specifically, the feedbacks between the plant and soil biota... more...

  • Soils in Natural Landscapesby Earl B. Alexander

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 99.95

    In any complete investigation of terrestrial ecosystems, rocks and soils must be considered. Soils are essential resources, providing water and nutrients for vascular plants, and mitigating the flow of water from the land. In addition, soil diversity is critical for biotic diversity. While there are many references on the agricultural perspective... more...

  • Handbook of Soil Sciencesby Pan Ming Huang; Yuncong Li; Malcolm E. Sumner

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 179.95

    An evolving, living organic/inorganic covering, soil is in dynamic equilibrium with the atmosphere above, the biosphere within, and the geology below. It acts as an anchor for roots, a purveyor of water and nutrients, a residence for a vast community of microorganisms and animals, a sanitizer of the environment, and a source of raw materials for construction... more...

  • Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategiesby A Cerda

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 135.95

    This book has been published a decade after Fire?s Effects on Ecosystems by DeBano, Neary, and Folliott (1998), and builds on their foundation to update knowledge on natural post-fire processes and describe the use and effectiveness of various restoration strategies that may be applied when human intervention is warranted. The chapters in this book,... more...

  • Essential Soil Scienceby Mark Ashman; Geeta Puri

    Wiley 2013; US$ 85.95

    This textbook is aimed at the majority of students, who need to quickly acquire a concise overview of soil science. Many current soil science textbooks still cater for a traditional student market where students embark on three years study in a narrow discipline. The growth in modular degree schemes has meant that soil science is now often taught as... more...

  • Soil Science Simplifiedby Neal Eash; Cary J. Green; Aga Razvi; William F. Bennett; Mary C. Bratz

    Wiley 2011; US$ 72.95

    Soil Science Simplified, Fifth Edition is a significant update and revision of the classic introductory soils text. The new edition includes greater coverage of non-agricultural uses of soils ranging from municipal to engineering uses, as well as an expanded discussion of environmental uses of soils and soil conservation. In addition, the chapters... more...

  • Soil Conditions and Plant Growthby Peter J. Gregory; Stephen Nortcliff

    Wiley 2012; US$ 212.95

    Building on the extremely successful and popular Russell’s Soil Conditions and Plant Growth , Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to publish this completely revised and updated edition of the soil science classic. Covering all aspects of the interactions between plant and soil, Peter Gregory and Stephen Nortcliff, along with their team of internationally-known... more...