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A rigorous, comprehensive introduction to soil chemistry, this text is aimed at students and researchers who are not soil chemists. The author describes soil minerals and organic matter in soils and the soil solution, and provides in-depth coverage of important chemical processes, including solubility reactions, oxidation-reduction phenomena, adsorption, and ion exchange. The three final chapters present detailed applications to soil-plant relationships, fertilizer reactions in soils, acidity, salinity, mineral weathering, and soil management. Over 200 problems at varying levels of difficulty are coordinated with the text, and an appendix on SI units summarizes their use in soil chemistry.
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Garrison Sposito is at University of California, Berkeley.Review:
"Inclusion of this text in one's personal library is a must because of the wealth of useful reference material and well-developed examples of soil chemical phenomena." --Soil Science
"Traditional approaches to soil chemistry are being augmented by modern chemical methods of spectroscopy, computerized data acquisition, and thermodynamics. Using the results of these analyses, Sposito discusses soil constituents and reviews ion exchange pE-pH, adsorption, and colloidal
processes that are important in soils. . . . A very useful resource for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in environmental science, hydrology, agriculture, and related." --CHOICE
"The book can be recommended for everyone with an interest in soil science . . . . It will enable students to rapidly become familiar with modern methods of treating problems in soil science. The style and presentation of the book are exemplary." --International Chemistry
"This well written book can be highly recommended to all students and scientists who are interested in soil science, hydrology and environmental research" --Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science
"The Chemistry of Soils is a well written and concise treatise on soil chemistry, clearly targeted at the intermediate student of this discipline. However, it contains insightful discussion of a number of topics of interest to all students of surficial geochemical processes and is a useful
addition to all students, academics and professionals working in those areas." -- Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta
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