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  • Digital Soil Assessments and Beyondby Budiman Minasny; Brendan P. Malone; Alex B. McBratney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 179.95

    Digital soil assessments and beyond contains papers presented at the 5th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping, held 10-13 April 2012 at the University of Sydney, Australia. The contributions demonstrate the latest developments in digital soil mapping as a discipline with a special focus on the use of map products to drive policy decisions particularly... more...

  • Humic Substancesby E. A. Ghabbour; G. Davies

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2001; US$ 152.00

    Humic substances, the remarkable brown biomaterials in animals, coals, plants, sediments, soils and waters, are crucial components of the carbon cycle and other life processes. Thus greater knowledge and understanding of these versatile materials is of great importance to the productivity, health and safety of the world's ecosystems, humans, land... more...

  • Humic Substances, Peats and Sludgesby M H B Hayes; W S Wilson

    Elsevier Science 1997; US$ 300.00

    Based on the contributions given at a leading international conference, this volume concentrates on developments in the environmentally-friendly disposal of sludges and on the reawakened interest in composting which has emerged as a result of significant European directives. more...

  • Ecological Significance of the Interactions among Clay Minerals, Organic Matter and Soil Biotaby A. Violante; J.-M. Bollag; L. Gianfreda; P.M. Huang

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 270.00

    623435-28b.gif Volume B covers the ecological significance of the interactions among clay minerals, organic matter and soil biota. Soil is a dynamic system in which soil minerals constantly interact with organic matter and microorganisms. Close association among abiotic and biotic entities governs several chemical and biogeochemical processes and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Soil and Environmental Chemistryby William F. Bleam

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 89.95

    Soil and Environmental Chemistry emphasizes the problem-solving skills students will need when they enter their chosen field.  Combining valuable soil chemistry concepts into the ?big picture” by discussing how other soil and environmental factors affect the soil chemical concepts being discussed makes the text relevant to today?s soil science curriculums.... more...

  • Soil Compaction in Crop Productionby B.D. Soane; C. van Ouwerkerk

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    This book provides a global review of the mechanisms, incidence and control measures related to the problems of soil compaction in agriculture, forestry and other cropping systems. Among the disciplines which relate to this subject are soil physics, soil mechanics, vehicle mechanics, agricultural engineering, plant physiology, agronomy, pedology, climatology... more...