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Fundamentals of Soil Science - Henry D. Foth

Fundamentals of Soil Science

Paperback Published: 22nd August 1990
ISBN: 9780471522799
Number Of Pages: 384

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This major revision of a bestselling text shows that soil is three-dimensional and dynamic. This concept is developed in the first two chapters and is built on throughout the book. Chapters 3 through 7 explore soil physical properties and water, with expanded coverage of tillage and traffic and an increased emphasis on water and wind erosion processes. Chapters 8 through 11 discuss the biological aspects of soils as well as their mineralogical and chemical properties. In Chapters 12 through 15, the general area of soil fertility and fertilizer use is covered. Other chapters examine soil genesis, taxonomy, geography, land use and soil survey, and land use interpretations. Finally in chapter 20, the importance of nonagronomic factors in the food population problem are discussed. Both English and metric units are used for crop yields, new figures and tables are included, summary statements are given at the end of the more difficult sections and at the end of each chapter, and non-agricultural examples and several computer applications are provided for reference.

Soil as a Medium for Plant Growth.

Soil as a Natural Body.

Soil Physical Properties.

Tillage and Traffic.

Soil Water.

Soil Water Management.

Soil Erosion.

Soil Ecology.

Soil Organic Matter.

Soil Mineralogy.

Soil Chemistry.

Plant-Soil Macronutrient Relations.

Micronutrients and Toxic Elements.


Soil Fertility Evaluation and Fertilizer Use.

Soil Genesis.

Soil Taxonomy.

Soil Geography and Land Use.

Soil Surveys and Land-Use Interpretations.

Land and the World Food Supply.




ISBN: 9780471522799
ISBN-10: 0471522791
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 22nd August 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.15 x 19.45  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised