Soils in Our Environment
Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 600 pages
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. The volume examines soil composition and importance, soil's physical, water and chemical properties, organisms and their residues, soil formation and morphology, soil taxonomy, plant nutrients, soil fertility management, tillage systems and alternatives, soil erosion, water resources and irrigation, wetlands and land drainage, pollution of soil, water, and air, environmental integrity, soil surveys and land-use planning, greenhouse soils and soulless culture. For Environmental scientists, consultants and engineers, soil scientists, plant scientists, crop consultants, irrigation consultants, farmers and land developers.
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