Soils, Land, and Life

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008 - Business & Economics - 301 pages
Developed for non-agricultural majors, Soils, Land and Life, 1st Edition, examines how and why various types of soil and land are used for human food production. Unbiased in approach, it discusses the physical and chemical land and soil requirements needed to produce food and how economic, social, and political environments influence agricultural productivity. Presenting an array of soil and land properties and farming methods--ranging from slash and burn to highly technical practices--the author draws on his 40 years of worldwide experience to give readers a glimpse at the historical developments, natural resource concerns, and farming practices impacting human food production today.

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Elements Essential for Life
Elemental Transfers in the Soil Land
Soils and Land with Unique Features

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About the author (2008)

Stanley W. Buol, Ph.D., is William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Soil Science and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Randal J. Southard, Ph.D., is Professor of Soil Genesis and Morphology and Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis. Robert C. Graham, Ph.D., is Professor of Soil Mineralogy and Pedology at the University of California, Riverside. Paul A. McDaniel, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Soil Genesis and Morphology at the University of Idaho, Moscow.

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