Scheffer/Schachtschabel Soil Science

Authors: Blume, H.-P., Brümmer, G.W., Fleige, H., Horn, R., Kandeler, E., Kögel-Knabner, I., Kretzschmar, R., Stahr, K., Wilke, B.-M.

  • Based on the standard textbook on Soil Science for over 30 years in Europe now available in English and improved and adjusted for the North American and International Market.
  • Contents enriched by more than 250 (100 color) illustrations and dozens of tables and useful charts
  • Constitutes and unparalleled breadth of authoritative and class-tested material to serve as a primary textbook, supplementary reader and source of enrichment topics
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About this Textbook

The soils are fundamental to our existence, delivering water and  nutrients to plants, that feed us. But they are in many ways in danger and their conservation is therefore a most important focus for science, governments and society as a whole.

A team of world recognised researchers have prepared this first English edition based on the 16th European edition.

• The precursors and the processes of soil development
• The physical, biological and chemical properties of soils
• Nutrients and  Pollutants
• The various soil classifications with the main focus on the World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB)
• The most important soils and soil landscapes  of the world
• Soil Evaluation Techniques
• Basic Principles of Soil Conservation


Whoever works with soils needs this book.

About the authors

Blume, H.-P., Brümmer, G.W., Horn, R., Kandeler, E., Kögel-Knabner, I., Kretzschmar, R., Schad, P., Stahr, K., Wilke, B.-M.

Reviews

“Each chapter is well organized with numerous subsections discussing specific topics. The text is also well illustrated to clarify relationships for the soil functions discussed. … The textbook is suitable for teaching advanced students in soil science or allied curricula. It is also an excellent resource for professionals with backgrounds in engineering, biology, ecology, and agriculture. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (S. G. Shetron, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Soils—The Earth’s Skin

    Blume, Hans-Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Inorganic Soil Components—Minerals and Rocks

    Blume, Hans-Peter (et al.)

    Pages 7-53

  • Soil Organic Matter

    Blume, Hans-Peter (et al.)

    Pages 55-86

  • Soil Organisms and Their Habitat

    Blume, Hans-Peter (et al.)

    Pages 87-122

  • Chemical Properties and Processes

    Blume, Hans-Peter (et al.)

    Pages 123-174

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-30942-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-30941-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scheffer/Schachtschabel Soil Science
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30942-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30942-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30941-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 618
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 218 illustrations in colour
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