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|Main Title||Environmental soil science /|
|Author||Tan, Kim H.|
|Subjects||Soils--Environmental aspects. ; Soil science. ; Environmental Microbiology. ; Soil Microbiology. ; Bodenkunde ; Bodenèokologie ; Bodenverschmutzung ; Soil ecology. ; Soil pollution. ; Pédologie. ; âEcologie des sols. ; Sols--Pollution.|
|Collation||xiv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-269) and index.
Soils and the environment: Definition and concept of soils, Pedologic concept of soils, Soil orders, Relation of soil orders with the environment -- Inorganic soil constituents: Soil composition, Mineral composition, Primary minerals, Weathering of primary minerals, Secondary minerals -- Organic constituents: Soil biomass, Beneficial effect of soil microorganisms, Nonhumified organic matter, Humified organic matter -- Gas phase in soils: Soil air, Biochemical effect of aeration, Biological effect of aeration, Chemical effect of aeration -- Liquid phase: Soil solution, Dissolved solid substances, Dissolved gas -- Electrochemical properties of solid constituents: Soil clays, Anion exchange capacity, Soil organic matter, Soil reaction -- Soils and crop production: Clearing new lands, Intensifying soil productivity, Organic farming -- Soilless agriculture: Hydroponics, Aquaculture. Biotechnology in soil science and agriculture: Food biotechnology, Agriculture biotechnology, Tissue culture -- Soil and pollution: Definition and concept of waste, Agricultural waste, industrial waste, Waste from food processing plants, Municipal waste, Detoxification of waste, Environmental impact of agricultural and industrial waste. This invaluable reference/text relates the principles of environmental issues to soil science - illustrating the effect of environmental factors on the formation of different kinds of soils and explicating the impact of climate and vegetation in determining the distribution of soils throughout the world. Discussing soil constituents in the solid, liquid, and gas phases, Environmental Soil Science shows how to manage resources in accordance with natural ecosystems and demonstrates the best methods of pollution prevention ... stresses the influence of the environment on the weathering of primary minerals and the formation of clay minerals ... highlights organic components, gaseous components, biochemical reactions, and their involvement with the pollution of soil and air ... describes soil water and macro- and micronutrients ... explains the electrochemical properties of clay and humic acids as well as their role in pollution ... examines crop production techniques and the changes they bring to soils and the environment ... summarizes alternative methods of crop production, including soilless agriculture and biotechnology ... assesses the implications of agricultural and industrial wastes to environmental quality, addressing acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and ozone destruction ... and more.