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Soil science; Encyclopedias

  • 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$ 120.00

    Provides the tools needed to explore the incredible complexities of the earth's soils Now in its Second Edition, this highly acclaimed text fully equips readers with the skills and knowledge needed to analyze soil and correctly interpret the results. Due to the highly complex nature of soil, the author carefully explains why unusual results... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soilsby Alessandro Piccolo

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This compilation of techniques, methodologies and scientific data arises from a four-year Italian research project, which took place at university research stations in Turin, Piacenza, Naples and Potenza. Soil Organic Matter (SOM) represents an active and essential pool of the total organic carbon on the planet. Consequently, even small changes in... more...

  • Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystemsby Robert Jandl; Mirco Rodeghiero; Mats Olsson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 133.95

    Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystems - From Science to Land Management is a comprehensive overview of the latest research in this field drawn together by a network of scientists from across Europe. Soil carbon assessments are crucial at present to our understanding of the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems and our ability to assess implications... more...

  • Soil Enzymology in the Recycling of Organic Wastes and Environmental Restorationby Carmen Trasar-Cepeda

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    Soil enzymes play a fundamental role in many soil processes such as the mineralization of organic matter, the synthesis of humic substances, the degradation of xenobiotics or the mechanisms involved in the biocontrol of plant pathogens. Their direct link with soil microorganisms gives them a key role as biomonitors of the evolution of soil quality... 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...