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ISBN:052143517X
Author: Ken Killham
ISBN13: 978-0521435178
Title: Soil Ecology
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Language: English
Category: Science and Mathematics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 29, 1994)
Pages: 260

Soil Ecology by Ken Killham



It is an excellent exposition of soil ecology. The text belongs on the bookshelf of any biologist interested in the environment and of some biologists who should be. I enjoyed reading the book and recommend it highly. D. A. Crossley J. BioScience Kilham treads his way warily and largely successfully. Peter Moore, New Scientist. A definite must for all who are interested in ecology, environmental science, plant science, microbiology, and agriculture. Soil Ecology met the criteria described on your site, and proved to be an excellent book on the subject. It covers the scientific and practical application in a simple and practical way. Maurice Cunningham.

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Soil Ecology is designed to meet the increasing challenge faced by today's environmental scientists, ecologists, agriculturalists, and biotechnologists for an integrated approach to soil ecology.

Soil Ecology is an exciting textbook for all those concerned with the environment. The author meets the increasing challenge faced by environmental scientists, ecologists, agriculturalists and biotechnologists for an integrated approach to soil ecology. Intellectually enticing and yet eminently readable, the book sets out both fundamental theory and principle to give the reader a thorough grounding in soil ecology. The author emphasises the interrelations between plants, animals and microbes

Soil Ecology is an exciting textbook for all those concerned with the environment.

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The book is structured in two parts: Part A is an introduction to general soil properties and processes, while Part B considers soil in relation to the environment, covering topics such as the role of soil in supporting plant growth, in maintaining a clean environment, and in the flux of atmospheric gases. Issues such as acidification, contamination, conservation and erosion are also considered.

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Fundamentals of Soil Ecology. Academic Press, In. San Diego. The Significance and Regulation of Soil Biodiversity. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. The Nature and Practice of Biological Control of Plant Pathogens. American Phytopathological Society, St. Paul Minnesota. Cambridge University Press, Great Britain.

Knowledge of soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry is central to our understanding of organisms and their processes and interactions with their environment.

Soil Ecology is designed to meet the increasing challenge faced by today's environmental scientists, ecologists, agriculturalists, and biotechnologists for an integrated approach to soil ecology. It emphasizes the interrelations among plants, animals, and microbes, by first establishing the fundamental physical and chemical properties of the soil habitat and then functionally characterizing the major components of the soil biota and some of their most important interactions. The fundamental principles underpinning soil ecology are established and this then enables an integrated approach to explore and understand the processes of soil nutrient (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) cycling and the ecology of extreme soil conditions such as soil-water stress. Two of the most topical aspects of applied soil ecology are then selected. First, the ecology of soil pollution is examined, focusing on acid deposition and radionuclide pollution. Second, manipulation of soil ecology through biotechnology is discussed, illustrating the use of pesticides and microbial inocula in soils and pointing toward the future by considering the impact of genetically modified inocula on soil ecology.
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Soil Ecology met the criteria described on your site, and proved to be an excellent book on the subject. It covers the scientific and practical application in a simple and practical way.

Maurice Cunningham