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Nematodes in Soil Ecosystems

by Diana W. Freckman & J. A. Wallwork

Many species of the phylum Nematoda, the nonsegmented worms, play an important role as animal or plant parasites; most species are active contributors to the decomposition cycle in soil ecosystems, but the details...

Improving Your Soil: A Practical Guide to Soil Management for the Serious Home Gardener

by Keith Reid

Valuable advice from an expert in soil science.

Intended for both small and medium-size gardens, Improving Your Soil reveals the steps to take to achieve the perfect soil base in which to grow plants. With...

A Handbook of Soil Terminology, Correlation and Classification

by Richard Arnold, Serghei Shoba & Pavel Krasilnikov

Soil classification and terminology are fundamental issues for the clear understanding and communication of the subject. However, while there are many national soil classification systems, these do not directly...

Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country

by Courtney White & Michael Pollan

This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental...

Booker Tropical Soil Manual: A Handbook for Soil Survey and Agricultural Land Evaluation in the Tropics and Subtropics

by J R Landon

First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten & Guy Blomme

There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that...

Cows Save the Planet: And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

by Judith D. Schwartz & Gretel Ehrlich

In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Schwartz reveals that for many of these problems-climate...

Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology

by Paul Goldberg & Richard I. Macphail

Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology provides an invaluable overview of geoarchaeology and how it can be used effectively in the study of archaeological sites and contexts. Taking a pragmatic and functional...

Soil Genesis and Classification

by Stanley W. Buol, R.J. Southard & R.C. Graham

Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition, builds on the success of the previous editions to present an unparalleled resource on soil formation and classification. Featuring a color plate section containing...

Agricultural Systems: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development: Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development

by Sieglinde Snapp & Barry Pound

With the inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design, students will gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological...

Soil Science Simplified

by Neal Eash, Cary J. Green & Aga Razvi

Soil Science Simplified, Fifth Edition is a significant update and revision of the classic introductory soils text. The new edition includes greater coverage of non-agricultural uses of soils ranging from municipal...

Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition

by Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis

When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well...

Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics

by Thomas J. Sauer, John Norman & Mannava V. K. Sivakumar

Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics is a multi-disciplinary volume exploring the ethical, political and social issues surrounding the stewardship of...

Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement

by Alva Agee

This book provides all the reader needs to know about the application and science of lime for soil improvement. It is well known that farmers have confirmed that the application of lime is essential to profitable...

Soil Science Simplified

by Neal S. Eash, Thomas J. Sauer & Deb O'Dell

Already renowned as a user-friendly beginners' guide to soil science, Soil Science Simplified, 6th Edition is an updated version of the beloved textbook that includes even more thorough applications of soil...

Soil Physics with Python: Transport in the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere System

by Marco Bittelli, Gaylon S. Campbell & Fausto Tomei

This innovative study presents concepts and problems in soil physics, and provides solutions using original computer programs. It provides a close examination of physical environments of soil, including an analysis...

Diluvial Soils and Their Amelioration

by Mukhtar Abduyev

Professor Mukhtar Abduyev's pioneering work was the result of ten years of study, field research and laboratory experimentation on salinized diluvial soils in the foothill plains and steppe of Azerbaijan. At...