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Elements of the Nature and Property of Soils

Elements of the Nature and Property of Soils - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130144973

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ISBN13: 978-0130144973
ISBN10: 0130144975
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2000
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Elements of the Nature and Property of Soils - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130144973

Nyle C. Brady and Ray R. Weil

ISBN13: 978-0130144973
ISBN10: 0130144975
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
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.

Chapter topics include soil classification, architecture and physical properties, the hydrologic cycle, aeration and temperature, and practical nutrient management.

For anyone looking for the fundamental knowledge that will serve as a prerequisite to meeting the many natural-resource challenges awaiting humanity in the 21st century.

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. Soil Colloids: Their Nature and Practical Significance.
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: U.S. Soil Taxonomy Suborder Map and Legend.
Appendix B: Canadian and FAO Soil Classification Systems.
Appendix C: SI Unit Conversion Factors and Periodic Table of the Elements.
Glossary.
Index.

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