Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis, Second Edition

M.R. Carter, E.G. Gregorich

August 3, 2007 by CRC Press
Reference - 1262 Pages - 144 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849335860 - CAT# 3586

USD$199.95

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Features

  • Features new and cutting-edge methods for several soil types
  • Provides fast, easy-to-use, well-tested techniques
  • Includes new chapters on soil ecology, soil water, and microbiological techniques
  • Reviews the concepts and principles behind the latest techniques
  • Expands coverage of soil sampling and handling
  • Contains extensive references and peer-reviewed data
  • Summary

    Thoroughly updated and revised, this second edition of the bestselling Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis presents several new chapters in the areas of biological and physical analysis and soil sampling. Reflecting the burgeoning interest in soil ecology, new contributions describe the growing number and assortment of new microbiological techniques, describe in-depth methods, and demonstrate new tools that characterize the dynamics and chemistry of soil organic matter and soil testing for plant nutrients. A completely new section devoted to soil water reviews up-to-date field- and laboratory-based methods for saturated and unsaturated soil hydraulic properties.

    Retaining the easy-to-follow, “cookbook” style of the original, this second edition provides a compilation of soil analytical techniques that are fast, straightforward, and relatively easy-to-use. Heavily referenced, peer-reviewed contributions from approximately 150 specialists make this a practical manual and resource handbook that describes a wide array of methods, both conventional and cutting-edge, for analyzing the chemical, biological, biochemical, and physical properties of many different soil types. Including several “primer” chapters that cover the overall principles and concepts behind the latest techniques, the book presents sufficient detail on the materials and procedures to characterize the potential and limitation of each method. It covers recent improvements in methodology, outlines current methods, and characterizes the best methods available for selecting the appropriate analysis technique.

    Promoting the research and practical application of findings in soil science, Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis, Second Edition continues to be the most current, detailed, comprehensive tool for researchers and practitioners working with soil.