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  • Trace Elements in the Rhizosphereby George R. Gobran; Walter W. Wenzel; Enzo Lombi

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 253.00

    The first book devoted to the complex interactions between trace elements, soils, plants, and microorganisms in the rhizosphere, Trace Elements in the Rhizosphere brings together the experimental, investigative, and modeling branches of rhizosphere research. Written by an international team of authors, it provides a comprehensive overview of the mechanisms... 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...

  • 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...

  • Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soilby John M. Kimble; Rattan Lal; Ronald F. Follett

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 275.00

    The potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change is one factor driving agricultural policy development of programs that might pay farmers for practices with a high potential to sequester carbon. With chapters by economists, policy makers, farmers, land managers, energy company representatives, and soil scientists, Agricultural... more...

  • Contaminated Urban Soilsby Helmut Meuser

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 209.00

    Provides a current overview of all facets of urban soils worldwide. Contaminant sources, physical and chemical properties influencing the soil contamination, and assessment are presented. more...

  • Digital Soil Mappingby Philippe Lagacherie; Alex McBratney; Marc Voltz

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 225.00

    The book compiles the main ideas and methodologies that have been proposed and tested within these last fifteen years in the field of Digital Soil Mapping (DSM). Begining with current experiences of soil information system developments in various regions of the world, this volume presents states of the art of different topics covered by DSM: Conception... more...

  • Dynamics, Mobility and Transformation of Pollutants and Nutrientsby A. Violante; J.-M. Bollag; L. Gianfreda; P.M. Huang

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 270.00

    623435-28a.gif Volume A deals with the dynamics, mobility and transformation of pollutants and nutrients. 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 affects bioavailability,... more...

  • Environmental Soil Chemistryby Donald L. Sparks

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 78.95

    Environmental Soil Chemistry illustrates fundamental principles of soil chemistry with respect to environmental reactions between soils and other natural materials and heavy metals, pesticides, industrial contaminants, acid rain, and salts. Timely and comprehensive discussions of applications to real-world environmental concerns are a central focus... more...

  • Environmental Soil Physicsby Daniel Hillel

    Elsevier Science 1998; US$ 118.95

    Environmental Soil Physics is a completely updated and modified edition of the Daniel Hillels previous, successful books, Introduction to Soil Physics and Fundamentals of Soil Physics. Hillel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, one of the true leaders in the field of environmental sciences. The new version includes a chapter and problems on... more...

  • First International Meeting on Microbial Phosphate Solubilizationby E. Velazquez; C. Rodriguez-Barrueco

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 399.00

    In 2002, sixty international specialists met to discuss problems of high P-unavailability as a soil nutrient for crops, and the hazards of increased phosphate input to aquatic habitats from industrial and mining activities, sewage disposal, detergents, and other sources. Among the presentations were updated solutions to enhance P-uptake by plants,... more...