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Soil Sampling, Preparation, and Analysis

Handbook / Manual

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 108

By: Kim H Tan

623 pages, no illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 2 | #155011 | ISBN: 0849334993
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NHBS Price: £110.00 $138/€131 approx

About this book

This new edition of Soil Sampling, Preparation, and Analysis provides students with an exceptionally clear description of the sampling and analysis methods most commonly used in modern soil laboratories around the world. What sets it apart as the first choice of professors is the grounding it offers in fundamental principles, professional protocols, and specific procedures. What makes it especially popular with students is that it spares them from having to tote large volumes for the sake of a page or two.

Fully revised to introduce the latest advances, the text is lucidly illustrated with original results garnered from years of hands-on experiments conducted by the author and his students.


Contents

Chapters: Principles of Soil Sampling. Sample Preparation. Errors and Variability, and Chemical Units of Soil Analysis. Methods of Soil Chemical Analysis. Soil and Plant Test. Determination of Soil Water. Determination of Soil Texture. Determinationof Soil Density and Porosity. Soil pH Measurement and Lime Requirement. Cation Exchange Capacity and % Base Saturation Determination. Determination of Macroelements. Determination of Microelements. Determination of Soil Organic Matter. Spectrophotometryand Colorimetry. Flame Photometry. Infrared Spectroscopy. X-Ray Diffraction Analysis. Differential Thermal Analysis. Scanning Electron Microscopy and Edax. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.Appendices: Fundamental Constants; Greek Alphabet; Atomic Weights of the Major Elements; X-Ray Diffraction 2 D-Spacing Conversion Table; US Weights and Measures; International System of Units (SI) and Conversion Factors. References and Additional Readings

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