Khan Towhid Osman - Soils: Principles, Properties and Management
Published: 2012-12-03 | ISBN: 9400756623, 940079679X | PDF | 274 pages | 4.78 MB
Aimed at taking the mystery out of soil science, is 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
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.