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Soils in Our Environment

Soils in Our Environment - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130481955

Cover of Soils in Our Environment 10TH 04 (ISBN 978-0130481955)
ISBN13: 978-0130481955
ISBN10: 0130481955
Edition: 10TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Soils in Our Environment - 10TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130481955

Duane T. Gardiner and Raymond W. Miller

ISBN13: 978-0130481955
ISBN10: 0130481955
Edition: 10TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

For Introductory Soil Science and Environmental Soil Science courses.

Based on the most current scientific developments in all areas, this time-honored, broad introduction to soil sciences covers the complete spectrum of traditional and state-of-the-art soil topics--e.g., taxonomy, soil formation, properties of soils, common soil problems and their solutions, evaluation of soils, pollution from use of soils, precision agriculture, GIS and GPS.


  • NEW--Updated with recent advances in science, policy, and practices--e.g. global dust movements, tillage erosion, the phosphorus index, organic farming, P index, manure management, specific remedies for soil problems, and other aspects of landscape features, soil chemistry and environmental remediation.
    • Provides students with the most current information available, familiarizes them with current legislation and enables them to apply their knowledge to important current events and issues.
  • NEW--Revised end-of-chapter questions.
    • Provides students with updated relevant questions so they can review and assess their knowledge.
  • NEW--More Soil-related human-interest stories--e.g. The effects of green rooftops on urban environments, and the soil connection to anthrax.
    • Provides students with a human-interest element to the science and broadens students' appreciation and awareness of social and environmental issues.
  • Student-friendly organization--Includes extensive use of visual aids and highlighted information; Web references for further study in each chapter; sample fully-worked problems; literature citations; List of Facts-to-Know for each chapter; Chapter-end questions with answers in Instructor's Manual; extensive Glossary; and chapter-opening quotes from interesting celebrities (e.g. Chief Seattle, Bruce Springsteen, and Yogi Berra).
    • Provides students with helpful features that make the difficult study of soil science less intimidating and more interesting.
  • Soil-related concepts placed into the big picture.
    • Offers students clear explanations and provides many practical examples.
  • Important issues related to soils.
    • Provides students with interesting issues surrounding soil.
  • Insights features throughout--Provide details of important facts and explain matters of scientific interest or curiosity.
    • Broadens student's understanding of soils in an interesting way.
  • Links to enrichment materials.
    • Refers students to websites and other user-friendly materials.
  • Extensive pedagogical aids--Chapter objectives, end-of-chapter questions, selected readings for further study and sample calculations.
    • Provides students with helpful aids that enhance their learning experience.

Table of Contents

1. Soil Composition and Importance.
2. Soil Physical Properties.
3. Soil Water Properties.
4. Soil Chemical Properties.
5. Organisms and Their Residues.
6. Soil Formation and Morphology.
7. Soil Taxonomy.
8. Acidic Soils.
9. Salt-Affected Soils.
10. Plant Nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium.
11. Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, and Micronutrients.
12. Soil Fertility Management.
13. Tillage Systems and Alternative.
14. Soil Erosion.
15. Water Resources and Irrigation.
16. Wetlands and Land Drainage.
17. Pollution of Soil, Water, and Air.
18. Toward Environmental Integrity.
19. Soil Surveys and Land-Use Planning.
20. Greenhouse Soils and Soilless Culture.

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