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Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 65
By: Kim H Tan
521 pages, Figs, tabs
Incorporating fundamental principles as well as up-to-date applications in soil formation, this work emphasizes the equal importance of organic and inorganic soil constituents by delineating the role of complex carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, lignins, enzymes, and humic acids in soil reactions. This edition features coverage of the relation of pe-pH with the biochemical cycle, soil air quality and soil humidity, thermodynamics in cation exchange and its connection with the quantity/intensity ratio, and more.
! written in a clear and concise manner and makes cross-reference between sections to help the reader; it also has a detailed index which is essential in a book of this nature ! useful to have on the shelf to pick up when you wish to seek information about soil chemistry. --Stephen Nortcliff, in Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 47 (3) "...bridges the gap between pure chemistry and soil science and presents soil as a basic entity in a wide range of disciplines." --Bulletin of the International Society of Soil Science "Included in this text are many interesting historic details and other items of information usually overlooked in most recent highly focused textbooks. ...provides interesting and...useful background and supplementary reading for any course in soil chemistry...a valuable addition to all soils libraries, both public and private." --Soil Science
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