Vital Soil: Function, Value and Properties

Other | November 1, 2004

byDoelman, P., P. Doelman

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Healthy soil, with active soil life, deters long-term soil degradation and ensures that geo-physical processes are undisturbed. Is the vitality of soil under threat due to human civilization? Or is it due to contamination, intensification, and deforestation? Vital Soil aims to look at the effects society is having on soil and contains contributions from recognized experts in soil science.

* Function and value of vital soils
* Detailed information on how to prevent soil from irreversible stresses
* Articles on soil life aiming to bridge the gap between science and practice from experienced and well known contributors

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Healthy soil, with active soil life, deters long-term soil degradation and ensures that geo-physical processes are undisturbed. Is the vitality of soil under threat due to human civilization? Or is it due to contamination, intensification, and deforestation? Vital Soil aims to look at the effects society is having on soil and contains...

Format:OtherDimensions:358 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 2004Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080474780

ISBN - 13:9780080474786

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Contents include: soil functions; soil formation; vegetation and organic matter; soil biota and activities; soil microbes; soil invertebrates; soil fauna and above ground biota; system integration by food webs and fate of contaminants in soil.