The Chemistry of Soils

Hardcover | April 9, 2008

byGarrison Sposito

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There have been many advances in soil chemistry since Oxford published the first edition of The Chemistry of Soils in 1989 (RTD: 6,747). The physical-chemistry approach to soil chemistry taken in the book, groundbreaking for its time, has been adopted by nearly every soil chemistry bookpublished since. This book offers a thorough update of all topics covered in the previous edition. In the last 16 years, soil chemistry as a discipline has assumed major significance in connection with global climate change. The 2nd edition addresses the emergent issue of global climate change byexploring the interaction between organic carbon and soil. The largest repository of organic carbon on earth is still soil, and the process by which organic carbon is sequestered by soil, thus preventing the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, is one of the proper concerns of soilchemistry. Thus, the revision provides a rigorous discussion of soil chemistry in its broader environmental and biogeochemical contexts

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There have been many advances in soil chemistry since Oxford published the first edition of The Chemistry of Soils in 1989 (RTD: 6,747). The physical-chemistry approach to soil chemistry taken in the book, groundbreaking for its time, has been adopted by nearly every soil chemistry bookpublished since. This book offers a thorough updat...

Garrison Sposito is a Professor of Ecosystem Sciences and Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:April 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195313690

ISBN - 13:9780195313697

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Table of Contents

1. The Chemical Composition of Soils2. Soil Minerals3. Soil Humus4. The Soil Solution5. Mineral Stability and Weathering6. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions7. Soil Particle Surface Charge8. Soil Adsorption Phenomena9. Exchangeable Ions10. Colloidal Phenomena11. Soil Acidity12. Soil Salinity

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Reviews of prior edition "Inclusion of this text in one's personal library is a must because of the wealth of useful reference material and well-developed examples of soil chemical phenomena."-Soil Science "A very useful resource for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in environmental science, hydrology, agriculture, and related."-CHOICE "The book can be recommended for everyone with an interest in soil science . . . . It will enable students to rapidly become familiar with modern methods of treating problems in soil science. The style and presentation of the book are exemplary." -International Chemistry "This well written book can be highly recommended to all students and scientists who are interested in soil science, hydrology and environmental research" -Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science "The Chemistry of Soils is a well written and concise treatise on soil chemistry, clearly targeted at the intermediate student of this discipline. However, it contains insightful discussion of a number of topics of interest to all students of surficial geochemical processes and is a useful addition to all students, academics and professionals working in those areas." -Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta