Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | November 10, 2014

    Peter Turchi: IMG Writing as Puzzle



    I loved books, loved stories, loved being read to at an early age and then reading for myself — that's true for most writers. But looking... Continue »
    1. $20.97 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

On Order

$77.50
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Science Reference- General

Introductory Soil Science: Laboratory Manual

by

Introductory Soil Science: Laboratory Manual Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Understanding soils and their relationship to the environment is increasing in importance as we learn more about the environment in which we live. Soils are important in crop production, in serving as a buffer in the environment, as a building medium, and in a multitude of other applications. In the third edition of this manual, new materials addressing specific environmental concerns related to crop production and groundwater supplement the exercises from previous editions. Flexibility in the exercises allows the instructor and students to tailor applications to local resources and conditions. The materials included give substantial meaning to otherwise abstract topics such as soil profiles and horizons, soil texture, cation exchange capacity, nitrate leaching, and non-point source pollution. Students will gain an understanding of how much water a soil can hold, how rapidly soluble materials such as nitrates may leach through a given soil, how much lime a soil may need, and how much soil loss can be tolerated. These exercises provide a basic understanding of soils and serve as background material for students who will take advanced courses in soils. This text is an ideal supplement to regular class work in an introductory soils course.

About the Author

Robert G. Palmer is Manager of Agronomy Service Support at Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Tipton, Indiana. His publications include professional articles in the area of soil management and conservation, four previous versions of this manual, and crop managament and other guides developed for use by agronomists in the field.

Frederick R. Troeh is Professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University where he has taught since 1963. His publications include, professional journal articles in the area of soil science, four previous versions of this manual, several versions of a laboratory manual for the course in soil fertility, three editons of Soils and Soil Fertility, a textbook for introductory soils course, and two editions of Soil and Water Conservation, a textbook for the course in soil conservation.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Soil Survey Reports and Land Descriptions

2. Soil Parent Materials

3. Soil Texture

4. Soil Structure

5. Soil Water

6. Soils and Landscapes

7. Soil Profile Characteristics

8. Soil Biology

9. Soil Organic Matter

10. Soil Chemistry

11. Soil Testing and Soil Fertility

12. Nitrogen and Soil Nitrates

13. Soil Conservation

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195094367
Author:
Palmer, Troeh
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Palmer, Robert G.
Author:
null, Robert G.
Author:
Troeh, Frederick R.
Author:
null, Frederick R.
Subject:
Earth Sciences | Soil Science
Subject:
nce
Subject:
Earth Sciences | Soil Scie
Subject:
Soil science
Subject:
Soil management
Subject:
General
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy - Soil Science
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Soil science -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Soil management -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Third
Publication Date:
19950231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 illus.
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11.05x8.75x.53 in. .78 lbs.

Related Subjects

Reference » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Soil
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

Introductory Soil Science: Laboratory Manual New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$77.50 Backorder
Product details 128 pages Oxford University Press, Incorporated - English 9780195094367 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.