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Author Tan, Kim H. (Kim Howard), 1926-
Title Environmental soil science / by Kim H. Tan.
Imprint Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC ; London : Taylor & Francis [distributor], 2009.
Edition 3rd ed.

Author Tan, Kim H. (Kim Howard), 1926-
Series Books in soils, plants, and the environment ; 74.
Books in soils, plants, and the environment ; v. 74.
Subject Soils -- Environmental aspects.
Soil science.
Description xxxvi, 557 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Edition 3rd ed.
Note Previous ed.: New York: Marcel Dekker, 2002.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-516) and index.
ISBN 9781420072808 (hbk.)
1420072803 (hbk.)
OCLC # 262719413
Table of Contents
Ch. 1Soils and the Environment1
1.1The Birth of Environmental Soil Science1
1.2Concept of Environmental Science2
1.3Concept of Ecology4
1.4Definition and Concept of Soils5
1.5Pedologic Concept of Soils7
1.6Soil Orders13
1.7Relation of Soil Orders with the Environment31
Ch. 2Inorganic Soil Constituents37
2.1Soil Composition37
2.2Inorganic Constituents40
2.3Mineral Composition41
2.4Primary Minerals44
2.5Weathering of Primary Minerals53
2.6Secondary Minerals71
Ch. 3Organic Soil Constituents93
3.1Soil Organic Matter93
3.3Soil Biomass101
3.4Biochemical Reactions of Soil Microorganisms125
3.5Nonhumified Organic Matter141
3.6Humified Organic Matter153
Ch. 4Gas Phase in Soils163
4.1Soil Air163
4.2Soil Aeration166
4.3Soil Air Quality in Agriculture169
4.4Biochemical Effect of Aeration173
4.5Biological Effect of Aeration179
4.6Chemical Effect of Aeration186
Ch. 5Liquid Phase189
5.1The Concept of Solutions189
5.2Types of Water in Soil189
5.3The Soil Solution191
5.4Movement of Soil Water198
5.5Water Losses204
5.6Dissolved Solid Substances209
5.7Environmental Issues of Soil Solutes237
5.8Dissolved Gas242
5.9Oxygen Demand248
Ch. 6Soil Physics in the Environment251
6.1Physical Properties251
6.2Particle Size Distribution253
6.3Soil Structure261
6.4Soil Density and Soil Porosity267
6.5Soil Consistence271
6.6Thermal Properties of Soils275
6.7The Issue of Soil Physics in Histosols280
Ch. 7Electrochemical Properties of Solid Constituents283
7.1Electrical Charges283
7.2Soil Clays284
7.3Anion Exchange Capacity298
7.4Soil Organic Matter302
7.5Soil Reaction310
7.6The Aesthetic Issue of Induced Micronutrient Toxicity and Deficiency316
Ch. 8Soils and Crop Production317
8.1Clearing New Lands318
8.2Soil Degradation and the Issue of Retrogression324
8.3Environmental Changes332
8.4The Issue of Biodiversity336
8.5Plantation Agriculture and Agroforestry343
8.6Intensifying Soil Productivity348
8.7Residue, No-Till, and Strip-Till Farming355
8.8Organic Farming357
8.9LISA or Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture360
Ch. 9Soilless Agriculture363
9.2Hydroponic Cultivation of Algae370
9.4Nutrient Film Technique376
9.5Artificial Soil376
9.7Aquaculture in the United States391
9.8The Law of the Sea396
Ch. 10Biotechnology in Soil Science and Agriculture397
10.1Definitions and Concepts397
10.2Food Biotechnology400
10.3Agricultural Biotechnology407
10.4Tissue Culture414
10.5Environmental Significance of Tissue Cultures416
10.6Soil Biotechnology418
Ch. 11Soil and Pollution425
11.1Forms of Pollution425
11.2Definition and Concept of Waste426
11.3Agricultural Waste427
11.4Composting and Compost439
11.5Industrial Waste441
11.6Waste from Food Processing Plants449
11.7Municipal Waste450
11.8Detoxification of Waste458
11.9Soil Remediation460
11.10Soil Resilience467
11.11Environmental Impact of Agricultural and Industrial Waste 
App. AAtomic Weights of the Major Elements in Soils479
App. BInternational System of Units (SI)483
 Factors for Converting U.S. Units into SI Units483
App. CU.S. Weights and Measures487
 References and Additional Readings489