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Reader-friendly presentation takes the reader from the basics to complex situations
Special focus on current soil issues, such as soil degradation and climate change
Emphasizes the ecological and agrological functions of soil in the context of food security and biodiversity
Aimed at taking the mystery out of soil science, Soils: Principles, Properties and Management is a text for undergraduate/graduate students who study soil as a natural resource. Written in a reader-friendly style, with a host of examples, figures and tables, the book leads the reader from the basics of soil science through to complex situations, covering such topics as:
the origin, development and classification of soil
physical, chemical and biological properties of soil
water and nutrient management
management of problem soils, wetland soils and forest soils
Further, the ecological and agrological functions of soil are emphasized in the context of food security, biodiversity and climate change. The interactions between the environment and soil management are highlighted. Soil is viewed as an ecosystem itself and as a part of larger terrestrial ecosystems.
Each chapter is prefaced by a summary and closes with a series of study questions to reinforce concepts. Students in soil science, as well as those in agricultural, biological and environmental sciences, will find this book invaluable. Professionals, including horticulturalists, geologists and silviculturists, will also find this book of interest.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »Forest Soils - Problem Soils - Soil Fertility - Soil degradation and conservation - Wetland Soils