Nature and Properties of Soils, The (Global Edition) 15/E ePDF

Level/Grade: Tertiary
Author(s): Weil, RR; Brady, NC
ISBN: 9781292162249
License: Perpetual licence
File type: ePDF
The Nature and Properties of Soils is designed to engage today's students with the latest in the world of soils. This hallmark text introduces students to the exciting world of soils through clear writing, strong pedagogy and an ecological approach that effectively explains the fundamentals of soil science. Worked calculations, vignettes and current real-world applications prepare readers to understand concepts, solve problems and think critically. Written for both majors and non-majors, this text highlights the many interactions between the soil and other components of forest, range, agricultural, wetland and constructed ecosystems.

Now in full colour, the 15th edition includes hundreds of compelling photos, figures and diagrams to bring the exciting world of soils to life. Extensively revised, new and updated content appears in every chapter. Examples include:
  • Coverage of the pedosphere concept;
  • New insights into humus and soil carbon accumulation;
  • Subaqueous soils, and soil effects on human health;
  • Principles and practice of organic farming;
  • Urban and human-engineered soils;
  • New understandings of the nitrogen cycle;
  • Water-saving irrigation techniques;
  • Hydraulic redistribution, and soil food-web ecology;
  • Disease suppressive soils;
  • Soil microbial genomics;
  • Soil interactions with global climate change; and
  • Digital soil maps.
This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to:
  • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet;
  • Search for and highlight text; and
  • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.
Country South Africa
Product Type Text Book
Author(s) Weil, RR; Brady, NC
Level/Grade Tertiary
Brand Global Edition
Imprint Pearson
ISBN 9781292162249
Licence Perpetual licence
File type ePDF
Format Fixed layout
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