Soils and the Environment: A Guide to Soil Surveys and their Applications by Gerald W. OlsonSoils and the Environment: A Guide to Soil Surveys and their Applications by Gerald W. Olson

Soils and the Environment: A Guide to Soil Surveys and their Applications

byGerald W. Olson

Paperback | October 8, 2012

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As we enter the last decades of the twentieth century, many persistent and perplexing problems continue to afflict humankind. Thus it is appropriate to address, in a new group of books, two of the monumental issues that haunt people throughout the world. Soils and the Environment by Professor Gerald W. Olson is the first book in this new publish­ ing program on Environment, Energy, and Society. The purpose of all these books will be to explore the many interrelated facets of these topics and to provide guidance for dealing with problems and offering ideas for their solutions. Environment and energy are twin problems that occupy what many believe to be opposite sides of a two-headed coin. They are often viewed as being antithetical and incompatible. The various books in this program will try to place in perspective the options that are available to those who design policy and plan and manage societal matters. Typical of books being developed currently are ones on coal resources, environmental geoscience, environmental pollution, land-use planning, nuclear energy, mineral resources, and water resources. However, because soils are at the very heart of civilization and provide the building block for human sustenance, it is fitting to inaugurate this series with Dr. Olson's timely analysis of soils. Unfortu­ nately, these most vital resources seem to have low priority in many farming enterprises, urbanization projects, deforestation schemes, and mining and developmental terrain changes.
Title:Soils and the Environment: A Guide to Soil Surveys and their ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10 × 7.01 × 0.07 inPublished:October 8, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401169373

ISBN - 13:9789401169370

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Soil Profile Descriptions.- Soil Horizons.- Color.- Texture.- Field Definitions.- A Practical Exercise.- General Classes.- Structure.- Consistence.- Reaction.- Boundary.- 3 Laboratory Analyses.- Soil Fertility Tests.- Results.- Land-Use Effects.- Engineering Soils Tests.- Unified System.- Plasticity Index.- Soil Classification Lab Analyses.- Soil Test Kit.- Chapter4 Soil Classification.- Nomenclature.- Maps.- Groupings of Soils.- Drainage Classes.- Interpretive Maps.- Lagol Area Examples.- 5 Computerized Data Processing.- 6 Engineering Applications.- Community Development.- Waste Disposal.- 7 Agricultural Land Classification.- Land Capability.- Productivity Index.- Land Economics.- Land Use.- 8 Erosion Control.- Soil-Loss Equation.- Evidence of Soil Erosion.- Ca nadar ago Computer Study.- 9 Yield Correlations.- Estimated Yields.- Soil Correlations.- National Programs.- Crop Responses.- Experiment Design.- Sequential Testing.- 10 Archeological Considerations.- New York.- Mesa Verde.- Phoenix.- Tikal.- Sardis.- Mexico City.- Negev Desert.- Rajasthan Desert.- 11 Planning for the Future.- FAO World Soil Map.- Soil Taxonomy.- CRIES.- Benchmark Project.- Soil Quantification.- Conclusions.- Appendix 1 Conversion Factors for U.S. and Metric Units.- Appendix 2 Glossary.- References.