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Soil science; Encyclopedias

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 262.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Biogeochemistry of Submerged Soilsby Guy Kirk

    Wiley 2004; US$ 315.00

    Submerged soils and the wetlands they support are of huge practical importance: in global element cycles, as centres of biodiversity, in global food production. They are also uniquely interesting scientifically because of their peculiar biogeochemistry and the adaptations of plants and microbes to it. This book describes the physical, chemical and... more...

  • The Canadian System of Soil Classification: Third Editionby Soil Classification Working Group

    NRC Research Press 1998; US$ 39.95

    This revised publication replaces The Canadian System of Soil Classification (second edition) published in 1987. The changes incorporated in this current publication are based on the work of the Soil Classification Working Group (SCWG) formerly of the Expert Committee on Soil Survey, and continued by the Land Resource Division of the former Centre... 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...

  • 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...

  • Chemistry of Soil Organic Matterby K. Kumada

    Elsevier Science 1988; US$ 72.95

    Despite the large number of papers and books published on soil organic matter (humus), our knowledge of the subject is still very limited, as is our knowledge of humic acid. The author of this book began to study humus at the end of the 1940s and continued until 1984 when he retired from Nagoya University. With the intention of establishing a systematic... more...

  • The Chemistry of Soilsby Garrison Sposito

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 87.99

    1. The Chemical Composition of Soils. 2. Soil Minerals. 3. Soil Humus. 4. The Soil Solution. 5. Mineral Stability and Weathering. 6. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions. 7. Soil Particle Surface Charge. 8. Soil Adsorption Phenomena. 9. Exchangeable Ions. 10. Colloidal Phenomena. 11. Soil Acidity. 12. Soil Salinity more...

  • Chemistry of Variable Charge Soilsby T. R. Yu

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 239.99

    This text explains the difference between the variable charge soils of tropical and subtropical regions, and the constant charge soils of temperate regions. It focuses on the chemical properties of the variable charge soils - properties which have an important bearing on soil management practices. more...