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Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils
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Gusau, W L
viii+302p., figs., tbls., indx., 25cm
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Weight :  0 gms
Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Agri Horti Press
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9789387642638
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 2495.00  

Soil are vital, fragile, finite natural resources that are essential for the sustained production of food and fiber. Good physical and chemical properties supply the right environment and sufficient nutrients to the organisms for optimal biological activity. This in turn improves the physical and chemical properties through improved soil structure and nutrient cycling. This book is divided into twelve chapters which mainly cover introduction, properties of soil, essential plant nutrients, soil horizon development and layers, horizons and characteristics diagnostic for mineral soils, organic soil materials, weathering of rocks and minerals, classification of soils and soil farming processes.
This book would be highly useful for students, teachers and researchers of soil science, agricultural chemistry, agronomy, geology, ecology, microbiology and environmental sciences.

Preface v
1. Soil: An Introduction 1
2. Properties of Soil 33
3. Essential Plant Nutrients 67
4. Soil Horizon Development 81
5. Soil Horizon Layers 96
6. Horizons and Characteristics Diagnostic for
Mineral Soils 118
7. Kinds of Organic Soil Materials 152
8. Weathering of Rocks and Minerals 174
9. Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes 229
10. The FAO/UNESCO System of a Small Scale Soil 245
11. Soil Classification for the Needs of Regional Planning 269
12. Soil Forming Processes: Additions of Organic Matter 274
Bibliography 298
Index 301

Dr. W. L. Gusau, Former Faculty, College of Agriculture at Hawassa University, Awassa, Ethiopia. Dr. Gusau was actively engaged in research and teaching. He is well known scientist in the field of soil science and agricultural chemistry. He has participated/delivered lectures/chaired sessions at various International conferences/sympossium etc.

   

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