1600 pages, illustrations
This three-volume third edition offers a vast array of recent peer-reviewed articles. Compiled by hundreds of international experts, the Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Third Edition, covers all branches of soil science including pedology, mineralogy, physics, soil mechanics, hydrology, chemistry, biology, ecology and management, and restoration of problem/degraded soils. Entries are alphabetically arranged, and subject and author indices are available for easy access. This edition is fully updated, contains over 580 entries, and includes over 100 new definitions.
Reviews of the second edition:
"[...] a great book that should be on the library shelf in every soil science department [...] .a very commendable effort for which the editor and all involved need to be congratulated."
"[...] a comprehensive source [...] current [...] recommend as a reference for academic libraries."
– Science and Technology
"[...] bring[s] together the body of research interests pertaining to soil sciences and [...] would function as a valuable reference tool in any collection designed to meet the needs of related researchers."
"[...] accurate and updated [...] covers all branches of soil science [...] . This well-edited encyclopedia is [an] invaluable reference source [...] ."
"The contributors are of high quality, the main editor has extensive relevant experience, and the book is well and clearly produced, with plenty of tables [...] excellent for quickly covering the basics [...] It is recommended for all soil science libraries."
– Experimental Agriculture
"This encyclopedia is impressive. [...] a rich and ready source of information."
– European Journal of Soil Science
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