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Handbook of soil science
Sumner, M. E. (Malcolm E.), 1933-
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, Fla : CRC Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 26 cm
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S591 .H23 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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The Handbook of Soil Science provides a resource rich in data that gives professional soil scientists, agronomists, engineers, ecologists, biologists, naturalists, and their students a handy reference about the discipline of soil science. This handbook serves professionals seeking specific, factual reference information. Each subsection includes a description of concepts and theories; definitions; approaches; methodologies and procedures; tabular data; figures; and extensive references.

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This handbook discusses soil science as practiced today. It is composed of traditional subject areas such as soil physics; chemistry; biology and microbiology; fertility and plant nutrition; mineralogy and pedology; interdisciplinary aspects, e.g., erosion, soil quality, tillage; and global soil databases. Sections contain critical elements descriptive of concepts and theories unique to each area, definitions, approaches and methodologies, procedures, data in tabular and figure form, and references. Each section contains chapters discussing specific subjects germane to that discipline area; these chapters are comprehensive, factual, and well illustrated with tables and figures. The list of editors and chapter authors, all experts in their fields, has an international flavor. Information is comprehensive and up-to-date. The handbook will stand alone for many years as a state-of-the-art resource in soil science. No other reference work exists with this scale, depth of knowledge, and coverage. An extraordinary resource for professional soil scientists, agronomists, ecologists, engineers, conservationists, naturalists, and students, and an excellent reference for upper-division undergraduates and graduate students with a background in soil science. S. G. Shetron; Michigan Technological University