Soils

Principles, Properties and Management

Authors: Osman, Khan Towhid

  • 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
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About this book

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
  • soil degradation

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.

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“This book is an introductory course resource for soil science curricula. … This work is unique in that more emphasis is placed on soil management than in many introductory soils textbooks. The global context provided is also worth noting. The style is clear, and the text is generally easy to read … . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals.” (J. R. Reeve, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), July, 2013)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5663-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5662-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9679-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soils
Book Subtitle
Principles, Properties and Management
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5663-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5663-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5662-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9679-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 274
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