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Nature and Properties of Soils (Hardcover) (Ray R. Weil & Nyle C. Brady)

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Developed for Introduction to Soils or Soil Science courses,The Nature and Properties of Soils, Fifteenth Edition,can be used in courses such as Soil Fertility, Land Resources, Earth Science and Soil Geography.

Help readers learn about soils and their connections to the ecosystem

The Nature and Properties of Soilsis designed to engage readers with the latest in the world of soils. This hallmark text introduces the exciting world of soils through clear writing, strong pedagogy, and an ecological approach that effectively explains the fundamentals of soil science. Worked calculations, vignettes, and current real-world applications prepare readers to understand concepts, solve problems, and think critically. Written for both majors and non-majors, this text highlights the many interactions between the soil and other components of forest, range, agricultural, wetland and constructed ecosystems.

Now in full-color, the Fifteenth Edition includes hundreds of compelling photos, figures, and diagrams to bring the exciting world of soils to life. Extensively revised, new and updated content appears in every chapter. Examples include: coverage of the pedosphere concept; new insights into humus and soil carbon accumulation; subaqueous soils, soil effects on human health; principles and practice of organic farming; urban and human engineered soils; new understandings of the nitrogen cycle; water-saving irrigation techniques; hydraulic redistribution, soil food-web ecology; disease suppressive soils; soil microbial genomics; soil interactions with global climate change; digital soil maps; and many others.
Number of Pages: 1086
Genre: Technology
Sub-Genre: Agriculture / Soil Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pearson College Div
Author: Ray R. Weil & Nyle C. Brady
Language: English
Street Date: April 11, 2016
TCIN: 50988623
UPC: 9780133254488
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-9351
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