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  • Geochemical and Hydrological Reactivity of Heavy Metals in Soilsby H. Magdi Selim; William L. Kingery

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 297.00

    The hydrological and geochemical interactions between clay minerals and organic matter in soils directly influence the reaction, behavior, and mobility of heavy metals in soils. Geochemical and Hydrological Reactivity of Heavy Metals in Soils is one of few books that comprehensively illustrates this cause-and-effect relationship. It highlights analytical... more...

  • Heavy Metals Release in Soilsby H. Magdi Selim; Donald L. Sparks

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 243.00

    Understanding the mechanisms associated with metal complexes and the sequestering metal contaminants in the environment is essential for effective remediation. Heavy Metal Release in Soils describes and quantifies desorption/release kinetics and dissolution reactions in the release of heavy metals from soil. The book focuses on: New techniques -... more...

  • Humic Substances in Terrestrial Ecosystemsby A. Piccolo

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 435.00

    This book highlights the increasing importance of humic substances in the different scientific fields related to terrestrial ecology, soil quality conservation, and environmental chemistry. It shows that modern humic substances research is not only directed to unravel their yet ill-defined chemical structure but is successfully exploring the interconnected... more...

  • Introduction to Environmental Soil Physicsby Daniel Hillel

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 87.95

    An abridged, student-oriented edition of Hillel's earlier published Environmental Soil Physics, this is a more succinct elucidation of the physical principles and processes governing the behavior of soil and the vital role it plays in both natural and managed ecosystems. The textbook is self-contained and self-explanatory, with numerous illustrations... more...

  • Microwave Dielectric Behaviour of Wet Soilsby Jitendra Behari

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 119.00

    Soil moisture plays an important role in the runoff process, and its evaluation can be used as a marker of flood risk or drought occurrence. The data is also required to validate the soil moisture component in a variety of soil types of hydrologic models before a possible flood event, and potentially improves the accuracy of their prediction. Keeping... more...

  • The Potential of U.S. Forest Soils to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effectby John M. Kimble; Rattan Lal; Richard Birdsey; Linda S. Heath

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 275.00

    Much attention has been given to above ground biomass and its potential as a carbon sink, but in a mature forest ecosystem 40 to 60 percent of the stored carbon is below ground. As increasing numbers of forests are managed in a wide diversity of climates and soils, the importance of forest soils as a potential carbon sink grows. The Potential of... more...

  • The Potential of U.S. Grazing Lands to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effectby Ronald F. Follett; John M. Kimble

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 172.95

    Grazing lands represent the largest and most diverse land resource-taking up over half the earth's land surface. The large area grazing land occupies, its diversity of climates and soils, and the potential to improve its use and productivity all contribute to its importance for sequestering C and mitigating the greenhouse effect and other conditions... more...

  • Remote Sensing in Soil Scienceby M.A. Mulders

    Elsevier Science 1987; US$ 72.95

    This book provides comprehensive coverage of remote sensing techniques and their application in soil science. A clear, step-by-step approach to the various aspects ensures that the reader will gain a good grasp of the subject so that he can apply the techniques to his own field of study. The book opens with a thorough introduction to the physical... 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...

  • Soil Formationby Nico van Breemen; Peter Buurman

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 99.00

    Soils form a unique and irreplaceable essential resource for all terrestrial organisms, including man. Soils form not only the very thin outer skin of the earth's crust that is exploited by plant roots for anchorage and supply of water and nutrients. Soils are complex natural bodies formed under the influence of plants, microorganisms and soil animals,... more...