Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

23 Books found

Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Books

  • Genetics: A Laboratory Manual

    Genetics: A Laboratory Manual

    Students will learn the experimental aspects of genetics through 15 three-hour laboratory exercises with plant and animal organisms. Each exercise consists of background information, a materials list, a step-by-step procedure, and study questions. Learning objectives include an understanding of chromosomes and the physical properties of DNA, digestion by restriction enzymes, methods of DNA extraction, advanced techniques of gene cloning, ...

  • Dryland Agriculture, Second Edition

    Dryland Agriculture, Second Edition

    Dryland agriculture is of more consequence now than ever because the world’s dependence on food produced in dryland areas is even greater. In recognition of this, and the fact that global food supply is increasingly interconnected, this volume takes a world view of dryland production continent by continent. The initial chapters of the monograph address the principles that underlie all dryland farming, and are the basis for the following chapters ...

  • Chemical Processes in Soils

    Chemical Processes in Soils

    Soil - perfect home for the actual and figurative roots of all life, source of life-essential chemical elements, recycler of water and carbon, cleanser of ecosystems. A thorough understanding of the chemical and biological processes taking place within the soil is critical for those studying or working in the agricultural, ecological, environmental, earth, and soil sciences. This book will serve them well.

  • Micrometeorology in Agricultural Systems

    Micrometeorology in Agricultural Systems

    The survival and success of all living organisms are determined by energy and matter transfers between the upper layers of the soil profile and the lowest levels of its atmosphere. In this monograph 50 experts collaborated to develop 23 chapters detailing the role that micrometeorology plays in crop production systems and terrestrial ecosystems.

  • Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Agriculture

    Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Agriculture

    This monograph highlights the practical use of NIR technology, providing the latest information on NIR use in agricultural applications as well as the fundamentals of spectroscopy and chemometrics. Unique among NIR publications, the majority of the book details the widespread application of NIR analysis in crop production, food processing, and non-food agriculture. Forage, fruits, baking products, timber, meats, and more. If it has been analyzed ...

  • Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections

    Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections

    George Stoops, a world expert on thin section analysis, presents the most up-to-date system of analysis and description of soil and regolith materials as seen in thin sections. Scientists and students from archaeology to pedology will appreciate the introduction of micromorphology, the thorough treatment of all features that may be encountered, and especially the convenient system to key out those features. Bulleted lists and set-off definitions ...

  • Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 4. Physical Methods

    Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 4. Physical Methods

    The best single reference for both the theory and practice of soil physical measurements, Methods, Part 4 adopts a more hierarchical approach to allow readers to easily find their specific topic or measurement of interest. As such it is divided into eight main chapters on soil sampling and statistics, the solid, solution, and gas phases, soil heat, solute transport, multi-fluid flow, and erosion. More than 100 world experts contribute detailed ...

  • Soil Mineralogy with Environmental Applications

    Soil Mineralogy with Environmental Applications

    Few books achieve a connection between scientifc theory and real world environmental problems, but this one does. Generous use of color images, exercises, and case studies make it friendly for the classroom or non-mineralogist. Discover crystallography, surface chemistry, mineral-solution equilibria, organic matter, and soil mineral analysis. The book includes a lengthy exploration of world-wide applications of mineralogy in soil taxonomy, ...

  • Humic Substances and Chemical Contaminants

    Humic Substances and Chemical Contaminants

    Finally, a thorough exploration of all aspects of humic-anthropogenic and humic-metals interactions. Four sections cover composition and structure, interaction with xenobiotics, metals interaction, and transport and modeling, a topic of prime environmental importance, especially with regard to tracing a contaminant to its source. A companion CD combines computational chemistry, scanning probe microscopy, and animation to visualize the chemical ...

  • Physical and Chemical Processes of Water and Solute Transport/Retention in Soils

    Physical and Chemical Processes of Water and Solute Transport/Retention in Soils

    Transport and retention of water, nutrients, and inorganic and organic contaminants in the environment is greatly affected by physical and chemical processes in porous media such as soils. To definitively understand these processes, multiple scales--ranging from the landscape to the molecular--be investigated. Topics include fractal and spatial heterogeneity, molecular models, in situ spectroscopic and microscopic techniques, and inclusion of ...

  • Managing Soils in an Urban Environment

    Managing Soils in an Urban Environment

    Understanding the nature and appropriate management of soils for roads, houses, buildings, and other human-engineered artificial environments is of concern to soil scientists, land managers, environmental scientists, and biologists. Challenges include waste disposal, pest management, erosion and sediment control, construction, and minimization of radon risk. The manner in which we manage and preserve this valuable natural resource influences the ...

  • Reclamation of Drastically Disturbed Lands

    Reclamation of Drastically Disturbed Lands

    Land reclamation, particularly of land disturbed by mining, is a major environmental issue throughout the world. Thirty-eight chapters explore the vast complexities involved in reclamation after large-scale disturbances and provide a broad range of perspectives and examples of reclamation efforts. Readers will find specifics, from mapping minesoil to policy-making, from geochemistry to large-scale topography, from the papermill to oil shale, and ...

  • Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 3. Chemical Methods

    Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 3. Chemical Methods

    A thorough presentation of analytical methods for characterizing soil chemical properties and processes, Methods, Part 3 includes chapters on Fourier transform infrared, Raman, electron spin resonance, x-ray photoelectron, and x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopies, and more.

  • Soil Color

    Soil Color

    This classic book focuses on color science and advances in measuring soil color, properties, and genetic significance of important pigmenting agents in soils, as well as geomorphic and geologic factors influencing the formation-inheritance of soil color. Topics include color standards, laboratory measurtment, field vs. lab measurement, and several chapters on specific soil constituent and structural influences on color. Students, soil ...

  • Minerals in Soil Environments, 2nd Edition

    Minerals in Soil Environments, 2nd Edition

    A basic knowledge of mineralogy has become essential in all aspects of soil and earth science. This comprehensive book includes introductory mineralogy, surface chemistry, mineral equilibria, soil organic matter, and mineral occurrence, as well as the thorough treatment of all minerals you would expect from the series. Of particular interest is the chapter on mineral occurrence in soils of the world.

  • Challenges and Strategies for Dryland Agriculture

    Challenges and Strategies for Dryland Agriculture

    With more than two-thirds of potentially productive drylands threatened by various forms of degradation, it is essential that appropriate production technology be developed to protect these fragile systems as they become more important in sustaining a growing world population. The principles, philosophies, and technologies presented in this publication have the potential to contribute to improve food security and livelihoods for the people in ...

  • Geochemistry of Soil Radionuclides

    Geochemistry of Soil Radionuclides

    Recurring concerns about the environmental fate and potential health impacts of radionuclides continue to focus interest on understanding the mechanisms controlling their transport in soils and their biological availability. This work builds on both basic science and empirical engineering studies to provide a mechanistic approach to facilitate risk assessment and cost-effective remediation procedures. The authors highlight theories and ...