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Environmental soil science Book
Book | 3rd ed. | CRC Press, Boca Raton : c2009.

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  • ISBN: 1420072803
  • ISBN: 9781420072808
  • ISBN: 1420072803
  • Physical Description: xxxvi, 557 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2009.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-516) and index.
  • Formatted Contents Note:
    Ch. 1. Soils and the Environment -- 1.1. Birth of Environmental Soil Science -- 1.2. Concept of Environmental Science -- 1.3. Concept of Ecology -- 1.4. Definition and Concept of Soils -- 1.5. Pedologic Concept of Soils -- 1.6. Soil Orders -- 1.7. Relation of Soil Orders with the Environment -- Ch. 2. Inorganic Soil Constituents -- 2.1. Soil Composition -- 2.2. Inorganic Constituents -- 2.3. Mineral Composition -- 2.4. Primary Minerals -- 2.5. Weathering of Primary Minerals -- 2.6. Secondary Minerals -- Ch. 3. Organic Soil Constituents -- 3.1. Soil Organic Matter -- 3.2. Humus -- 3.3. Soil Biomass -- 3.4. Biochemical Reactions of Soil Microorganisms -- 3.5. Nonhumified Organic Matter -- 3.6. Humified Organic Matter -- Ch. 4. Gas Phase in Soils -- 4.1. Soil Air -- 4.2. Soil Aeration -- 4.3. Soil Air Quality in Agriculture -- 4.4. Biochemical Effect of Aeration -- 4.5. Biological Effect of Aeration -- 4.6. Chemical Effect of Aeration -- Ch. 5. Liquid Phase -- 5.1. Concept of Solutions -- 5.2. Types of Water in Soil -- 5.3. Soil Solution -- 5.4. Movement of Soil Water -- 5.5. Water Losses -- 5.6. Dissolved Solid Substances -- 5.7. Environmental Issues of Soil Solutes -- 5.8. Dissolved Gas -- 5.9. Oxygen Demand -- Ch. 6. Soil Physics in the Environment -- 6.1. Physical Properties -- 6.2. Particle Size Distribution -- 6.3. Soil Structure -- 6.4. Soil Density and Soil Porosity -- 6.5. Soil Consistence -- 6.6. Thermal Properties of Soils -- 6.7. Issue of Soil Physics in Histosols -- Ch. 7. Electrochemical Properties of Solid Constituents -- 7.1. Electrical Charges -- 7.2. Soil Clays -- 7.3. Anion Exchange Capacity -- 7.4. Soil Organic Matter -- 7.5. Soil Reaction -- 7.6. Aesthetic Issue of Induced Micronutrient Toxicity and Deficiency -- Ch. 8. Soils and Crop Production -- 8.1. Clearing New Lands -- 8.2. Soil Degradation and the Issue of Retrogression -- 8.3. Environmental Changes -- 8.4. Issue of Biodiversity -- 8.5. Plantation Agriculture and Agroforestry -- 8.6. Intensifying Soil Productivity -- 8.7. Residue, No-Till, and Strip-Till Farming -- 8.8. Organic Farming -- 8.9. LISA or Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture -- Ch. 9. Soilless Agriculture -- 9.1. Hydroponics -- 9.2. Hydroponic Cultivation of Algae -- 9.3. Aeroponics -- 9.4. Nutrient Film Technique -- 9.5. Artificial Soil -- 9.6. Aquaculture -- 9.7. Aquaculture in the United States -- 9.8. Law of the Sea -- Ch. 10. Biotechnology in Soil Science and Agriculture -- 10.1. Definitions and Concepts -- 10.2. Food Biotechnology -- 10.3. Agricultural Biotechnology -- 10.4. Tissue Culture -- 10.5. Environmental Significance of Tissue Cultures -- 10.6. Soil Biotechnology -- Ch. 11. Soil and Pollution -- 11.1. Forms of Pollution -- 11.2. Definition and Concept of Waste -- 11.3. Agricultural Waste -- 11.4. Composting and Compost -- 11.5. Industrial Waste -- 11.6. Waste from Food Processing Plants -- 11.7. Municipal Waste -- 11.8. Detoxification of Waste -- 11.9. Soil Remediation -- 11.10. Soil Resilience -- 11.11. Environmental Impact of Agricultural and Industrial Waste??@@PG468 -- App. A. Atomic Weights of the Major Elements in Soils -- App. B. International System of Units (SI) -- Factors for Converting U.S. Units into SI Units -- App. C.U.S. Weights and Measures.

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