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Soils

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Series: Natural History Museum Earth Science Publications

By: William Dubbin

110 pages, Col photos, b/w plates, illus, figs, tabs, maps

London Natural History Museum

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #105735 | ISBN: 0565091484
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About this book

Comprehensive introduction to soils describing the formation, properties, taxonomy and management of the world's soils resource. Also includes sections devoted to soil water, nutrients, organic matter, and fertilisers.


Contents

Preface; Soils - the nuts and bolts; Soil taxonomy and geography; Soil biology; Soil fertility; Soil use and misuse; What lies ahead?; Glossary; Index; Further information.

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Biography

William Dubbin studied soil science in Canada and the US before joining The Natural History Museum in 1997 as a soil mineralogist. He has field experience in North and Central America and has published widely on the mineralogy and chemistry of soils. A member of several soil science societies, he maintains an interest in the global issues of sustainable development and soil conservation.

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