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Soil Science Simplified, 6th Edition

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Soil Science Simplified, 6th Edition

Neal S. Eash, Thomas J. Sauer, Deb O'Dell, Evah Odoi, Mary C. Bratz (Illustrator)

ISBN: 978-1-118-54063-3 October 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 272 Pages

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Already renowned as a user-friendly beginners’ guide to soil science, Soil Science Simplified, 6th Edition is an updated version of the beloved textbook that includes even more thorough applications of soil science to interdisciplinary fields. It includes the most recent research concerning uses of soil in municipal, engineering, and other areas, conversion agriculture covering no-till, hoe-till, and the methodology of cover crops, crop rotations, N contribution, and worldwide trends in conversion agriculture. The experienced authors have fully revised and updated the fundamental chapters on physical, chemical, and biological properties to create an ideal introductory text.

Preface vii

1 Introduction to Soil 1

2 Soil Formation 7

3 Soil Physical Properties 23

4 Soil Biological Properties 35

5 Soil Chemical Properties 57

6 Soil Water 77

7 Soil Temperature 95

8 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition 107

9 Soil Management 145

10 Soil Conservation and the Environment 159

11 Conservation Agriculture 175

12 Soil Classification and Surveys 187

13 Soil and Its Uses 223

Glossary 243

Index 255