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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

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 164.95

    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...

  • Chemistry of Variable Charge Soilsby T. R. Yu

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 239.99

    This text explains the difference between the variable charge soils of tropical and subtropical regions, and the constant charge soils of temperate regions. It focuses on the chemical properties of the variable charge soils - properties which have an important bearing on soil management practices. more...

  • Trace Elements in Soils and Plants, Third Editionby Alina Kabata-Pendias

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 199.95

    Contemporary legislation respecting environmental protection and public health, at both national and international levels, are based on data that characterize chemical properties of environmental phenomena, especially those that reside in our food chain. Thus, environmental and food quality are now matters of major public concern and therefore a system... more...

  • Sustainable Management of Soil Organic Matterby R.M. Rees; B. Ball; C. Watson; C. Campbell

    CABI 2000; US$ 170.00

    This volume contains papers from an international conference held by the British Society of Soil Science in Edinburgh in September 1999. It includes exploration of the results of recent research studies examining how organic matter functions in soils. 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...

  • Soils of Volcanic Regions in Europeby Olafur Arnalds

    Springer 2007; US$ 319.00

    Soils of volcanic areas often exhibit unique properties differentiating them from other soils on Earth. This book gives comprehensive coverage of soils in volcanic regions within Europe, dealing with most aspects of modern day soil science. It covers a range of issues such as mineralogy, chemistry, physics, soil genesis, classification, and more. 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...

  • Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environmentsby Ravendra Naidu

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 110.00

    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 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...