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Soils and the Environment: An Introduction


By: A Wild

288 pages, Illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 1993 | #20368 | ISBN: 0521438594
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Hardback | Jan 1993 | #20369 | ISBN: 0521432804
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Covers soil properties and processes; soil in relation to the environment.

' ... 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


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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