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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Soils Principles, Properties and Management / [electronic resource] :
Author Osman, Khan Towhid.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2013
Call Number S622-627
ISBN 9789400756632
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Geography. ; Agriculture. ; Forests and forestry. ; Soil conservation.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Collation XXII, 271 p. 108 illus. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes Aimed at taking the mystery out of soil science, Soils: Principles, Properties and Management is a text for undergraduate/graduate students who study soil as a natural resource. Written in a reader-friendly style, with a host of examples, figures and tables, the book leads the reader from the basics of soil science through to complex situations, covering such topics as: the origin, development and classification of soil physical, chemical and biological properties of soil water and nutrient management management of problem soils, wetland soils and forest soils soil degradation Further, the ecological and agrological functions of soil are emphasized in the context of food security, biodiversity and climate change. The interactions between the environment and soil management are highlighted. Soil is viewed as an ecosystem itself and as a part of larger terrestrial ecosystems. Each chapter is prefaced by a summary and closes with a series of study questions to reinforce concepts. Students in soil science, as well as those in agricultural, biological and environmental sciences, will find this book invaluable. Professionals, including horticulturalists, geologists and silviculturists, will also find this book of interest.
Place Published Dordrecht
Corporate Au Added Ent SpringerLink (Online service)
Host Item Entry Springer eBooks
PUB Date Free Form 2013
BIB Level m
Medium computer
Content text
Carrier online resource
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
OCLC Time Stamp 20130727061155
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 02783nam a22004815i 45