Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

Principles and Practice of Soil Science

Principles and Practice of Soil Science Author Robert E. White
ISBN-10 9781118685730
Release 2013-05-06
Pages 384
Download Link Click Here

Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Editionprovides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology, soil and land management, natural resource management and environmental engineering. Covers all aspects of soil science including soil habitat, processes in the soil environment and soil management. Emphasizes the applications of soil science to the solution of practical problems in soil and land management. Highlights real world examples drawn from the author’s international experience in the field. Includes an expanded colour section of soil profiles and other features, and greater coverage of international soil classification Features new problem sets and questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce important principles. An answer key is provided at the end of the text. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/white



Principles and Practice of Soil Science

Principles and Practice of Soil Science Author Robert E. White
ISBN-10 9781444309164
Release 2009-03-23
Pages 384
Download Link Click Here

Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Editionprovides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology, soil and land management, natural resource management and environmental engineering. Covers all aspects of soil science including soil habitat, processes in the soil environment and soil management. Emphasizes the applications of soil science to the solution of practical problems in soil and land management. Highlights real world examples drawn from the author’s international experience in the field. Includes an expanded colour section of soil profiles and other features, and greater coverage of international soil classification Features new problem sets and questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce important principles. An answer key is provided at the end of the text. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/white



Principles and Practice of Soil Science

Principles and Practice of Soil Science Author R. E. White
ISBN-10 086542960X
Release 1997-11-07
Pages 348
Download Link Click Here

This established textbook continues to provide both a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students at tertiary institutions as well as a readily accessible reference work for professional soil scientists, agronomists, ecologists, geomorphologists, engineers and land managers. It covers all aspects of soil science--soil habitat, processes in the soil environment, and soil management. The author maintains the clarity and brevity of previous editions and extensively illustrates the text with photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from the author's experience in many parts of the world. In this new edition, the scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated. Emphasis has been placed on the applications of soil science to the solution of a wide variety of practical problems in soil and land management. Contemporary material has been introduced on productivity, fertilizers and agro-chemicals, problem soils and soil information systems. A completely new chapter on soil quality and sustainable land management has also been added, which reviews current issues in the sustainable use of natural resources at national and international levels. Global food shortages and rising populations continue to place ever-increasing pressures on agriculture to perform as efficiently as possible. The problem of meeting these needs while limiting the impact of further intensification of production systems on the quality of the environment has never been so acute. This book reveals that the scientific contribution of soil science to environmental land management is a crucial one.



PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SOIL SCIENCE THE SOIL AS A NATURAL RESOURCE 4TH ED

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SOIL SCIENCE  THE SOIL AS A NATURAL RESOURCE  4TH ED Author Robert E. White
ISBN-10 8126529679
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 376
Download Link Click Here

Market_Desc: Students and professional soil scientists, agronomists, ecologists, geomorphologists, engineers and land managers Special Features: " Fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to soil science. · Covers all aspects of soil science including soil habitat, processes in the soil environment and soil management. · Emphasizes the applications of soil science to the solution of practical problems in soil and land management. · Highlights real world examples drawn from the author's international experience in the field. · Includes an expanded colour section of soil profiles and other features, and greater coverage of international soil classification · Features new problem sets and questions at the end of each chapter, designed to reinforce important principles. An answer key is provided at the end of the text. About The Book: Soil remains one of the most important, yet most abused, natural resources on the planet. Responsible management of soil and associated water resources plays a critical role in the survival and prosperity of many nations around the world.Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Edition provides a current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology, soil and land management, natural resource management and environmental engineering. The text focuses on the fundamental concepts of how soils function and how this functioning is vital to productive and environmentally benign soil use. Although designed primarily for students, Principles and Practice of Soil Science, Fourth Edition is also an accessible reference for professional soil scientists, agronomists, ecologists, geomorphologists, engineers and land managers.



