2015 International Year of Soils - Selected titles 50% off – Valid until March 31, 2015
Dan H. Yaalon & S. Berkowicz (Editors)
History of Soil Science
- International Perspectives -
Advances in GeoEcology 29
ISBN 978-3-923381-40-1, US ISBN 1-59326-237-X
list price EUR 135.00, special rate EUR 67.50
The book presents a wideranging perspective on the history of soil science comprising a collection of 22 papers. Following an overview on the main paradigms, developments of the concepts of humus, classification of soil types and soil series usage are treated in specific chapters. Some selected topics on the history of soil chemistry and soil physics are treated in detail. A number of articles deal with regional aspects of soil science and the contribution of some outstanding personalities from the 18th to the 20th centuries. This is the first original history in soil science in the English language.
Julia Krümmelbein, Rainer Horn & Marcello Pagliai (Editors)
Advances in GeoEcology 42
ISBN 978-3-923381-59-3, US ISBN 1-59326-263-9
list price 149.00 EUR, special rate 74.50 EUR
¼ Eight contributions deal with scale dependent processes of soil degradation from micro- to macroscale and they also describe the interactions between soil particles and chemistry on soil strength.
The rheological approach including the differentiation between various chemical properties gives a fascinating insight into the soil processes and properties. ¼ (from Introduction)
Chapter I: Soil Strength, Soil Deformation and Soil Regeneration
Chapter II: Soil Erosion Induced Degradation
Chapter III: Regional Soil Degradation Studies under Various Climatic
and Landuse Systems
U. Schwertmann, R.J. Rickson & K. Auerswald (Editors)
Soil Erosion Protection Measures in Europe
list price DM 119,00, special rate 59.50 EUR
The aim of the 20 papers of this volume is to focus on protection measures against soil loss and offsite effects suitable for the wide range of soil and agricultural conditions in the various European countries.
P.D. Jungerius (Editor)
Soils and Geomorphology
CATENA SUPPLEMENT 6
ISBN 978-3-923381-05-0, US ISBN 1-59326-215-9
list price 61.00 EUR, special rate 30.50 EUR
In spite of the fact that landforms as well as soils are largely formed by the same environmental factors, geomorphology and pedology have different roots and have developed along different lines. Papers which truly emanate the two lines of thinking are therefore relative rare.
Soil Physics Measurements
ISBN 978-3-923381-43-2, US ISBN 1-59326-257-4
list price 35,00 EUR, special rate 17.50 EUR
There is a relative abundance of textbooks dealing with the theory and application of Soil Physics, but there are very few books that give detailed descriptions of soil physics measurements and step by step instructions for exercises that are suitable for teaching. This book is intended to help fill this gap for measurements related to water transport in unsaturated soil.
This volume gives a representative cross section of the available types of methods.
The general pattern of the chapters consist of theory, review of available methods, selection of one or more methods, practical aspects, evaluation, and step by step instructions for exercises. They are written from the experimentalist´s point of view.
Students and professionals in soil science, hydrology, and other earth sciences with little knowledge of calculus should be able to under-stand the subject matter and carry out the exercises.
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