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Soil Science Simplified-01-4

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Publisher Comments:

Soil Science Simplified, Fifth Editionis a significant update and revision of the classic introductory soils text. The new edition includes greater coverage of non-agricultural uses of soils ranging from municipal to engineering uses, as well as an expanded discussion of environmental uses of soils and soil conservation. In addition, the chapters covering the basic scientific aspects of soil from its physical, chemical and biological properties to basic formation will be thorougly revised and updated.

Soil Science Simplifiedwill serve as a valuable introduction to soil science that addresses many new developments to this ever-changing field while maintaining the elements that have made it a user-friendly introductory text for more than 25 years. This text will be essential reading for anyone studying soil science as well as professionals working with this valuable resource.

Book News Annotation:

This textbook presents the basic properties and mechanics of soil that govern the use of soil for purposes related to plant growth, construction engineering, and conservation. Topics include soil biology, chemistry, water, fertility, classification, and surveys. The fourth edition adds new developments in information technology and waste disposal.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Soil Science Simplified presents the basic principles of soil science that govern the use of soil for all purposes related to plant growth, soils engineering, and conservation.

The fourth edition has been expanded to give greater depth to topics included in the previous edition. Improvements include:

1 Updated examples, figures, and text reflecting current research and practice

2 Additional discussion related to the environmental aspects of soil science

3 New developments brought about by computer technology

4 The latest changes in the classification of soils

This easily readable resource is ideal for use as a high school agriculture textbook, an undergraduate introductory soil science supplemental text, or an illustrated reference for students, farmers, and related professionals.

Synopsis:

Soil Science Simplified presents the basic principles of soil science that govern the use of soil for all purposes related to plant growth, soils engineering, and conservation.

The fourth edition has been expanded to give greater depth to topics included in the previous edition. Improvements include:

  • Updated examples, figures, and text reflecting current research and practice.
  • Additional discussion related to the environmental aspects of soil science.
  • New developments brought about by computer technology.
  • New techniques in waste disposal.
  • The latest changes in the classification of soils.

This easily readable resource is ideal for use as a high school agriculture textbook, an undergraduate introductory soil science supplemental text, or an illustrated reference for students, farmers, and related professionals.

About the Author

Milo I. Harpstead, Ph.D., is certified as a Professional Soil Classifier with the American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops, and Soils (ARCPACS) within the Society of American Agriculture. He is a former Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Dr. Harpstead also has taught and supervised research for students in Nigeria, Malaysia, Germany, and Australia.

Thomas J. Sauer, Ph.D., spent three years as a Soil Physicist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service Biomass Center in Arkansas and is now a Soil Scientist for the national Soil Tilth Laboratory, Ames, Iowa, where he conducts research on soil management impacts related to agroecology and air quality.

William F. Bennett, Ph.D., has been involved in teaching Soils, Soil Fertility, and Crops for over 40 years. He is a former Director of Development for the College of Agricultural Science and national Resources at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. In addition to work as a Soil fertility Consultant, Dr. Bennett is currently involved in educational programs in the fertilizer industry, with emphasis on the Certified Crop Advisor Program.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. The Soil Around Us.

2. Soil Formation.

3. Soil Physical properties.

4. Soil biology.

5. Soil Colloids and Chemistry.

6. Soil Water.

7. Soil Temperature and heat flow.

8. Soil fertility and plant Nutrition.

9. Soil management.

10. Soil Conservation.

11. Soil Classification.

12. Soil Surveys.

13. Soil Engineering.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813829425
Author:
Harpstead, Milo I.
Author:
Bennett, William F.
Author:
Ravzi, Aga
Author:
Bratz, Mary C.
Author:
Green, Cary J.
Author:
Eash, Neal
Author:
Sauer, Thomas J.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Ames
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Soil science
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Recycling
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy - Crop Science
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy - Soil Science
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Soil.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Series Volume:
106-767
Publication Date:
January 2001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
225
Dimensions:
9.14x6.16x.70 in. .95 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Crop Science
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Soil
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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Product details 225 pages Iowa State Press - English 9780813829425 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Soil Science Simplified presents the basic principles of soil science that govern the use of soil for all purposes related to plant growth, soils engineering, and conservation.

The fourth edition has been expanded to give greater depth to topics included in the previous edition. Improvements include:

1 Updated examples, figures, and text reflecting current research and practice

2 Additional discussion related to the environmental aspects of soil science

3 New developments brought about by computer technology

4 The latest changes in the classification of soils

This easily readable resource is ideal for use as a high school agriculture textbook, an undergraduate introductory soil science supplemental text, or an illustrated reference for students, farmers, and related professionals.

"Synopsis" by , Soil Science Simplified presents the basic principles of soil science that govern the use of soil for all purposes related to plant growth, soils engineering, and conservation.

The fourth edition has been expanded to give greater depth to topics included in the previous edition. Improvements include:

  • Updated examples, figures, and text reflecting current research and practice.
  • Additional discussion related to the environmental aspects of soil science.
  • New developments brought about by computer technology.
  • New techniques in waste disposal.
  • The latest changes in the classification of soils.

This easily readable resource is ideal for use as a high school agriculture textbook, an undergraduate introductory soil science supplemental text, or an illustrated reference for students, farmers, and related professionals.

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