Soil

The Skin of the Planet Earth

Authors: Kutílek, Miroslav, Nielsen, Donald R.

  • The book brings a complete review on soil science; it is unique in its form accessible to readers without knowledge of natural sciences
  • It offers information on the role of soils in environment
  • It instructs the citizen what he can do to prevent the destruction of soils and how to keep soils´ optimal functions
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About this book

The main focus of this monograph is to explain the important role of soil and the environment to a broad audience. Soil is one of the five essential factors crucial for human life. On the one hand the authors describe a responsible approach and use of soil, established on a basic knowledge of the nature of soil and the countless ongoing processes within soil. On the other hand they explain the precarious link between soil and regional environment, which is indispensable for plant and animal communities. In addition to these topics its chapters describe the unique roles of soil texture, soil structure and soil pore systems in hydrologic cycles, plant nutrition and conditions affecting the preservation or eventual extinction of soil. This book concludes with the principles of soil protection and revitalization. General readers with an interest in biology, chemistry, physics or geology will find this book highly informative.

About the authors

Prof. Miroslav Kutílek is Prof. Emeritus from the Czech Technical University (Prague, Czech Republic). He is an internationally recognized expert in soil science, physics and hydrology. He published many books and papers and played a key role in the development of hydropedology.

Prof. Donald R. Nielsen is Prof. Emeritus at the University of California (Davis, CA, USA). He is an international expert on soil physics, soil water movement and flow through porous media. He has been and still is a major key player in the field.

Both authors have made soil sciences evolved a lot in the last 50 years and have been source of inspiration for all soil scientists. They are both Honorary Members of the International Union of Soil Science.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Omnipresent Soils

    Kutílek, Miroslav (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

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  • How I Earned My First Crown and Dollar

    Kutílek, Miroslav (et al.)

    Pages 7-11

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  • Soil Is the Skin of the Planet Earth

    Kutílek, Miroslav (et al.)

    Pages 13-19

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  • The Smallest Zoo and Botanical Microgardens

    Kutílek, Miroslav (et al.)

    Pages 21-30

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  • The Birth of Soils

    Kutílek, Miroslav (et al.)

    Pages 31-69

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eBook 23,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9789-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 29,11 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9788-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 29,11 €
price for Spain (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0131-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil
Book Subtitle
The Skin of the Planet Earth
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9789-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9789-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9788-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0131-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 239
Number of Illustrations and Tables
69 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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