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Elements of the nature and properties of soils

Nyle C. Brady (Author), Ray R. Weil (Author)
"With an emphasis on the fundamentals, this book explores the important world of soils and the principles that can be used to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources. Fully updated in this edition, it includes the latest information on soil colloids; nutrient cycles and soil fertility; and soils and chemical pollution. This edition is filled with hundreds of new figures and photos and continues to use examples from many fields, including agriculture, forestry, and natural resources. Taking an ecological approach, it emphasizes how the soil system is interconnected and the principles behind each soil concept"--Publisher's website
Print Book, English, 2010
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Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2010
x, 614 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
9780135014332, 9780138002817, 0135014336, 0138002819
The soils around us
Formation of soils from parent materials
Soil classification
Soil architecture and physical properties
Soil water: characteristics and behavior
Soil and the hydrologic cycle
Soil air and temperature
Soil colloids: seat of soil chemical and physical activity
Soil acidity, alkalinity, aridity, and salinity
Organisms and ecology of the soil
Soil organic matter
Nutrient cycles and soil fertility
Practical nutrient management
Soil erosion and its control
Soils and chemical pollution