eBook Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080547958
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547954
  • DDC: 631.403
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2128 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004
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Understanding the science and politics of soil is of vital importance to human societies of the past, present and future. For environmental researchers and students, Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment encompasses the present knowledge of the world's variegated soils, their origins, properties, classification and roles in the biosphere. Concise articles surveying specific aspects of soils (soil genesis, soil chemistry and mineralogy, soil physics and hydrology and soil biology) are complemented by articles covering cross-disciplinary aspects, such as the role of soils in ecology, the history of soil utilization for agricultural and engineering purposes, and soils in relation to the remediation of pollution and the mitigation of global climate change.

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