Soils

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William Dubbin

A well structured, comprehensive and extensively illustrated introduction to the soils of the world, written by William Dubbin, a mineralogist who has published widely on the mineralogy and chemistry of soils.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09148 4
Format:
Paperback
Price:
£9.95
Published:
March 2001
Size:
235 x 210 mm
Extent:
112 pp
Illustrations:
Colour throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

Details

Covering much of the Earth's surface is a fragile skin of soil, vital to the growth and development of nearly all terrestrial life. Today, as we attempt to satisfy the growing needs of modern societies, the world's soils are placed under ever increasing risk from erosion, pollution and loss of biodiversity, but many of us do not even understand how soil functions or what we can do to help preserve it.

William Dubbin gives a lucid and practical introduction to soils. He covers everything from how it is formed, different soil types and their properties, through to applied aspects such as nutrients and fertilizers. Illustrated throughout with sections in colour, Soils provides the general reader with a rich source of information.

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Author

William Dubbin studied soil science in Canada and the USA before joining the Natural History Museum in 1997 as a soil mineralogist. 

He has field experience in North and Central America and has published widely on the mineralogy and chemistry of soils. 

A member of several soil science societies, he maintains an interest in the global issues of sustainable development and soil conservation.

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