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Soil Science Simplified

By: Neal S Eash (Author), Thomas J Sauer (Author), Deb O'Dell (Author), Evah Odoi (Author), Aga Razvi (Author), Forbes Walker (Author), Mary C Bratz (Illustrator)

272 pages, illustrations

Iowa State University Press

Hardback | Dec 2015 | Edition: 6 | #227455 | ISBN-13: 9781118540695
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NHBS Price: £40.50 $50/€46 approx

About this book

Already renowned as a user-friendly beginners guide to soil science, Soil Science Simplified, 6th Edition is an updated version of the beloved textbook that includes even more thorough applications of soil science to interdisciplinary fields. It includes the most recent research concerning uses of soil in municipal, engineering, and other areas, conversion agriculture covering no-till, hoe-till, and the methodology of cover crops, crop rotations, N contribution, and worldwide trends in conversion agriculture. The experienced authors have fully revised and updated the fundamental chapters on physical, chemical, and biological properties to create an ideal introductory text.

Review of a previous edition:

"The most user friendly and thorough guide on the subject [...] A must for anyone in the field, and highly recommended for college library science collections."
Midwest Book Review, August 2008


Preface, vii

1 Introduction to Soil, 1
2 Soil Formation, 7
3 Soil Physical Properties, 23
4 Soil Biological Properties, 35
5 Soil Chemical Properties, 57
6 Soil Water, 77
7 Soil Temperature, 95
8 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition, 107
9 Soil Management, 145
10 Soil Conservation and the Environment, 159
11 Conservation Agriculture, 175
12 Soil Classification and Surveys, 187
13 Soil and Its Uses, 223

Glossary, 243
Index, 255

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