Soil Science: Agricultural and Environmental Prospectives

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Javaid Akhtar
  • Muhammad Sabir

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sartaj A. Wani, Tahir Ali, M. Nayeem Sofi, M. Ramzan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    Pages 1-22
  3. Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Farooq Qayyum, Saifullah, Muhammad Rizwan, Shafaqat Ali et al.
    Pages 23-65
  4. Behzad Murtaza, Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Sabir, Muhammad Amjad, Muhammad Imran
    Pages 67-89
  5. Qurban Ali Panhwar, Umme Aminun Naher, Jusop Shamshuddin, Othman Radziah, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    Pages 91-104
  6. Hafiz Naeem Asghar, Hafiz Muhammad Rafique, Zahir Ahmad Zahir, Muhammad Yahya Khan, Muhammad Javed Akhtar, Muhammad Naveed et al.
    Pages 105-129
  7. Sadia Bibi, Saifullah, Asif Naeem, Saad Dahlawi
    Pages 131-157
  8. Abdul Wakeel, Mehreen Gul, Christian Zörb
    Pages 159-182
  9. Sartaj A. Wani, G. R. Najar, J. A. Wani, Mohmad Ramzan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    Pages 183-198
  10. Muhammad Shahid, Ashfaq Ahmad, Sana Khalid, Hafiz Faiq Siddique, Muhammad Farhan Saeed, Muhammad Rizwan Ashraf et al.
    Pages 199-229
  11. Pia Muhammad Adnan Ramzani, Muhammad Khalid, Muhammad Naveed, Ayesha Irum, Waqas-ud-Din Khan, Salma Kausar
    Pages 231-258
  12. Tayyaba Naz, Javaid Akhtar, Muhammad Mazhar Iqbal, Muhammad Anwar ul Haq, Muhammad Saqib
    Pages 259-286
  13. Waqas-ud-Din Khan, Tariq Aziz, Muhammad Aamer Maqsood, M. Sabir, Hamaad Raza Ahmad, Pia Muhammad Adnan Ramzani et al.
    Pages 287-301
  14. Sameen Ruqia Imadi, Mustafeez Mujtaba Babar, Humna Hasan, Alvina Gul
    Pages 303-316
  15. Mehraj ud din Khanday, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Shamsul Haq, Moonisa Aslam Dervash, Asma Absar Bhatti, Mehru Nissa et al.
    Pages 317-332
  16. Sartaj A. Wani, Subhash Chand, Muneeb A. Wani, M. Ramzan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    Pages 333-348
  17. Hamaad Raza Ahmad, Tariq Aziz, Muhammad Zia-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Sabir, Hinnan Khalid
    Pages 349-370
  18. Mahar Amanullah, Amjad Ali, Wang Ping, Wang Quan, Shen Feng, Altaf Hussain Lahori et al.
    Pages 371-399
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 429-430

About this book


Soil is the most important natural non-renewable resource developed over a longer period of time due to weathering of rocks and subsequently enrichment of organic matter. Soil provides habitat for numerous microorganisms and serves as a natural medium for plant growth, thereby providing the plants with anchorage, nutrients and water to sustain the growth. Soil also serves as a universal sink for all types of pollutants, purifies ground water and is a major reserve of carbon in the universe. The role of soils to provide ecosystem services, maintenance of environmental/human health and ensuring the food security makes it as the most important and basic natural resource. Soil Science helps us to elaborate and understand how the soils provide all these services. Soil Science also provides us the basic knowledge dealing with the origin of the soil parent material, weathering of parent material and the formation of soils, morphological, physico-chemical and biological features of soils, classification of soils and role of soils in the provision and maintenance of ecosystem services, food security and environmental quality. This book encompasses the various processes, functions and behaviour of soils very comprehensively to acquaint the students of soil, plant and environmental sciences about their role to perform different agricultural and environmental functions.


Agriculture Perspectives Environmental Perspectives Environmental Pollution Morphology Plant Growth Soil Genesis Soil Science Soil chemistry Soil remediation Soil micro flora Soil management

Editors and affiliations

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 1
  • Javaid Akhtar
    • 2
  • Muhammad Sabir
    • 3
  1. 1.University Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  2. 2.Institute of Soil and Environmental ScienceUniversity of Agriculture FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan
  3. 3.Institute of Soil and Environmental ScienceUniversity of Agriculture FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan

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