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Academic & Professional Books  Ecology  Soils & Soil Ecology

Soils and the Environment An Introduction

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By: A Wild
288 pages, Illus
Soils and the Environment
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Covers soil properties and processes; soil in relation to the environment.

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Preface; Units, symbols and general information; 1. Introduction: Soil in a natural and man-made environment; Part I. Soil Properties and Processes: 2. The soil components; 3. Development of soils; 4. Sorptive properties of soil; 5. Organisms and soil processes; 6. Movement of water, air, solutes and heat in soil; Part II. Soils in Relation to the Environment: 7. Soil as a medium for plant growth; 8. Soil conditions and crop production; 9. Soil acidification; 10. Heavy metals and radionuclides in soil; 11. Soils, the atmosphere, global warming and ozone depletion; 12. Soil erosion and conservation; 13. Soils in the environment: problems and solutions; Subject index.

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Textbook
By: A Wild
288 pages, Illus
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' ... clearly written and extremely well set ...' Experimental Agriculture ' ... highly recommended ...' Environment International ' ... clearly written and extremely well set ...' Experimental Agriculture ' ... a text which is readily understood, scientifically sound and valuable within an environmental context.' W. A. Adams, Journal of Agricultural Science
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