Essential Soil Science

Essential Soil Science Author Mark Ashman
ISBN-10 9781118685433
Release 2013-04-18
Pages 208
Download Link Click Here

This textbook is aimed at the majority of students, who need to quickly acquire a concise overview of soil science. Many current soil science textbooks still cater for a traditional student market where students embark on three years study in a narrow discipline. The growth in modular degree schemes has meant that soil science is now often taught as self-standing unit as part of broad based degree program. Students pursuing this type of course are increasingly reluctant to purchase expensive textbooks that are too detailed and often assume a scientific background. For those opting to specialise in soil science there are a variety of good textbooks to choose from. This short informative guide, will be particularly useful for students who do not possess a traditional scientific background, such as those studying geography, environment science, ecology and agriculture. Only textbook to cater for introductory courses in soil science. Provides an affordable concise overview of soil science. Learning exercises and chapter summaries enhance usability. Annotated suggestions for further reading. Based on proven and successful modular course structure. Emphasis on readability and interactive learning. No scientific background assumed.



Understanding Vineyard Soils

Understanding Vineyard Soils Author Robert E. White
ISBN-10 9780190266530
Release 2015-02-04
Pages 280
Download Link Click Here

The first edition of Understanding Vineyard Soils has been praised for its comprehensive coverage of soil topics relevant to viticulture. However, the industry is dynamic--new developments are occurring, especially with respect to measuring soil variability, managing soil water, possible effects of climate change, rootstock breeding and selection, monitoring sustainability, and improving grape quality and the "typicity" of wines. All this is embodied in an increased focus on the terroir or "sense of place" of vineyard sites, with greater emphasis being placed on wine quality relative to quantity in an increasingly competitive world market. The promotion of organic and biodynamic practices has raised a general awareness of "soil health", which is often associated with a soil's biology, but which to be properly assessed must be focused on a soil's physical, chemical, and biological properties. This edition of White's influential book presents the latest updates on these and other developments in soil management in vineyards. With a minimum of scientific jargon, Understanding Vineyard Soils explains the interaction between soils on a variety of parent materials around the world and grapevine growth and wine typicity. The essential chemical and physical processes involving nutrients, water, oxygen and carbon dioxide, moderated by the activities of soil organisms, are discussed. Methods are proposed for alleviating adverse conditions such as soil acidity, sodicity, compaction, poor drainage, and salinity. The pros and cons of organic viticulture are debated, as are the possible effects of climate change. The author explains how sustainable wine production requires winegrowers to take care of the soil and minimize their impact on the environment. This book is a practical guide for winegrowers and the lay reader who is seeking general information about soils, but who may also wish to pursue in more depth the influence of different soil types on vine performance and wine character.



The Nature and Properties of Soils

The Nature and Properties of Soils Author Harry Oliver Buckman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015002013012
Release 1922
Pages 653
Download Link Click Here

The Nature and Properties of Soils has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Nature and Properties of Soils also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Nature and Properties of Soils book for free.



Principles of Soil Conservation and Management

Principles of Soil Conservation and Management Author Humberto Blanco-Canqui
ISBN-10 9781402087097
Release 2008-09-16
Pages 617
Download Link Click Here

“Principles of Soil Management and Conservation” comprehensively reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. It discusses in detail soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with emphasis on global hotspots and synthesizes available from developed and developing countries. It also critically reviews information on no-till management, organic farming, crop residue management for industrial uses, conservation buffers (e.g., grass buffers, agroforestry systems), and the problem of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and in other regions. This book uniquely addresses the global issues including carbon sequestration, net emissions of CO2, and erosion as a sink or source of C under different scenarios of soil management. It also deliberates the implications of the projected global warming on soil erosion and vice versa. The concern about global food security in relation to soil erosion and strategies for confronting the remaining problems in soil management and conservation are specifically addressed. This volume is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in understanding the principles of soil conservation and management. The book is also useful for practitioners, extension agents, soil conservationists, and policymakers as an important reference material.



