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Soils and the Environment (Paperback)

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Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 28/01/1993
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Soil is one of humankind's most important resources, providing for the growth of arable crops, grassland and trees, which give us food, fibre, and timber. As part of the natural environment, soil supports the plant growth needed for the cycling of gases, provides a habitat for a wide range of organisms, buffers the flow of water and solutes between the atmosphere and ground and surface waters, and acts as both a source and sink for gases in the atmosphere. This introductory text aims to help students understand the behaviour of soils in both the man-made and the natural environment. The book is structured in two parts: Part A is an introduction to general soil properties and processes, whilst Part B considers soil in relation to the environment, covering topics such as the role of soil in supporting plant growth, in maintaining a clean environment, and in the flux of atmospheric gases. Issues such as acidification, contamination, conservation and erosion are also considered.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521438599
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... clearly written and extremely well set ...' Experimental Agriculture
'... highly recommended ...' Environment International
'... a text which is readily understood, scientifically sound and valuable within an environmental context.' W. A. Adams, Journal of Agricultural Science

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