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"Has the edge on other introductory general soil science texts
because it is up to date, comprehensive, isn't too long, has a wide
geographic appeal, and most of all, is based on soil, well
understood and well-explained science." Geoderma
"Principles and Practice of Soil Science provides a
current and comprehensive introduction to soil science for students
in the fields of environmental and agricultural science, ecology,
soil and land management, natural resource management and
Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment
"This clearly presented fourth edition, liberally illustrated
with figures, graphs, tables and colour photographs is well suited
to educate a wide audience about soil."
"The strongest competition is in the introductory textbook area,
and as an example of this genre this comprehensive up-to-date text
is probably the best around" Alex McBratney - European Journal of
Soil Science - Sept 1998
"...the author deserves to be congratulated on the production of
the third edition of a well respected and useful book which I am
pleased to have on my shelf."
Tom Batey - EJSS - 1998
"The book is an excellent compilation of soil science concepts
and principles, skilfully accomplished in 244 page, including a
very generous use of figures, graphs and tables within each
Leon J Johnson - Soil Science Sept 1988
"I will be happy to recommend this new edition, just as I
recommended the first, as the preferred text for students taking
introductory courses in soil science."
K. A. Smith - New Phytologist - 1987
"This clearly written and attractive publication on basic concepts
of the properties and behaviour of soils is written for students in
soil science as well as for those whose main interest lies in
agriculture, forestry, ecology or geography"
Bulletin of International Society of Soil Science -
"In short, it would be difficult to conceive of any initial course
of instruction on soils which would not benefit from use of this
original and refreshing presentation."
R. T. Smith - Teaching Geography - 1980
"A most useful book for first or second year soil courses in
D. J. Briggs - Earth Surface Processes - 1981
"In general the choice of material is excellent, covering all major
areas of interest"
P.B. Tinker - New Phytologist 1981
"It is very well written and produced with excellent and copious
illustrations and suggestions for further reading ... It is an
important addition to the literature at this level."
D. Payne - Journal of Biological Education - 1980
"For those teachers, for whom White's Principles and Practice
of Soil Science has been and remains their choice of textbook,
this new edition will be most welcome...it is now more
international in appeal and teachers anywhere in the world are
likely to find it valuable. If you are thinking of changing your
teaching text, then I suggest that you give this new edition a
close look, it has much to commend it."
European Journal of Soil Science, April 2006