Soil Science & Management (4th Ed) by E. Plaster

Soil Science & Management  



  • Edward Plaster  


  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning; 4 edition (December 23, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0766839354
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 8.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.90 pounds 

Book Description 

Soil Science and Management, fourth edition emphasizes the human interaction with and affect on soils, rather than treating the soil as an independent element. Comprehensive, yet not intimidating, you will find this text has been revised to encompass more ecological themes within the established topics of soil science and use. Non-technical, and easy-to-understand, the fourth edition of this popular text teaches the essentials of soils from the perspective of farmers, horticulturists, environmentalists, and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they are used most effectively. An emphasis on management and the sustainable use of soils and water resources make it especially relevant to these audiences. Nutrient management, best practices and relevant legal issues and government programs make this text a practical application for agricultural and horticultural students.

Book Info

This new edition introduces the concepts behind soil science and relates these concepts to current soil management practices, such as the most recent regulatory changes and technological developments, wetland management and the use of Geographic Information Systems for soil mapping. DLC: Soil science. 


This is an excellent book!, November 27, 1997

What a boring topic, you may think. Who could write a thick book about soil? And who possibly can read it? You may be surprised! If your interest is in the field of landscape architecture, horticulture, forestry, gardening, site engineering e.g. this book will give you a professional knowledge, in a very systematic, approachable way. I will keep Soil Science in my professional library as a reference book.


Rating: 3.7 | Added on: 25 Oct 2006

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