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For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Soils, Fundamentals of Soil Science, and Soil Management. 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.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Nyle C. Brady
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2013-10-03
File: 672 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781292052083

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For introductory courses in soils. An accessible introduction to soil science fundamentals At the forefront of soil science for over a century, Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils considers the role of soils as both a natural resource and an ecosystem, while highlighting interactions between soils and other components of natural and constructed ecosystems. With practical value for meeting today's environmental challenges, the text asserts that balancing economic growth with sustainable economies requires a deep understanding of soils. The 4th edition has been abridged to focus on fundamentals, while providing new or updated discussions on topics such as soils and human health, organic farming, and soil food-web ecology.

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Genre: Soil science
Author: Nyle C. Brady
Publisher: Pearson
Release: 2018-10-11
File: 768 Pages
ISBN-13: 0133254593

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Developed for Introduction to Soils or Soil Science courses, The Nature and Properties of Soils, Fifteenth Edition, can be used in courses such as Soil Fertility, Land Resources, Earth Science and Soil Geography. "The Nature and Properties of Soils has been my labor of love for the past 5 years and updates a narrative that has both reflected and helped to shape soil science thinking for more than a century. It has evolved to provide a globally relevant framework for an integrated understanding of the diversity of soils, the soil system and its role in the ecology of planet Earth." - Ray R. Weil This hallmark text introduces the exciting world of soils through clear writing, strong pedagogy, and an ecological approach that effectively explains the fundamentals of soil science. Worked calculations, vignettes, and current real-world applications prepare readers to understand concepts, solve problems, and think critically. Written for both majors and non-majors, this text highlights the many interactions between the soil and other components of forest, range, agricultural, wetland and constructed ecosystems. Now in full-color, the Fifteenth Edition includes hundreds of compelling photos, figures, and diagrams to bring the exciting world of soils to life. Extensively revised, new and updated content appears in every chapter. Examples include: coverage of the pedosphere concept; new insights into humus and soil carbon accumulation; subaqueous soils, soil effects on human health; principles and practice of organic farming; urban and human engineered soils; new understandings of the nitrogen cycle; water-saving irrigation techniques; hydraulic redistribution, soil food-web ecology; disease suppressive soils; soil microbial genomics; soil interactions with global climate change; digital soil maps; and many others.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Raymond R. Weil
Publisher: Pearson
Release: 2016-05-18
File: 912 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780133254556

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This book opens readers' eyes to the fascinating and 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. KEY TOPICS Concentrating on essentials, this edition is a more concise version of its parent book, The Nature and Properties of Soils, maintaining its high standards of rigor and readability, and its priority of explaining this science in a manner relevant to many fields of study. It provides a fundamental knowledge that is a prerequisite to meeting the many natural-resource challenges awaiting humanity in the 21st century. For individuals who study the science of soil, and those who make a profession of it.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Nyle C. Brady
Publisher:
Release: 2004
File: 606 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105111840000

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Resource added for the Landscape Horticulture Technician program 100014.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Nyle C. Brady
Publisher:
Release: 1999
File: 881 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105023077865

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Genre: Soil chemistry
Author: W. L. Gusau
Publisher:
Release: 2018
File: 302 Pages
ISBN-13: 9387642631

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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 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. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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Author: Harry Oliver Buckman
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Release: 2018-10-27
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 0344323668

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Genre: Soil science
Author: Harry Oliver Buckman
Publisher:
Release: 1969
File: 653 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015002013020

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Explores the principles/properties of soils - their physical, chemical, and biological characteristics - and highlights the processes by which soils interact with the environment. It also considers construction engineering and landscape architecture applications of soil science principles.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Nyle C. Brady
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 1996
File: 740 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015036074881

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Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Maria C. Hernandez Soriano
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release: 2014-03-26
File: 920 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789535112358

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