Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils

ISBN-10: 0130144975

ISBN-13: 9780130144973

Edition: 2000

List price: $113.00
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For lower-level undergraduate courses in Introduction to Soils and Fundamentals of Soil Science. This text opens students' eyes to the fascinating and important world of soils, and the principles that can be used to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources. Concentrating on essentials, this edition is a more concise version of its parent text,The Nature and Properties of Soils, maintaining its high standards of rigor and readability, and its priority of explaining this science in a manner relevant to many fields of study. It provides a fundamental knowledge that is a prerequisite to meeting the many natural-resource challenges awaiting humanity in the 21st century.
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List price: $113.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/29/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 559
Size: 8.46" wide x 11.14" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

The Soils Around Us
Formation of Soils from Parent Materials
Soil Classification
Soil Architecture and Physical Properties
Soil Water: Characteristics and Behavior
Soil and the Hydrologic Cycle
Soil Aeration and Temperature
Soil Colloids: Their Nature and Practical Significance
Soil Acidity, Alkalinity, and Salinity.
Organisms and Ecology of the Soil.
Soil Organic Matter.
Nitrogen and Sulfur Economy of Soils.
Soil Phosphorus, Potassium, and Micronutrients.
Practical Nutrient Management.
Soil Erosion and Its Control
U.S. Soil Taxonomy Suborder Map and Legend
Canadian and FAO Soil Classification Systems
SI Unit Conversion Factors and Periodic Table of the Elements
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