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  • Soilsby Randall J. Schaetzl; Sharon Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 88.00

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

  • Soilsby Khan Towhid Osman

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    This book covers the development and classification of soil; physical, chemical and biological properties of soil; water and nutrient management; problem soils; wetland and forest soils; soil degradation and more. Includes examples, figures and tables. 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...

  • Soils in Natural Landscapesby Earl B. Alexander

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 121.95

    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...

  • The Soils of Chileby Manuel Casanova; Osvaldo Salazar; Oscar Seguel; Walter Luzio

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 159.00

    This book offers an overview of the important features of Chilean soils, including geology and geomorphology, climate, land use and vegetation. Describes and classifies the most important soil types, including volcanic those derived from volcanic materials. more...

  • Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Changeby Thomas J. Sauer; John Norman; Mannava V. K. Sivakumar

    Wiley 2011; US$ 223.95

    Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Chan ge: Science, Policy, and Ethics is a multi-disciplinary volume exploring the ethical, political and social issues surrounding the stewardship of our vital soil resources. Based on topics presented by an international group of experts at a conference convened through support of the... more...

  • Vital Soilby P. Doelman; H.J.P. Eijsackers

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 190.00

    Healthy soil, with active soil life, deters long-term soil degradation and ensures that geo-physical processes are undisturbed. Is the vitality of soil under threat due to human civilization? Or is it due to contamination, intensification, and deforestation? Vital Soil aims to look at the effects society is having on soil and contains contributions... more...

  • Waldbödenby Ernst Leitgeb; Rainer Reiter; Michael Englisch; Peter Lüscher; Karl-Heinz Feger

    Wiley 2013; US$ 51.50

    Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Ernst Leitgeb, Studium der Forstwirtschaft an der BOKU Wien, anschließend Assistent am Institut für Waldökologie (BOKU), Promotion 1993. Seit 1998 Leiter des Institutes für Waldökologie und Boden am Österreichischen Bundesforschungs- und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft (BFW)... more...

  • Interactions in Soil: Promoting Plant Growthby John Dighton; Jennifer Adams Krumins

    Springer Netherlands 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...

  • Managing Soil Qualityby P. Schjonning; S. Elmholt; B.T. Christensen

    CABI 2004; US$ 155.00

    Taking a management oriented approach, this title identifies key issues in soil quality and management options to enhance the sustainability of modern agriculture. Topics covered include major plant nutrients (N, P, K), soil acidity, soil organic matter, soil biodiversity, soil compaction, erosion, pesticides and urban waste. more...