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Nature and Properties of Soils-Revised

Nature and Properties of Soils-Revised - 14th edition

ISBN13: 978-0132279383

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ISBN13: 978-0132279383
ISBN10: 013227938X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 14TH 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
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Nature and Properties of Soils-Revised - 14TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0132279383

Nyle C. Brady and Raymond Weil

ISBN13: 978-0132279383
ISBN10: 013227938X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 14TH 08
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Featuring new photographs, diagrams, and special ''boxes'' ,The Nature and Property of Soilsis an engaging book for readers. It has an ecological approach that explains the fundamentals of soil science effectively.Chapter topics include Soil Erosion and Its Control, Soil Acidity, Soils and Chemical Pollution, and Organisms and the Ecology of the Soil.For individuals interested in soil and the environment.

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 Soil Colloids: Seat of Soil Chemical and Physical Activity 9 Soil Acidity 10 Soils of Dry Regions: Alkalinity, Salinity, and Sodicity 11 Organisms and Ecology of the Soil 12 Soil Organic Matter 13 Nitrogen and Sulfur Economy of Soils 14 Soil Phosphorus and Potassium 15 Micronutrients and Other Trace Elements 16 Practical Nutrient Management 17 Soil Erosion and Its Control 18 Soils and Chemical Pollution 19 Geographic Soils Information 20 Prospects for Global Soil Quality Appendix A Soil Classification: World Resource Base; Autralian and Canadian Systems Appendix B SI Units, Conversion Factors, Periodic Table of the Elements and Scentific Names of Plants Mentioned Glossary Index