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Elements of Nature and Properties of Soils

Elements of Nature and Properties of Soils - 2nd edition

Elements of Nature and Properties of Soils - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780130480385

ISBN10: 013048038X

Elements of Nature and Properties of Soils by Nyle C. Brady and Ray Weil - ISBN 9780130480385
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No
Elements of Nature and Properties of Soils by Nyle C. Brady and Ray Weil - ISBN 9780130480385

ISBN13: 9780130480385

ISBN10: 013048038X

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 2ND 04

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Summary

This book opens readers' 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 book, 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. For individuals who study the science of soil, and those who make a profession of it.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. The Soils Around Us.
2. Formation of Soils from Parent Materials.
3. Soil Classification.
4. Soil Architecture and Physical Properties.
5. Soil Water: Characteristics and Behavior.
6. Soil and the Hydrologic Cycle.
7. Soil Aeration and Temperature.
8. The Colloidal Fraction: Seat of Soil Chemical and Physical Activity.
9. Soil Acidity, Alkalinity, and Salinity.
10. Organisms and Ecology of the Soil.
11. Soil Organic Matter.
12. Nitrogen and Sulfur Economy of Soils.
13. Soil Phosphorus, Potassium, and Micronutrients.
14. Practical Nutrient Management.
15. Soil Erosion and Its Control.


Appendix A: Canadian and FAO Soil Classification Systems.
Appendix B: SI Units, Conversion Factors, and Periodic Table of the Elements.
Glossary.
Index.