Fundamental Soil Science

ISBN-10: 0766842665

ISBN-13: 9780766842663

Edition: 2006

List price: $210.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description:

Fundamental Soil Science teaches students about the many facets and uses of soil beyond its use as an agricultural resource. The authors take the approach that soils are dynamic, living, natural resources that affect every aspect of our lives. They also put particular focus on those areas of soil science they deem most critical, including physical, chemical and biological properties. As a learning tool, this publication introduces the reader to concepts then reinforces them throughout. As a reference tool, it meets professionals? needs when they seek information about basic soil concepts pertinent to practical experience.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $210.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/20/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Preface
Describing Soil
The Soil Is the Nation
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Why Study Soil?
The Importance of Soil
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil Geography and Genesis
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Soil-Forming Factors
Parent Materials
Weathering
Relief
Climate and Organisms (Plants, Microbes, and Animals)
Time
Anthropogenesis (Human Influence)
The Soil Profile
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil Taxonomy and Classification
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
What Is Classification?
Basis of Classification
Soil Orders
Nomenclature and Ordering in Soil Taxonomy
The Soil Orders in Soil Taxonomy
Other Soil Classification Systems
Soil Color
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil Physical Properties
Soil Solids: Particle Size and Texture
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Primary Soil Particles
Soil Texture
How Is Texture Determined
Soil Separates and Their Distribution
Improving Clay Soil
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
Reference
Soil Solids: Structure, Aggregation, and Porosity
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Soil Structure
Processes that Influence Structural Stability
Why Is Structure Important?
Soil Porosity and Pore Size Distribution
How Are Bulk Density and Porosity Determined?
Soil Structural Management
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
Reference
Soil Water, Temperature, and Gas Relations
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
The Water Molecule
Water Content and Availability
Water Availability
Water Potential
Water Flow
Soil Texture Effects on Water Flow
Water Effects on the Soil Climate
Gas and Gas Transport in Soil
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil Chemical Properties
Soil Minerals and Weathering
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Rocks and Minerals
Clay Minerals and Soil Colloids
Layer Silicate Clays
Source of Charge
Types of Silicate Clays
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Surface Chemistry of Soils
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Ion Exchange
Exchange Capacity
Soil Acidity
Types of Soil Acidity
The Role of Aluminum
Buffer Capacity
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil Biological and Biochemical Properties
Soil Organisms
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
What Organisms Are Present in Soil?
Physiological Characteristics
Environmental Effects and Soil Organisms
Soil Organisms and Their Distribution
Numbers and Mass of Soil Organisms
Soil Organisms and Their Ecological Roles
Ecological Interactions
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil Biogeochemical Cycles
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Biogeochemical Transformations
The Carbon Cycle
The Nitrogen Cycle
The Phosphorus Cycle
The Sulfur Cycle
The Iron and Manganese Cycle
Biogeochemical Transformations of Heavy and Trace Metals
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil Organic Matter
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
What Is Soil Organic Matter?
What Is the Composition of SOM?
Why Is SOM Important?
How Does SOM Form?
SOM Decomposition
Where Is SOM Found and How Quickly Does It Accumulate?
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil Management
Physical Management
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Tillage and Agriculture
Construction and Nonagricultural Uses of Soil
Physical Degradation of Soil
Conservation Measures
Organic Matter and Residue
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Our Water Resources: The Hydrologic Cycle and Watershed Management
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Distribution of Water on Earth
Water Resource Issues
The Hydrologic Cycle
Watershed Management
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
The Essential Nutrients for Plants and People
The Forms of Nutrients in Soil
Sources of Native Fertility
Retention and Release of Soil Nutrients
Fertilizers and Fertilization
Problem Soils and Solutions
Nutrient Management Plans
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Integrating Soil with Other Resources
Soil Inventories and Mapping
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Soil Surveys
Soil Use Classification
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Soil as a Natural Resource
Overview
Objectives
Key Terms
Soil as a Natural Resource
Historical Reflections on Soil and Soil Degradation
Development of National Policies Related to Soil
Federal Acts Relating to Soil
Soil Surveys and Policy
Soil Erosion and Policy
Soil Quality and Policy
Current and Potential State Policies Toward Soil Conservation and Environmental Degradation
Local Control of Soil Resources
Summary
End of Chapter Questions
Further Reading
References
Epilogue
Useful Unit Conversion Factors
Glossary
Index
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×