Soil

The Skin of the Planet Earth

  • Miroslav Kutílek
  • Donald R. Nielsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 7-11
  4. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 13-19
  5. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 21-30
  6. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 31-69
  7. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 71-78
  8. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 79-100
  9. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 101-117
  10. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 119-135
  11. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 137-158
  12. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
    Pages 159-169
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    Pages 171-186
  14. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
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  15. Miroslav Kutílek, Donald R. Nielsen
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  16. Back Matter
    Pages 233-239

About this book

Introduction

The main focus of this monograph is to explain the important role of soil and the environment to a broad audience. Soil is one of the five essential factors crucial for human life. On the one hand the authors describe a responsible approach and use of soil, established on a basic knowledge of the nature of soil and the countless ongoing processes within soil. On the other hand they explain the precarious link between soil and regional environment, which is indispensable for plant and animal communities.  In addition to these topics its chapters describe the unique roles of soil texture, soil structure and soil pore systems in hydrologic cycles, plant nutrition and conditions affecting the preservation or eventual extinction of soil. This book concludes with the principles of soil protection and revitalization. General readers with an interest in biology, chemistry, physics or geology will find this book highly informative.

Keywords

Soil Erosion and Protection Soil Genesis Soil Properties Soil Taxonomy Soil and Environment

Authors and affiliations

  • Miroslav Kutílek
    • 1
  • Donald R. Nielsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Czech Technical UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Land, Air and Water ResourcesUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9789-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9788-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9789-4
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