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Soils: An Introduction

by Donald N. Munns, Michael J. Singer

Pearson Education | June 22, 2005 | Trade Paperback |

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Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 7.87 × 9.45 × 0.79 in

Published: June 22, 2005

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0131190199

ISBN - 13: 9780131190191

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Soils: An Introduction

by Donald N. Munns, Michael J. Singer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 Pages, 7.87 × 9.45 × 0.79 in

Published: June 22, 2005

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0131190199

ISBN - 13: 9780131190191

About the Book

Now in paperback, this book provides a fresh look at soil science. The goal is to help readers understand the parts that contribute to the whole soil individual and then appreciate how those parts function together. It begins by assembling the parts (solid, liquid and gas phases) of a soil, followed by explaining the interactions among the parts. Subsequently, genesis, classification, and interpretation of soil properties are explained. The " building the pedon"   concept introduced in the first edition is continued in this latest edition. This edition also has a " western" perspective that emphasizes water management. For individuals whose careers involve environmental or land use management such as soil scientists, soil conservationists, forest soil scientists, environmental scientists, or geologists.

Table of Contents

 1. Introduction. Soil. What Is Soil? How Do Soils Form? Minerals and Organic Matter. Size and Organization of Particles. Soil Pores. Surface Reactions and Transfer Processses. Soil as an Ecosystem. Soil Morphology. Soil Formation. Soil Classification. Soil Taxonomy. Soil Series. Soil Management. Summary. Questions.    2. Solids and Pores. Particle Sizes. The Coarse Fraction. The Fine-Earth Fraction. Soil Texture. Particle Size Analysis. Particle Arrangement. Aggregate Shape. Aggregate Size. Aggregate Grade. Mode of Formation. Soil Minerals. General Properties. Silicate Minerals of Sand and Silt. Minerals of the Clay Fraction. Soil Organic Matter and Humus. Coarse Organic Materials. Colloidal Fraction. Soil Color and Consistence. Pores. Summary. Questions. Further Reading. Web Resources. Supplement 2-1: Additional Particle Size Classifications and Methods to Display Data. Supplement 2-2: Stokes’ Law. Supplement 2-3: Mineral Formulas and Structures. Supplement 2-4: Charge in Ions.    3. Liquids and Gases. Soil Air. Composition. Air Movement. Air-Water Relationships. Porosity. Bulk Density and Void Ratio. Soil Water. Characteristics of Water. Pore Water Composition. Soil Water Amounts. Soil-Liquid Interactions. Ion Exchange. Specific Adsorption Reactions. Weak Sorption Reactions. Organic Chemicals and Their Adsorption. Nonpolar Substances. Polar Nonionic Substances. Adsorption Isotherms. Pore Retention. Summary. Questions. Further Reading. Supplem
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