Soil Science and Management

ISBN-10: 0827372930
ISBN-13: 9780827372931
Edition: 3rd 1997 (Revised)
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Description: This new edition introduces the concepts behind soil science and relates these concepts to current soil management practices, such as the most recent regulatory changes and technological developments: wetland management, the use of Geographic  More...

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Book details

List price: $351.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/19/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 402
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.63" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This new edition introduces the concepts behind soil science and relates these concepts to current soil management practices, such as the most recent regulatory changes and technological developments: wetland management, the use of Geographic Information Systems for soil mapping, and much more. The emphasis on sustainable soil use and conservation prepares students to deal with today's enviromental issues, such as soil and water conservation, nutrient management, sustainable agriculture, and related topics. An appendix familiarizes horticultural majors with basic chemistry concepts to provide the foundation for further study in soil science. ALSO AVAILABLE Lab Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7864-5 INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Lab Manual- Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-8228-6 Instructor's Manual, ISBN: 0-8273-7294-9

Preface
Author's Acknowledgments
The Importance of Soil
Soil Shapes Human History
Soil Is a Life-Supporting Layer of Material
Soil Is a Medium for Plant Growth
Soil: A Three-Phase System
Agricultural Uses of Soil
Nonagricultural Uses of Soil
Land Use in the United States
Soil Quality
Soil Origin and Development
The Soil Body
Rocks and Minerals
Parent Material
Climate
Organisms
Topography
Time
Humans
The Soil Profile
Soil Classification and Survey
Soil Classification
Soil Survey
Land Capability Classes
Physical Properties of Soil
Soil Texture
Soil Density and Permeability
Soil Structure
Soil Consistence
Soil Tilth
Soil Pans
Soil Temperature
Soil Color
Life in the Soil
The Soil Food Chain and Carbon Cycle
Microorganisms
Distribution and Functions of Microorganisms
Promoting Soil Organisms
Soil Animals

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