Soil Science and Management

Soil Science and Management Author Edward Plaster
ISBN-10 9781285667485
Release 2013-03-11
Pages 544
Download Link Click Here

Gain a practical understanding of soil properties and the soil management techniques most important for the effective use of soils with SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 6E. This non-technical, reader-friendly book details all aspects of effective soil usage, including management techniques, composition, fertility, erosion, conservation,and irrigation in this practical guide. This edition highlights horticultural uses of soil as well as the latest green methodologies in both agricultural and horticultural practice from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they can be used most effectively. This edition further examines nutrient management and best practices with the latest updates on legal issues and government programs that make it a useful resource now and invaluable reference for the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Soil Management

Soil Management Author Jerry L. Hatfield
ISBN-10 0891188533
Release 2011
Pages 409
Download Link Click Here

"Degradation of soils continues at apace that will eventually create a local, regional or even global crisis when diminished soil resources collide with increasing climate variation. It's not too late to restore our soils to a more productive state by rediscovering the value of soil management, building on our ever-expanding scientific understanding of soils. Soil management concepts have been in place since the cultivation of crops, but we need to rediscover the principles that are linked together in effective soil amangement. This book's approach is soil management based on principles - the physical, chemical and biological processes and how they form the foundatin for soil management."--Publisher.



Dirt to Soil

Dirt to Soil Author Gabe Brown
ISBN-10 9781603587631
Release 2018-10-04
Pages 240
Download Link Click Here

Gabe Brown didn't set out to change the world when he first started working alongside his father-in-law on the family farm in North Dakota. But as a series of weather-related crop disasters put Brown and his wife, Shelly, in desperate financial straits, they started making bold changes to their farm. Brown--in an effort to simply survive--began experimenting with new practices he'd learned about from reading and talking with innovative researchers and ranchers. As he and his family struggled to keep the farm viable, they found themselves on an amazing journey into a new type of farming: regenerative agriculture. Brown dropped the use of most of the herbicides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers that are a standard part of conventional agriculture. He switched to no-till planting, started planting diverse cover crops mixes, and changed his grazing practices. In so doing Brown transformed a degraded farm ecosystem into one full of life--starting with the soil and working his way up, one plant and one animal at a time. In Dirt to Soil Gabe Brown tells the story of that amazing journey and offers a wealth of innovative solutions to our most pressing and complex contemporary agricultural challenge--restoring the soil. The Brown's Ranch model, developed over twenty years of experimentation and refinement, focuses on regenerating resources by continuously enhancing the living biology in the soil. Using regenerative agricultural principles, Brown's Ranch has grown several inches of new topsoil in only twenty years! The 5,000-acre ranch profitably produces a wide variety of cash crops and cover crops as well as grass-finished beef and lamb, pastured laying hens, broilers, and pastured pork, all marketed directly to consumers. The key is how we think, Brown says. In the industrial agricultural model, all thoughts are focused on killing things. But that mindset was also killing diversity, soil, and profit, Brown realized. Now he channels his creative thinking toward how he can get more life on the land--more plants, animals, and beneficial insects. "The greatest roadblock to solving a problem," Brown says, "is the human mind."



Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology

Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology Author Igor Florinsky
ISBN-10 9780128046333
Release 2016-07-11
Pages 506
Download Link Click Here

Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology, Second Edition, synthesizes the knowledge on methods and applications of digital terrain analysis and geomorphometry in the context of multi-scale problems in soil science and geology. Divided into three parts, the book first examines main concepts, principles, and methods of digital terrain modeling. It then looks at methods for analysis, modeling, and mapping of spatial distribution of soil properties using digital terrain analysis, before finally considering techniques for recognition, analysis, and interpretation of topographically manifested geological features. Digital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology, Second Edition, is an updated and revised edition, providing both a theoretical and methodological basis for understanding and applying geographical modeling techniques. Presents an integrated and unified view of digital terrain analysis in both soil science and geology Features research on new advances in the field, including DEM analytical approximation, analytical calculation of local morphometric variables, morphometric globes, and two-dimensional generalized spectral analytical methods Includes a rigorous description of the mathematical principles of digital terrain analysis Provides both a theoretical and methodological basis for understanding and applying geographical modeling



Handbook of Soil Sciences

Handbook of Soil Sciences Author Pan Ming Huang
ISBN-10 9781439803059
Release 2011-11-17
Pages 1442
Download Link Click Here

