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A Textbook of Soil Chemistry
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Saroj Kumar Sanyal
p. 300.,figs.,tabls., ind., 25 cm
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Weight :  0 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9789351248651
Status: In Press 
Price: Rs 1995.00  

The present book opens its contents with the introductory ideas about the earth’s crust, rocks, minerals and soils, along with the weathering sequence and stability of the silicate minerals; soil colloids, covering the structural aspects and properties; ion-exchange processes in soil, including the theories — both thermodynamic and kinetic as well as others — and practices, and also the implications of such processes in soil; chemistry of soil acidity and salt-affected soils and their amelioration; soil organic matter, including its chemistry, influence on soil properties, metal-humic interactions and clay-humus complex; chemistry of phosphorus, including the thermodynamic and kinetic aspects as well as its availability in soil as plant nutrient; chemistry of micronutrients in soil; chemistry of waterlogged soils; transport processes in soil, covering self- and tracer-diffusion of nutrients in soil, isothermal and thermal diffusion of water and solutes in soil, and also the isothermal coupled transport of aqueous solutes in soils and clays; and finally the issues relating to environmental soil chemistry, their impact and appropriate remediation measures. The emphasis throughout the book has been to relate the underlying soil processes to the concepts in basic sciences.
Indeed, keeping in view the requirement of the beginners as well as the advanced students, there appears to be a genuine need of a textbook on the subject of Soil Chemistry which, while starting from the basic principles, would go to more intricate treatments to facilitate the understanding of the nature of the chemistry of a multi-phase and complex natural resource, namely soil. The author has made an attempt to bridge this gap.
The book is written to address the requirement of the course curricula in soil chemistry for the post-graduate and Ph.D. students, notwithstanding the fact that it also caters the need of the undergraduate students, studying soil science as a part of their undergraduate course curricula.

Professor Saroj Kumar Sanyal has brilliant academic career with undergraduate, post-graduate, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral studies at highly reputed Institutes, namely the Presidency College, affiliated to the University of Calcutta; Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi; University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; and the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. Professor Sanyal is endowed with strong teaching skills and enjoyed teaching soil science and physical chemistry spanning over more than 35 years at several Institutions. Presently, Professor Sanyal has been selected as an Adjunct Professor in Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry of IARI, New Delhi (2013-2018) and Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar (2014-2019). Professor Sanyal also discharged the editorial responsibilities for a number of journals that highlights his strong editorial skills.
As Professor (Dr.) Sanyal progressed through his professional career at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV), he has been entrusted with higher responsibilities of managing the overall research programmes as the Director of Research, and finally the overall management as the Vice-Chancellor of BCKV, the largest and the oldest State Agricultural University of the State of West Bengal, India.

   

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