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Author Gardiner, Duane T.

Title Soils in our environment / Duane T. Gardiner, Raymond W. Miller.

Published Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Cres  631.4 GARD    AVAILABLE
 UniM Burnley Stack  631.4 GARD    AVAILABLE
 UniM ERC  631.4 GARD    DUE 10-09-19
Edition 11th ed.
Physical description xviii, 600 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Soil composition and importance -- 2. Soil physical properties -- 3. Soil water properties -- 4. Soil chemical properties -- 5. Organisms and organic residues -- 6. Soil formation and morphology -- 7. Soil taxonomy -- 8. Acidic soils and salt-affected soils -- 9. Plant nutrients -- 10. Soil fertility management -- 11. Soil erosion -- 12. Tillage and farming systems -- 13. Water resources and irrigation -- 14. Wetlands and land drainage -- 15. Pollution of soil, water, and air -- 16. Toward environmental integrity -- 17. Soil surveys and land-use planning -- 18. Greenhouse soils and soilless culture.
Summary "The eleventh edition of Soils in Our Environment contains the most current information available and addresses perplexing issues and problems associated with preserving our soils. Based on the most current scientific developments, this time-honored, broad introduction to soil sciences covers the entire spectrum of traditional and state-of-the-art soil topics - e.g., taxonomy, soil formation, properties of soils, common soil problems and their solutions, evaluation of soils, pollution from use of soils, precision agriculture, organic farming, GIS, and GPS."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Miller, Raymond W., 1928-
Subject Soil science.
Crops and soils.
Soil management.
ISBN 9780132191043