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Soil science; Encyclopedias

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  • Agrochemicals in Soilsby A. Banin; U Kafkafi

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Agrochemicals in Soils contains selected papers from a joint meeting of the Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility, and Soil Clay Mineralogy Commissions of the International Society of Soil Science, in Jerusalem, Israel. The book is organized into four parts. Parts 1 and 2 deal mostly with the chemical reactions of agrochemicals in the soil. Part 3 explores... 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...

  • Soil Carbonby S. A. Banwart; E. Noellemeyer; E. Milne

    CABI 2014; US$ 180.00

    This book brings together the essential evidence and policy opportunities regarding the global importance of soil carbon for sustaining Earth's life support system for humanity. Covering the science and policy background for this important natural resource, it describes land management options that improve soil carbon status and therefore increase... more...

  • Soil Organic Matter in Sustainable Agricultureby Fred Magdoff; Ray R. Weil

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 132.95

    Recognition of the importance of soil organic matter (SOM) in soil health and quality is a major part of fostering a holistic, preventive approach to agricultural management. Students in agronomy, horticulture, and soil science need a textbook that emphasizes strategies for using SOM management  in the prevention of chemical, biological, and physical... more...

  • Scaling Methods in Soil Physicsby Yakov Pachepsky; David E. Radcliffe; H. Magdi Selim

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 209.95

    The scaling issue remains one of the largest problems in soil science and hydrology. This book is a unique compendium of ideas, conceptual approaches, techniques, and methodologies for scaling soil physical properties. Scaling Methods in Soil Physics covers many methods of scaling that will be useful in helping scientists across a range of soil-related... more...

  • Nitrogen Behavior in Field Soilby Donald R. Nielsen

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Nitrogen in the Environment, Volume 1: Nitrogen Behavior in Field Soil is the first of a two-volume treatise based on manuscripts presented at the international conference on ""Nitrogen in the Environment,"" held at the University of California Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, in February, 1977. All original manuscripts were revised in accordance... more...

  • The Genesis and Classification of Cold Soilsby Samuel Rieger

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The Genesis and Classification of Cold Soils exposes the processes involved in the development of the principal kinds of soils that occur in cold regions and introduces readers to the classification of those soils. The book uses the terminologies and concepts of the description of soils provided by the Soil Taxonomy of the United States. Topics covered... more...

  • Soil Chemistryby Hinrich L. Bohn; Rick A. Myer; George A. O'Connor

    Wiley 2002; US$ 186.95

    Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the basics of soil chemistry Although only a meter in depth over the earth's surface, soil is key to sustaining life-affecting air and water quality, the growth of plants and crops, and the health of the entire planet. The complex interplay among organic and inorganic solids, air, water, microorganisms, and... more...

  • Humic Substancesby G. Davies; E. Ghabbour

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 161.00

    Humic substances are ubiquitous in the environment. These remarkable brown biomaterials are found in animals, plants, coals, sediments, soils and water. They are crucial components of the carbon cycle and other life processes. Humic Substances: Nature's Most Versatile Materials contains a compilation of papers presented at the 2002 Humic Substances... more...

  • Soil and Environmental Analysisby Keith A. Smith; Malcolm S. Cresser

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 309.00

    Evaluating traditional and recent analytical methods according to speed, sensitivity, and cost-efficiency, this reference supports specialists in the selection of effective analytical techniques and equipment for the study of soils, soil contaminants, and environmental samples. Updated and revised, this Third Edition illustrates the advantages, limitations,... more...