Soils in Our Environment

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9780132191043: Soils in Our Environment

For courses in Introduction to Soil Science and Principles of Soil Science.

 

Going beyond traditional books, Soils in Our Environment frames the study of soils and environmental science within the context of current scientific and human issues. Using agricultural and environmental quality as a guide, it covers a broad range of soils topics in a style that invokes student interest, thought and understanding. Human interest stories personify specific challenges and readers are encouraged to consider various viewpoints throughout.  This edition describes remarkable progress in the area of soil and water protection, includes persistent challenges such as urban sprawl and the escalation of atmospheric carbon levels, and examines how soils and environmental science impact us all.

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The tenth edition of Soils in Our Environment contains the most current information available and addresses perplexing issues and problems associated with preserving our soils. Based on the most current scientific developments in all areas, this time-honored, broad introduction to soil sciences covers the complete spectrum of traditional and state-of-the-art soil topics?e.g., taxonomy, soil formation, properties of soils, common soil problems, and their solutions, evaluation of soils, pollution from use of soils, precision agriculture, GIS, and CPS. New topics for this edition include coverage of tillage erosion, the phosphorus index, and organic farming.

Soils in Our Environment, tenth edition provides a complete foundation for anyone interested or involved in soil science.

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