Soil Science Americana

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030711358
Pages : 623 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

Download or read book Soil Science Americana written by Alfred E. Hartemink and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-09-14 with total page 623 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book narrates how the study of the soil became a science and institutionalized in the USA between 1860 and 1960. The story meanders through the activities, ideas, publications, and correspondence of people who influenced the progressions, that led to the budding and early blossoming of American and international soil science. Interwoven is a tale of two farm boys who grew up 900 km apart in the Midwest USA in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Emil Truog and Charles Kellogg met in the late 1920s and shared a natural connection to the soil. Both were practical pioneers and believed that understanding soils was crucial to helping people on the land make a better living. The USA is a big country, its soil science is geographically intertwined, and the cradle of its history primes back to a few people. “Soil Science Americana is an intellectual biography, not of one individual but of a new scientific field from its emergence to its complete coming of age.” — Louise O. Fresco, President, Wageningen University and Research “In a lively, personal voice, Hartemink traces the roots of modern soil science in the United States...creating a book that will engage both the expert and non-expert in the underappreciated field of soil science.” — Jo Handelsman, Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery “The intellectual master piece is of interest to soil scientists, general public and the policy makers, and will remain pertinent for generations to come.” — Rattan Lal, World Food Prize Laureate 2020, The Ohio State University

Elsevier's Dictionary of Soil Science

Publisher : Elsevier
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ISBN : 0080561314
Pages : 1360 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (8 users)

Download or read book Elsevier's Dictionary of Soil Science written by A. Canarache and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2006-10-17 with total page 1360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dictionary includes some 9200 terms, each with a definition and often and additional descriptive text in English, the terms being translated in French, German and Spanish. It is more complete than similar previously published dictionaries or glossaries, and contains all fields of soil science as well as some adjacent fields of other earth sciences, agriculture and engineering. Present concepts and definitions are detailed along with earlier concepts, not only for historical reasons but also for developing new ideas. Concepts, terms and definitions usual in literature of various countries are discussed and compared, to offer an appropriate exchange of ideas. Soil classifications and methodologies for soil investigation coming from a score of European, American and other countries and international organisations are presented, and correlations between names of soil taxa in different classifications are suggested. Readers active in all branches of soil science will find accessible answers to many of their questions, either directly referring to procedures used in the organisations where they work, or related to way of thinking in other countries. Readers active in other branches, but needing information on soils, will also find answers to this dictionary of great assistance to their research. * Over 9200 terms with definitions in English and translations in French, German, Spanish * Includes all fields of soil science and many connected sciences * All present-day terminology with inclusion of earlier, classical concepts and terms * Terminology in current USDA Soil Taxonomy, FAO World Reference Base or Soil Resources, and other documents from different countries Granted the "N.Cernescu" award from the Romanian Academy on Agricultural and Forestry Sciences

Handbook of Soil Science

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 9780849331367
Pages : 2148 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (331 users)

Download or read book Handbook of Soil Science written by Malcolm E. Sumner and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 1999-08-31 with total page 2148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Handbook of Soil Science provides a resource rich in data that gives professional soil scientists, agronomists, engineers, ecologists, biologists, naturalists, and their students a handy reference about the discipline of soil science. This handbook serves professionals seeking specific, factual reference information. Each subsection includes a description of concepts and theories; definitions; approaches; methodologies and procedures; tabular data; figures; and extensive references.

The Literature of Soil Science

Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN : 9780801429217
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

Download or read book The Literature of Soil Science written by Peter McDonald and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of 14 discussions of the past and present literature about soil science. The topics include a historical survey, bibliometrics, introduction into developing countries, societies and their publishing influence, information systems, core monographs, primary journals, maps, and other aspec

Soil Physical Chemistry

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 1351415794
Pages : 432 pages
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Download or read book Soil Physical Chemistry written by Donald L. Sparks and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2018-02-06 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Soil Physical Chemistry, Second Edition takes up where the last edition left off. With comprehensive and contemporary discussions on equilibrium and kinetic aspects of major soil chemical process and reactions this excellent text/reference presents new chapters on precipitation/dissolution, modeling of adsorption reactions at the mineral/water interface, and the chemistry of humic substances. An emphasis is placed on understanding soil chemical reactions from a microscopic point of view and rigorous theoretical developments such as the use of modern in situ surface chemical probes such as x-ray adsorption fine structure (XAFS), Fournier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopies, and scanning probe microscopies (SPM) are discussed.

Profiles in the History of the U.S. Soil Survey

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 0470376732
Pages : 331 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (47 users)

Download or read book Profiles in the History of the U.S. Soil Survey written by Douglas Helms and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Profiles in the History of the U.S. Soil Survey offers a broad-ranging collection of essays chronicling the development of the U.S. Soil Survey and its influence on the history of soil survey as a scientific discipline that focuses on mapping, analysis, and description of soils. Appraises the influences of key individuals and institutions on the establishment of federal support for and coordination of U.S. soil surveys. Provides an account of life in the field, detailing experience shared by many soil scientists and survey processionals. Reviews the opening of careers in soil survey to women and African-Americans. Relates aspects of the utility of the soil survey to other federal services, to other fields of research, and to land-use planning. Discusses the future of the U.S. Soil Survey and the new directions both the survey and its uses will take. Soil scientists and other soil survey professionals will find this collection valuable both for the new research it provides and for the memories it preserves of life and work in the field and laboratory. Historians will increasingly turn their attention to this crucial earth science as the intriguing connections between soils, the environment, and human history become more apparent. Teachers, students, and agriculturalists will also appreciate this detailed account of the Soil Survey.

Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations

Publisher : Academic Press
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ISBN : 0124200788
Pages : 598 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (124 users)

Download or read book Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations written by M.B. Kirkham and published by Academic Press. This book was released on 2014-04-21 with total page 598 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Principles of Soil and Plant Water Relations, 2e describes the principles of water relations within soils, followed by the uptake of water and its subsequent movement throughout and from the plant body. This is presented as a progressive series of physical and biological interrelations, even though each topic is treated in detail on its own. The book also describes equipment used to measure water in the soil-plant-atmosphere system. At the end of each chapter is a biography of a scientist whose principles are discussed in the chapter. In addition to new information on the concept of celestial time, this new edition also includes new chapters on methods to determine sap flow in plants dual-probe heat-pulse technique to monitor water in the root zone. Provides the necessary understanding to address advancing problems in water availability for meeting ecological requirements at local, regional and global scales Covers plant anatomy: an essential component to understanding soil and plant water relations

Heavy Metals Release in Soils

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 9781420032611
Pages : 266 pages
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Download or read book Heavy Metals Release in Soils written by H. Magdi Selim and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2001-06-15 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding the mechanisms associated with metal complexes and the sequestering metal contaminants in the environment is essential for effective remediation. Heavy Metal Release in Soils describes and quantifies desorption/release kinetics and dissolution reactions in the release of heavy metals from soil. The book focuses on: New techniques - microscopic surface techniques, NMR and electrophoresis, XAFS, SFM, and time-resolved ATR-FTIR Theoretical analysis and kinetic approaches - adsorption/desorption hysteresis, competitive sorption and transport, multi-component models, speciation kinetics, isotherms and soil and metal parameters, and the role of soil properties on transport Applications - arsenic speciation and mobility in contaminated soils, modeling activity of CD, Zn, and Cu in contaminated soils, and in situ chemical immobilization A timely addition to the literature, this book highlights the desorption/release mechanisms for the purpose of resolving remediation dilemmas in contaminated environments. It gives you the added advantage of case studies at both the microscopic and macroscopic scales, and provides both experimental and numerical investigations. With contributions from an international panel of authors, Heavy Metals Release in Soils fills a gap in the current literature concerned with subsurface contaminant fate and transport processes.

Soil Biota, Nutrient Cycling and Farming Systems

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 9780873719193
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (719 users)

Download or read book Soil Biota, Nutrient Cycling and Farming Systems written by David C. Coleman and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 1993-06-09 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Soil Biota, Nutrient Cycling and Farming Systems is a timely reference volume that explores the relationship between soil biota and environmental and agricultural practices. It addresses topics such as agroecosystems structure and function, cycling of nutrients and soil contamination, use of soil invertebrates as soil bioindicators, application of organic matter to soil, and impact of high-input agriculture to sustainable agriculture. The book will be important for anyone studying sustainable agriculture, agroecology, soil interacting processes, crop science, environmental contamination, and landscape ecology.

Agriculture-environmental and Consumer Protection Appropriations

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Download or read book Agriculture-environmental and Consumer Protection Appropriations written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations and published by . This book was released on 1962 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Soil Biochemistry

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 9780824782320
Pages : 584 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (782 users)

Download or read book Soil Biochemistry written by J.-M. Bollag and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 1990-03-22 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the role of biochemical processes in the soil environment, particularly the activity of microorganisms, and the potential application of those processes to environmental biotechnology. The 11 papers also highlight the application of molecular biology and microbial genetics to soil biology a

Hearings

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Pages : 3130 pages
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Download or read book Hearings written by United States. Congress. House and published by . This book was released on 1965 with total page 3130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations

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Download or read book Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations and published by . This book was released on 1961 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

University Bulletin

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Download or read book University Bulletin written by University of California (System) and published by . This book was released on 1952 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

American Scientists

Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438108079
Pages : 449 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book American Scientists written by Charles W. Carey and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Profiles more than 200 American men and women who made significant contributions to science during the twentieth century.

Soil Organic Matter in Temperate AgroecosystemsLong Term Experiments in North America

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 1000714144
Pages : 432 pages
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Download or read book Soil Organic Matter in Temperate AgroecosystemsLong Term Experiments in North America written by Eldor A. Paul and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2019-08-16 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The presence - or absence - of soil organic matter (SOM) has important implications for agricultural productivity. It could also have significant implications for global climate due to its role as a source/sink of carbon. Therefore, it is important to understand the issues related to the accumulation or loss of SOM, to use what we have learned from experiments to make sound decisions about soil and crop management, and to test models and future concepts concerning SOM management. A database is included with the book, presenting tabular data for 34 sites in North America. Soil Organic Matter in Temperate Agroecosystems discusses all of these issues and more, answering such questions as: