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Soil Science Simplified, 6th Edition

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

Oct 2015, Wiley-Blackwell

272 pages



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.

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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


INDEX , 255