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Soil science; Encyclopedias

  • 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 Carbonby Alfred E. Hartemink; Kevin McSweeney

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    Few topics cut across the soil science discipline wider than research on soil carbon. This book contains 48 chapters that focus on novel and exciting aspects of soil carbon research from all over the world. It includes review papers by global leaders in soil carbon research, and the book ends with a list and discussion of global soil carbon research... more...

  • Introduction to Soil Chemistryby Alfred R. Conklin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 124.00

    ALFRED R. CONKLIN JR., PhD, is Professor of Agriculture and Soil at Wilmington College, where he teaches soil science, organic chemistry, and chemistry and the environment. He is also the International Director of the International Undergraduate Research Symposium. The recipient of three Fulbright Awards, Dr. Conklin has more than four decades of... more...

  • Soil Physicsby A. Kézdi

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Soil Physics: Selected Topics covers the results in the research field of soil physics, soil mechanics, and the behavior of real soils. This book is divided into six chapters and begins with an introduction to the study of the physical characteristics of soil and the complexity of superstructure of soil mechanics. The next chapter deals with the distribution... 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...

  • The Soils of Croatiaby Ferdo Ba?ic

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The Soils of Croatia is a six-chapter book detailing all aspects of Croatian soils. The book presents, in a reader friendly way, the lively history of pedology in Croatia. It explains soils as natural resources for this country and offers a detailed view on the different agricultural regions referenced in Croatia. The Soils of Croatia also... 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...

  • Applications of Soil Physicsby Daniel Hillel

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Applications of Soil Physics deals with the applications of soil physics and covers topics ranging from infiltration and surface runoff to groundwater drainage, evaporation from bare-surface soils, and uptake of soil moisture by plants. Water balance and energy balance in the field are also discussed, along with tillage and soil structure management.... more...

  • Humus, its Structure and Role in Agriculture and Environmentby J. Kubát

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    This volume presents the proceedings of the 10th international symposium Humus et Planta held in Prague in August 19-23, 1991. The main topics of this book are devoted to the recent advances in fundamental, as well as applied research of humic substances, the most abundant of the naturally occuring macromolecules of nature, the understanding of their... more...

  • Developments in Soil Classification, Land Use Planning and Policy Implicationsby Shabbir A. Shahid; Faisal K. Taha; Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah

    Springer 2012; US$ 229.00

    As the world s population continues to expand, maintaining and indeed increasing agricultural productivity is more important than ever, though it is also more difficult than ever in the face of changing weather patterns that in some cases are leading to aridity and desertification. The absence of scientific soil inventories, especially in arid areas,... more...