Soils: Principles, Properties And Management by Khan Towhid OsmanSoils: Principles, Properties And Management by Khan Towhid Osman

Soils: Principles, Properties And Management

byKhan Towhid Osman

Paperback | January 29, 2015

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Aimed at taking the mystery out of soil science,Soils: Principles, Properties and Managementis a text for undergraduate/graduate students who study soil as a natural resource. Written in a reader-friendly style, with a host of examples, figures and tables, the book leads the reader from the basics of soil science through to complex situations, covering such topics as:

  • the origin, development and classification of soil
  • physical, chemical and biological properties of soil
  • water and nutrient management
  • management of problem soils, wetland soils and forest soils
  • soil degradation

Further, the ecological and agrological functions of soil are emphasized in the context of food security, biodiversity and climate change. The interactions between the environment and soil management are highlighted. Soil is viewed as an ecosystem itself and as a part of larger terrestrial ecosystems.

Title:Soils: Principles, Properties And ManagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 27.9 × 21 × 0.02 inPublished:January 29, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:940079679X

ISBN - 13:9789400796799

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Table of Contents

Concepts of Soil. - Soil as a Part of the Lithosphere. - Factors and Processes of Soil Formation. - Soil Classification. - Physical Properties of Soil. - Soil Water, Irrigation and Drainage. - Soil Organic Matter. - Chemical Properties of Soil. - Biological Properties of Soils. - Plant Nutrients and Soil Fertility Management. - Problem Soils and Their Management. - Soil Resources and Soil Degradation. - Wetland Soils. - Forest Soils. - Climate Change and Soil. -Index.