Soil Science and Management

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Level(s): Flesch-Kincaid, Lexile

Author : Edward Plaster


448 Pages  Hardcover 

5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2003, 1997, 1991

©2009 , Published


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Soil Science and Management, fifth edition, emphasizes the human interaction with and effect on soils, rather than treating the soil as an independent element. Non-technical and easy-to-understand, Soil Science and Management, fifth edition teaches the essentials of soils from the perspective of far... more


Provides a readable text suitable for easy comprehension of context.

Abundant color graphics to illustrate subjects being discussed are intertwined throughout the text.

Presents soil chemistry with an eye towards those that have not studied much chemistry, including an Appendix that discusses basi... more

New to this Edition

New photographic images, provided predominantly in color.

More thorough coverage of the calculations for application of lime.

Expanded coverage of the interaction of soils and climate change.

Expanded coverage of soils in natural ecosystems.

Expanded coverage of soil and water management in urba... more