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Main Title Soil The Skin of the Planet Earth / [electronic resource] :
Author Kutílek, Miroslav.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Nielsen, Donald R.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number QH541.5.S6; S622-627
ISBN 9789401797894
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Agriculture. ; Life sciences. ; Soil conservation.
Internet Access
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Collation VII, 239 p. 83 illus., 14 illus. in color. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Omnipresent soil -- How I earned my first crown and dollar -- Soil is the skin of the planet Earth -- The smallest zoo and botanical garden -- The birth of soils.-Crumbling of soils -- Soils as the skyscrapers -- Soil is never without water -- How water flows in soil -- Soil regulates circulation of water on the planet Earth -- How the plants nourish themselves -- Soil reveals its true character -- Dear Soil, what is your name? -- Illness and death of soils -- Index. The main focus of this monograph is to explain the important role of soil and the environment to a broad audience. Soil is one of the five essential factors crucial for human life. On the one hand the authors describe a responsible approach and use of soil, established on a basic knowledge of the nature of soil and the countless ongoing processes within soil. On the other hand they explain the precarious link between soil and regional environment, which is indispensable for plant and animal communities. In addition to these topics its chapters describe the unique roles of soil texture, soil structure and soil pore systems in hydrologic cycles, plant nutrition and conditions affecting the preservation or eventual extinction of soil. This book concludes with the principles of soil protection and revitalization. General readers with an interest in biology, chemistry, physics or geology will find this book highly informative.
Place Published Dordrecht
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2015
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20150324142737
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03000nam a22004815i 45