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Soil science; Encyclopedias

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 159.00

    Digital soil mapping (DSM) is an emerging and expanding topic in soil science There is a growing interest from neighbouring disciplines The book presents the latest technologies, challenges and ideas related to DSM 35 chapters range from overviews of the DSM technology in general to specific applications in areas without much soil information... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Chemistry of Soilsby Garrison Sposito

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 87.99

    1. The Chemical Composition of Soils. 2. Soil Minerals. 3. Soil Humus. 4. The Soil Solution. 5. Mineral Stability and Weathering. 6. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions. 7. Soil Particle Surface Charge. 8. Soil Adsorption Phenomena. 9. Exchangeable Ions. 10. Colloidal Phenomena. 11. Soil Acidity. 12. Soil Salinity 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...