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Title Details:
Soil Science
Authors: Sinanis, Konstantinos
Reviewer: Keramidas, Vissarion
Subject: NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > SOIL SCIENCE > SOIL CHEMISTRY
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > SOIL SCIENCE > SOIL
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > SOIL SCIENCE > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > PLANT SCIENCE AND PLANT PRODUCTS > SOIL MANAGEMENT
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > SOIL SCIENCE > SOIL PHYSICS
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > NATURAL RESOURCES, EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > SOIL SCIENCE > SOIL CARTOGRAPHY
Keywords:
Clay minerals
Cation exchange capacity
Soil physical properties
Soil chemical properties
Soil taxonomy
Soil mapping
Description:
Abstract:
In this book, the following parameters, related to soil characteristics, properties and formation, are discussed and analyzed: a) minerals and rocks that constitute the soil parent material and their weathering for soil genesis, leading to clay minerals formation and liberation of nutrients essential for plant growth, b) clay minerals, their crystalline structure, and their effect on soil properties, c) soil water and its retention forces by soil components, water flow in soils and its absorption by plants, d) soil organic components, their origin, transformation and their effect on soil physical and chemical properties, e) soil physical properties such as soil texture, structure, porosity, bulk density, soil temperature and color, f) soil physical-chemical properties such as cation-anion exchange, flocculation and dispersion, expansion and shrinking of clay minerals, soil reaction, degree of base saturation of soil colloids, soil buffering capacity and oxidation - reduction conditions, g) the soil forming factors and their action on the parent material for soil formation, the process of soil classification and the various classification systems, such as Soil Taxonomy and the FAO-Unesco system (with details about the Orders of the new American system and the classification units of the FAO-Unesco system), h) the process of soil mapping and the most important soil mapping systems are also analyzed with reference to geographic information systems and the interpretation of soil maps. Finally, a series of questions and exercises are cited at the end of the text with the intent that the reader acquires a better understanding and consolidation of this book contents.
Linguistic Editors: Nika, Eleni
Graphic Editors: Kaitsa, Elena-Natasa
Type: Undergraduate textbook
Creation Date: 2021
Item Details:
ISBN 978-618-85370-8-8
License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-14
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8013
Bibliographic Citation: Sinanis, K. (2021). Soil Science [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. http://dx.doi.org/10.57713/kallipos-14
Language: Greek
Consists of:
1. Soil Inorganic Constituent
2. The Weathering of Mineral and Rocks
3. Soil Genesis and Development Soil
4. Clay Minerals
5. Soil Organic Matter
6. Soil Water
7. Soil Air
8. Soil Physical Properties
9. Soil Chemical Properties
10. Soil Taxonomy
11. Soil Mapping
12. Αssessment criteria
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions