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Inorganic Constituents in Soil

Basics and Visuals

Authors: Nanzyo, Masami, Kanno, Hitoshi

  • Numerous visuals help readers quickly learn inorganic soil constituents
  • Provides detailed descriptions of minerals and elemental distribution in soil, supported by microscopic images and analytical data
  • Provides new findings on minerals that are sensitive to varying redox conditions 
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About this book

This open access book is a must-read for students of and beginners in soil science. In a well-organized and easy-to-follow manner, it provides basic outlines of soil minerals, new methods and recent developments in the field, with a special focus on visual aids.

The chapters on primary minerals, secondary minerals, non-crystalline inorganic constituents and inorganic constituents sensitive to varying redox conditions will help readers understand the basic components of soils. Further, readers are introduced to new analytical methods with the aid of microscopy and recent developments in the field. Uniquely, the book features case studies on the identification and isolation methods for vivianite crystals from paddy field soils, as well as a useful procedure for identifying noncrystalline constituents such as volcanic glasses and plant opals, which can also be applied to other soils depending on the local conditions.

Given its focus and coverage, the book will be useful to all readers who are interested in agronomy, plant production science, agricultural chemistry and environmental science. 

In addition, it can help biogeochemists further expand their research work on the rhizosphere of wetland plant roots, iron and phosphate dynamics, etc.

About the authors

Masami Nanzyo (Ph. D., Professor of Soil Science)

Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University.

Awards: Japanese Society of Soil Physics Award (2005), Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Award (2010), The Clay Science Society of Japan Award (2014).


Hitoshi Kanno (PhD, Associate Professor)

Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Purpose and Scope

    Nanzyo, Masami (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Primary Minerals

    Nanzyo, Masami (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • Secondary Minerals

    Nanzyo, Masami (et al.)

    Pages 37-58

  • Non-crystalline Inorganic Constituents of Soil

    Nanzyo, Masami (et al.)

    Pages 59-95

  • Inorganic Soil Constituents Sensitive to Varying Redox Conditions

    Nanzyo, Masami (et al.)

    Pages 97-131

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1214-4
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1213-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inorganic Constituents in Soil
Book Subtitle
Basics and Visuals
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1214-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1214-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1213-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 181
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour
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