Essential Soil Science: A Clear and Concise Introduction to Soil Science

Author(s): Mark Ashman

Soil & Composting | Soils & Fertilisers

Many current soil science textbooks cater for a traditional student market where able students embark on three years study in a narrow discipline. Today most degree schemes are modular and subjects such as soil science are taught as self-standing units in the first year alone. Students are less willing to read and purchase books and require informative revision textbooks which aid in passing exams. If students study soil science beyond their first year there are a variety of good textbooks to choose from on specialist topics. In reality few students study soil science to a higher level therefore this textbook would be popular both for its format and its relevance to a large population of "environmental" type students. *

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"...It is rare that texts are found combining ease of understanding with a solid scientific foundation. The subtitle of this text 'a clear and concise introduction to soil science' does indeed sum up this book. Its clarity of production and focus on key aspects of science and human interaction make it a great guide for the beginner and a 'must-buy' for the library." British Ecological Society, Teaching Ecology Group Newsletter "I can wholeheartedly recommend this book to students whose course includes a module of soil science, and indeed recommend it to students on soil science degrees as a general introduction or a last minute revision guide." John S. Conway, Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester

1. Rocks To Soil. 2. Particles, Structures And Water. 3. Soil Surfaces, Acidity And Nutrients. 4. Soil Microbes And Nutrient Cycling. 5. Soil Survey, Classification And Evaluation. 6. Soils And Agriculture. 7. Soil Contamination And Erosion

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  • : 9780632048854
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • : March 2002
  • : 244mm X 171mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 208
  • : 113 illustrations
  • : Mark Ashman
  • : Paperback
  • : 631.4