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Soil: Fragile Interface

Edited By: Pierre Stengel and Sandrine Gelin

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #142335 | ISBN: 1578082196
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Written from the perspective of pedologists and agronomists, this is a study of the Earth's crust and how climatic agents and living creatures together slowly transform soil through the interaction of physical, climatic and biological processes.


Part I Soil - A Site of Exchange and Transfer: Constituents and Organisation of Soil: C. Chenu and A. Bruand; Reactivity of Soil: Chemical Properties: Martine Terc ; Transport in Soil: Laurent Bruckler; Soil and Exchanges with the Plant Cover: J.C. Fardeau and P. Stengel. Part II Biotransformation of Soil: Biotransformation of Carbon and Nitrogen: J. Balesdent; Microorganisms in the Transformation of Minerals: Effect on Formation, Functioning and Development of Soils: J. Berthelin; The Rhizosphere: P. Lemanceau and T. Heulin. Part III Consequences of Exploitation of Soils by Man: Salinisation of Soils: C. Cheverry and G. Bourrie; Erosion of Cultivated Soils by Water in Temperate Conditions: Y. Le Bissonnais and C. Gascuel-Odoux; Sources of Soil Pollution: S. Martin; Contamination of Soils by Heavy Metals and Other Trace Elements: P. Cambier and M. Mench; Use of Pesticides and Fertilisers in Agriculture: C. Clermont-Dauphin and J.M.Meynard; Purifying Functions of Soil and their Limits: J.C. Germon; Annexure: Soil Quality Observatory: A Management Tool for Agriculture, an Instrument for Monitoring Ecological Systems: S. Martin;

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