Principles and Practice of Soil Science

Author: Robert E. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118685733
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Editionprovides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology, soil and land management, natural resource management and environmental engineering. Covers all aspects of soil science including soil habitat, processes in the soil environment and soil management. Emphasizes the applications of soil science to the solution of practical problems in soil and land management. Highlights real world examples drawn from the author’s international experience in the field. Includes an expanded colour section of soil profiles and other features, and greater coverage of international soil classification Features new problem sets and questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce important principles. An answer key is provided at the end of the text. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/white

Principles and Practice of Soil Science

Author: Robert E. White
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1444309161
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Editionprovides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology, soil and land management, natural resource management and environmental engineering. Covers all aspects of soil science including soil habitat, processes in the soil environment and soil management. Emphasizes the applications of soil science to the solution of practical problems in soil and land management. Highlights real world examples drawn from the author’s international experience in the field. Includes an expanded colour section of soil profiles and other features, and greater coverage of international soil classification Features new problem sets and questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce important principles. An answer key is provided at the end of the text. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/white

Principles and Practice of Soil Science

Author: R. E. White
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780865429604
Format: PDF
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This established textbook continues to provide both a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students at tertiary institutions as well as a readily accessible reference work for professional soil scientists, agronomists, ecologists, geomorphologists, engineers and land managers. It covers all aspects of soil science--soil habitat, processes in the soil environment, and soil management. The author maintains the clarity and brevity of previous editions and extensively illustrates the text with photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from the author's experience in many parts of the world. In this new edition, the scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated. Emphasis has been placed on the applications of soil science to the solution of a wide variety of practical problems in soil and land management. Contemporary material has been introduced on productivity, fertilizers and agro-chemicals, problem soils and soil information systems. A completely new chapter on soil quality and sustainable land management has also been added, which reviews current issues in the sustainable use of natural resources at national and international levels. Global food shortages and rising populations continue to place ever-increasing pressures on agriculture to perform as efficiently as possible. The problem of meeting these needs while limiting the impact of further intensification of production systems on the quality of the environment has never been so acute. This book reveals that the scientific contribution of soil science to environmental land management is a crucial one.

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SOIL SCIENCE THE SOIL AS A NATURAL RESOURCE 4TH ED

Author: Robert E. White
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788126529674
Format: PDF, ePub
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Market_Desc: Students and professional soil scientists, agronomists, ecologists, geomorphologists, engineers and land managers Special Features: " Fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to soil science. · Covers all aspects of soil science including soil habitat, processes in the soil environment and soil management. · Emphasizes the applications of soil science to the solution of practical problems in soil and land management. · Highlights real world examples drawn from the author's international experience in the field. · Includes an expanded colour section of soil profiles and other features, and greater coverage of international soil classification · Features new problem sets and questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce important principles. An answer key is provided at the end of the text. About The Book: Soil remains one of the most important, yet most abused, natural resources on the planet. Responsible management of soil and associated water resources plays a critical role in the survival and prosperity of many nations around the world.Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Edition provides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology, soil and land management, natural resource management and environmental engineering. The text focuses on the fundamental concepts of how soils function and how this functioning is vital to productive and environmentally benign soil use. Although designed primarily for students, Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Edition is also an accessible reference for professional soil scientists, agronomists, ecologists, geomorphologists, engineers and land managers.

Essential Soil Science

Author: Mark Ashman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118685431
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This textbook is aimed at the majority of students, who need to quickly acquire a concise overview of soil science. Many current soil science textbooks still cater for a traditional student market where students embark on three years study in a narrow discipline. The growth in modular degree schemes has meant that soil science is now often taught as self-standing unit as part of broad based degree program. Students pursuing this type of course are increasingly reluctant to purchase expensive textbooks that are too detailed and often assume a scientific background. For those opting to specialise in soil science there are a variety of good textbooks to choose from. This short informative guide, will be particularly useful for students who do not possess a traditional scientific background, such as those studying geography, environment science, ecology and agriculture. Only textbook to cater for introductory courses in soil science. Provides an affordable concise overview of soil science. Learning exercises and chapter summaries enhance usability. Annotated suggestions for further reading. Based on proven and successful modular course structure. Emphasis on readability and interactive learning. No scientific background assumed.

Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management

Author: Ian Nuberg
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643092242
Format: PDF, Docs
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In its early days, agroforestry may have been viewed as the domain of the landcare enthusiast. Today, integrating trees and shrubs into productive farming systems is seen as a core principle of sustainable agriculture. Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management provides the foundation for an understanding of agroforestry practice in both high and low rainfall zones across Australia. Three major areas are discussed: environmental functions of trees in the landscape (ecosystem mimicry, hydrology, protection of crops, animals and soil, biodiversity, aesthetics); productive functions of trees (timber, firewood, pulp, fodder, integrated multi-products); and the implementation of agroforestry (design, evaluation, establishment, adoption, policy support). The book also includes a DVD that features videos on forest measurement and harvesting; Treesmart, an agroforestry species database; a Farm Forestry Toolbox; a Farm Forestry & Agroforestry Reference Library and many regionally specific agroforestry resources. Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management is an essential resource for students in agroforestry courses, as well as a valuable introduction to the field for professionals in related areas. Features Wide coverage of the topic, from a 'principles' perspective Written by leading researchers and practitioners from around Australia, with expertise in agronomy, forestry, natural resource management, community and molecular ecologies, agricultural economics, soil science, hydrology, landscape architecture and rural sociology Comprehensive and integrated treatment of the environmental roles and productive potential of agroforestry across southern Australia Comprehensive and readily useable agroforestry and farm forestry resource base on DVD

The Nature and Properties of Soils

Author: Harry Oliver Buckman
Publisher: Arkose Press
ISBN: 9781345537994
Format: PDF
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Understanding Vineyard Soils

Author: Robert E. White
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199342067
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.

Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology

Author: Igor V. Florinsky
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123850363
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"This book is the first attempt to synthesize knowledge on theory, methods, and applications of digital terrain analysis in the context of multiscale problems of soil science and geology. The content of the book is based on long-standing, interdisciplinary research of the author. The book is addressed to geomorphometrists, soil scientists, geologists, geoscientists, geomorphologists, geographers, and GIS scientists (at scholar, lecturer, and postgraduate student levels, with mathematical skills). This book is also intended for the GIS professionals in industry and research laboratories focusing on geoscientific and soil research. The book is divided into three parts. Part I represents main concepts, principles, and methods of digital terrain modeling. Part II discusses various aspects of the use of digital terrain analysis in soil science. Part III looks at applications of digital terrain modeling in geology"--

Essentials of Soil Science

Author: Winfried E. H. Blum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781486308910
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is an introduction to soil science and describes the development of soils, their characteristics and material composition, and their functions in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Soil functions include the delivery of goods and services for human society, such as food, clean water, and the maintenance of biodiversity. This concise yet comprehensive text is supplemented throughout with colour illustrations, diagrams, and tables. It is ideal reading for all those looking to understand soils, their functions, their importance in terrestrial and aquatic environments, and their contribution to the development of human society. It will provide a valuable resource for teachers, practitioners, and students of soil science, agriculture, farming, forestry, gardening, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, and environmental engineering.