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Elements of Nature and Properties of Soils (3RD 10 Edition)

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With an emphasis on the fundamentals, this book explores the important world of soils and the principles that can be used to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources. Fully updated in this edition, it includes the latest information on soil colloids; nutrient cycles and soil fertility; and soils and chemical pollution. This edition is filled with hundreds of new figures and photos and continues to use examples from many fields, including agriculture, forestry, and natural resources. Taking an ecological approach, it emphasizes how the soil system is interconnected and the principles behind each soil concept. Updated information in this edition includes:

 

  • Engineering properties of soils
  • Expanded treatment of soil quality, soil degradation and soil resilience
  • A new section on septic tank drain fields
  • Expanded section on irrigation management
  • A new section on wetlands and their poorly aerated soils
  • Table of Contents

    1.      The Soils Around Us

    2.      Formation of Soils from Parent Materials

    3.      Soil Classification

    4.      Soil Architecture and Physical Properties

    5.      Soil Water: Characteristics and Behavior

    6.      Soil and Hydrologic Cycle

    7.      Soil Air and Temperature

    8.      Soil Colloids: Seat of Chemical and Physical Activity

    9.      Soil Acidity, Alkalinity and Salinity

    10.  Organisms and Ecology of the Soil

    11.  Soil Organic Matter

    12.  Nutrient Cycles and Soil Fertility

    13.  Practical Nutrient Management

    14.  Soil Erosion and Its Control

    15.  Soil Quality and Pollution

    Post Matter

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780135014332
    Author:
    Brady, Nyle C.
    Publisher:
    Prentice Hall
    Author:
    Weil, Raymond
    Author:
    Nyle C. Brady Emeritus Professor
    Author:
    Brady, Nyle C., Emeritus Professor
    Author:
    Weil, Ray R.
    Author:
    Weil, Raymond C.
    Subject:
    Soil science
    Subject:
    Soils
    Subject:
    Civil
    Subject:
    Agriculture - Agronomy - Soil Science
    Subject:
    Engineering - Civil
    Subject:
    Agriculture-Soil
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Publication Date:
    June 2009
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    College/higher education:
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    624
    Dimensions:
    10.8 x 8.2 x 1 in 1179 gr

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