Soil Science Simplified (5th edition)

Neal Eash, Cary J. Green, Aga Ravzi, William F. Bennett, Mary C. Bratz 
Wiley-Blackwell  March 2008  

Hardcover  256 pp  ISBN 9780813818238      £43.00
Soil Science Simplified, Fifth Edition is a significant update and revision of the classic introductory soils text. The new edition includes greater coverage of non-agricultural uses of soils ranging from municipal to engineering uses, as well as an expanded discussion of environmental uses of soils and soil conservation. In addition, the chapters covering the basic scientific aspects of soil from its physical, chemical and biological properties to basic formation will be thorougly revised and updated.

This book will serve as a valuable introduction to soil science that addresses many new developments to this ever-changing field while maintaining the elements that have made it a user-friendly introductory text for more than 25 years. This text will be essential reading for anyone studying soil science as well as professionals working with this valuable resource.


  • Introduction to Soil.
  • Soil Formation.
  • Soil Physical Properties.
  • Soil Biological Properties.
  • Soil Chemical Properties.
  • Soil Water.
  • Soil Temperature.
  • Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition.
  • Soil Management.
  • Soil Conservation and the Environment.
  • Soil Classification and Surveys.
  • Soil and Its Use
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