An evolving, living organic/inorganic covering, soil is in dynamic equilibrium with the atmosphere above, the biosphere within, and the geology below. It acts as an anchor for roots, a purveyor of water and nutrients, a residence for a vast community of microorganisms and animals, a sanitizer of the environment, and a source of raw materials for construction and manufacturing. To develop lasting solutions to the challenges of balanced use and stewardship of the Earth, we require a fundamental understanding of soil—from its elastic, porous three-phase system to its components, processes, and reactions. Handbook of Soil Sciences: Properties and Processes, Second Edition is the first of two volumes that form a comprehensive reference on the discipline of soil science. Completely revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge, this volume covers the traditional areas of soil science: soil physics, soil chemistry, soil mineralogy, soil biology and biochemistry, and pedology. Contributors discuss the application of physical principles to characterize the soil system and mass and energy transport processes within the critical zone. They present significant advances in soil chemistry; describe how minerals are formed and transformed; and provide an introduction to the soil biota. They also examine geomorphology, land use, hydropedology, and subaqueous soils as well as the classification and digital mapping of soil. Critical elements addressed in each section include: Descriptions of concepts and theories Definitions, approaches, methodologies, and procedures Data in tabular and figure format Extensive references This cohesive handbook provides a thorough understanding of soil science principles and practices based on a rigorous, complete, and up-to-date treatment of the subject matter compiled by leading scientists. It is a resource rich in data, offering professional soil scientists, agronomists, engineers, ecologists, biologists, naturalists, and students their first point of entry into a particular aspect of the soil sciences.



Soil Science

Soil Science Author Sally D. Logsdon
ISBN-10 0891188495
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 251
Download Link Click Here

Soil Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Soil Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Soil Science book for free.



Encyclopedia of Soil Science

Encyclopedia of Soil Science Author R. Lal
ISBN-10 0849350549
Release 2006
Pages 1600
Download Link Click Here

Presents the research and practices with sections on ISTIC-World Soil Information, root growth and agricultural management, nitrate leaching management, podzols, paramos soils, water repellant soils, and rare earth elements. This book includes entries that cover tillage, irrigation, erosion control, and ground water, and soil degradation.



Soil Health and Intensification of Agroecosystems

Soil Health and Intensification of Agroecosystems Author Mahdi M. Al-Kaisi
ISBN-10 9780128054017
Release 2017-03-15
Pages 418
Download Link Click Here

Soil Health and Intensification of Agroecosystems examines the climate, environmental, and human effects on agroecosystems and how the existing paradigms must be revised in order to establish sustainable production. The increased demand for food and fuel exerts tremendous stress on all aspects of natural resources and the environment to satisfy an ever increasing world population, which includes the use of agriculture products for energy and other uses in addition to human and animal food. The book presents options for ecological systems that mimic the natural diversity of the ecosystem and can have significant effect as the world faces a rapidly changing and volatile climate. The book explores the introduction of sustainable agroecosystems that promote biodiversity, sustain soil health, and enhance food production as ways to help mitigate some of these adverse effects. New agroecosystems will help define a resilient system that can potentially absorb some of the extreme shifts in climate. Changing the existing cropping system paradigm to utilize natural system attributes by promoting biodiversity within production agricultural systems, such as the integration of polycultures, will also enhance ecological resiliency and will likely increase carbon sequestration. Focuses on the intensification and integration of agroecosystem and soil resiliency by presenting suggested modifications of the current cropping system paradigm Examines climate, environment, and human effects on agroecosystems Explores in depth the wide range of intercalated soil and plant interactions as they influence soil sustainability and, in particular, soil quality Presents options for ecological systems that mimic the natural diversity of the ecosystem and can have significant effect as the world faces a rapidly changing and volatile climate



Fundamentals of Soil Ecology

Fundamentals of Soil Ecology Author David C. Coleman
ISBN-10 9780128052525
Release 2017-10-20
Pages 376
Download Link Click Here

Fundamentals of Soil Ecology, 3rd Edition, offers a holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function, providing students and ecosystem researchers with a greater understanding of the central roles that soils play in ecosystem development and function. The text emphasizes the increasing importance of soils as the organizing center for all terrestrial ecosystems and provides an overview of theory and practice in soil ecology, both from an ecosystem and evolutionary biology point of view. This new edition is fully updated, including an expanded treatment of microbial ecology and new sections on advances in molecular techniques and climate change research. These updates make this edition an essential resource for researchers and students in soil ecology and microbiology. Includes extensive tables and diagrams in full color to enhance concepts Combines theoretical and practical approaches to understanding and applying soil ecology Outlines suggested laboratory and field methods