This successful textbook is intended as an introduction to soils for students in agriculture and related sciences. Broad in scope, the book includes chapters on basic topics such as soil chemistry, organic matter, mineralogy, water management, as well as on more specialized areas such as urban and rural land use, artificial soils for greenhouses, and turf grass. Environmental concerns are now addressed in an individual chapter. Background information on these topics is presented where necessary to help beginning students. In addition to students of agronomy, special effort has been taken to make the book useful for those with interests in horticulture, forestry, and engineering and recreational uses of soils. The breadth of coverage allows this book to serve as background for more advanced courses in soils and as a general review of soil sciences.
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Frederick R. Troeh, Ph.D., is Professor of Agronomy in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. Louis M. Thompson, Ph.D., is Emeritus Associate Dean of Agriculture and Emeritus Professor of Agronomy in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University.
"The fifth edition has the most comprehensive summary of soil water, which is well integrated with nutrient, mineral, and organic components influencing plant productivity."--Alvin Smucker, Michigan State University
"Looks good as a possible text for a beginning course in soils."--Herbert Keith, College of the Ozarks
"Well presented!"--M.R. Reddy, North Carolina AandT University
"Up-to-date coverage!"--Dean Winward, Southern Utah University
"Very good introductory text in the area of Soil Fertility!"--Patrick Carr, Dickinson State University
"Excellent background information."--Dale Diedrich, Chippewa Valley Technical College
"Questions at the end of chapters are excellent. The organization of the book looks good."--Duane Gardiner, Texas AandM University
"Excellent work!"--Von D. Jolley, Brigham Young University
"I was delighted to see that this text has been expanded and updated. Literature citations are extensive and timely. The glossary is an improvement because a considerable specialized vocabulary must be mastered by students. The inclusion of 1938 taxonomic concepts along with modern soil
taxonomy is a plus, since most current geology, geography, and environmental science texts cling to the old concepts."--David Munn, Ohio State University
"A thorough and comprehensive text with excellent figures and with more on the kinds of soil and soil formation than what is found in most soil fertility books."--D.S. Fanning, University of Maryland
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Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education, 1978. Book Condition: Good. 4th. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96116436
Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education, 1978. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. , 950grams, ISBN:007064411X. Bookseller Inventory # 6434575
Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2644731228