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Soil science; Encyclopedias

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  • Modeling Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics for Soil Managementby M.J. Shaffer; Liwang Ma; Soren Hansen

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 172.95

    Good management practices for carbon and nitrogen are vital to crop productivity and soil sustainability, as well as to the reduction of global greenhouse gases and environmental pollution. Since the 1950's, mathematical models have advanced our understanding of carbon and nitrogen cycling at both the micro- and macro-scales. However, many of the models... more...

  • Soil and Environmental Science Dictionaryby E.G. Gregorich; L. W. Turchenek; M.R. Carter; Denis A. Angers

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 125.95

    The lingo of soil science is a language unto itself. Soil and Environmental Science Dictionary is a glossary of terms used in soil and environmental science, including terms from related disciplines. Designed for teachers, students, researchers and others interested or involved in environmental sciences related to soils, this compilation includes all... more...

  • Soil Classificationby Hari Eswaran; Robert Ahrens; Thomas J. Rice; Bobby A. Stewart

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 159.95

    Developments in soil classification have accompanied parallel progress in our understanding of the soil system. However the theories behind the classifications and the purposes for which they were created have changed over time. The editors hope that this comprehensive synthesis will help to rally soil scientists around the world to develop an acceptable... more...

  • Soil Physics Companionby A.W. Warrick

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 159.95

    An authoritative reference on soil physics, Soil Physics Companion is lavishly illustrated with graphs, charts, line drawings, and equations. The book provides a valuable source of material and reference for most contemporary topics of soil physics and the vadose zone - arguably the most comprehensive volume available. In addition to being a reliable... more...

  • Chemistry of Variable Charge Soilsby T. R. Yu

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 249.99 US$ 214.99

    This book, based on research carried out at the Academia Sinica over the past 30 years, explains the basic difference between the variable charge soils of tropical and subtropical regions, and the constant charge soils of temperate regions. It will focus on the chemical properties of the variable charge soils--properties which have important bearing... more...

  • Nutrient Elements in Grasslandby D.C. Whitehead

    CABI 2000; US$ 150.00

    This text is a reference source covering the chemical elements that are nutrients for plants and animals. It deals with the concentrations and transformations of these elements in soils, grassland plants, and ruminant aniamls, particularly cattle and sheep. 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 179.00

    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...

  • 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...