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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fractals in Soil Scienceby Y. Pachepsky; J.W. Crawford; W.J. Rawls

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 320.00

    This book presents the state-of-the-art after fifteen years of exponentially growing applications of fractal geometry in soil science. It demonstrates the wide-ranging applicability of fractal models in soil science and indicates new opportunities to integrate processes in soils within or across scales using fractals. Contributed by some of the pioneers... 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...

  • Basic Elementsby Multiple Contributors

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Developments in Soil Science, 5A: Soil Chemistry: A: Basic Elements focuses on the advancements in the processes, methodologies, principles, and approaches involved in soil chemistry. The selection first elaborates on the composition of the soil, chemical equilibria, and surface interaction between the soil solid phase and the soil solution. Topics... more...

  • Soil Physics with BASICby G.S. Campbell

    Elsevier Science 1985; US$ 72.95

    This book covers material taught in a graduate-level soil physics course at Washington State University. While most soil physics courses dwell mainly on deriving rather than solving the differential equations for transport, the author's approach is to focus on solutions. Graduate students in agricultural and biological sciences usually have a good... more...