Environmental Soil Science, Third Edition

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CRC Press, Jan 20, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 480 pages
A study of environmental soil science. This second edition presents new material on: abiotic, biological and biochemical weathering of minerals in soils; microbial compounds such as enzymes, hormones, mucigel, and extracellular polysaccharides; electric double layer theory; desertification and soil degradation as well as natural processes of ageing; low-input sustainable agriculture; schemes for cultivating crops in outer space; and more.
 

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Contents

SOILS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
1
INORGANIC SOIL CONSTITUENTS
28
ORGANIC SOIL CONSTITUENTS
80
GAS PHASE IN SOILS
145
LIQUID PHASE
168
SOILPHYSICS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
224
ELECTROCHEMICAL PROPERTIES
252
SOILS AND CROP PRODUCTION
285
SOILLESS AGRICULTURE
317
BIOTECHNOLOGY IN SOIL SCIENCE
335
SOIL AND POLLUTION
349
Appendix A Atomic Weights of the Major Elements
393
Index
421
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