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Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach, Second Edition

Michael E. Essington
April 24, 2015

The second edition of a bestseller, Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach maintains the balanced perspective that made the first edition a hugely popular textbook. The second edition includes new figures and tables, new chapters, and expanded exercises in each chapter. It covers topics...

Trace Elements in Abiotic and Biotic Environments

Alina Kabata-Pendias, Barbara Szteke
April 07, 2015

Trace Elements in Abiotic and Biotic Environments helps readers understand the fundamental principles and phenomena that control the transfer of trace elements. This book describes the occurrence and behavior of trace elements in rocks, soil, water, air, and plants, and also discusses the...

Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and Reversing CO2 Increase

Thomas J. Goreau, Ronal W. Larson, Joanna Campe
December 19, 2014

A Practical, Get-Your-Hands-in-the-Soil Manual Global climate change, increasing pollution, and continued rapid population growth is wreaking havoc on the planet. Stabilizing the environment at safe levels requires a large-scale restoration of damaged ecosystems. Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of...

Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture

Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
November 24, 2014

Nearly two billion people depend on hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers for food security. Yet, these farmers’ lives also hang in the balance due to their extreme vulnerability to the risks of soil degradation and depletion, soil exhaustion, climate change, and numerous biotic and abiotic...

In-Situ Remediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Sites

Jochen Bundschuh, Hartmut M. Holländer, Lena Qiying Ma
November 12, 2014

Providing an introduction, the scientific background, case studies and future perspectives of in-situ arsenic remediation technologies for soils, soil water and groundwater at geogenic and anthropogenic contaminated sites. The case studies present in-situ technologies about natural arsenic,...

Manual of Soil Laboratory Testing: Volume III: Effective Stress Tests, Third Edition

K. H. Head, Roger Epps
September 22, 2014

This volume provides a comprehensive working manual for the laboratory testing of soils for civil engineers. It is an essential practical handbook for all who are engaged in laboratory testing of soils as well as being of great value to professional engineers, consultants, academics and students in...

Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soils: Principles & Applications

H. Magdi Selim
September 17, 2014

During the last four decades, tremendous advances have been made towards the understanding of transport characteristics of contaminants in soils, solutes, and tracers in geological media. Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soils: Principles & Applications offers a comprehensive treatment of...

Organic Agricultural Practices: Alternatives to Conventional Agricultural Systems

Kimberly Etingoff
September 06, 2014

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Organic practices are quickly redefining how agriculture is done around the world, as we come to realize how detrimental conventional agriculture is to local and global environments and economies. This book serves as an overview of some of...

Agricultural Resource Use and Management

Kimberly Etingoff
August 19, 2014

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Agriculture is one of the prime users of water, particularly in arid places with already-limited water resources, and its effects are diverse and far reaching. Providing a nuanced study of agricultural resource management, this informative book...

Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal
August 04, 2014

This new book, Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation, offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. The information covered has worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture....

Sustainable Micro Irrigation: Principles and Practices

Megh R. Goyal
July 14, 2014

This new book, Principles and Practices of Sustainable Micro Irrigation, is the first in the new series on micro irrigation, which offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. Written by experienced scientists from...

Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment: Principles and Controversies, Second Edition

Kim H. Tan
June 10, 2014

The field of humic matter research has undergone drastic changes in concepts and principles since the first edition of Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment: Principles and Controversies was published more than a decade ago. Still the only book of its kind specifically addressing humic acid...

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