Publisher description for Soils and environmental quality / Gary M. Pierzynski, J. Thomas Sims, George F. Vance.


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Soils and Environmental Quality, Third Edition explores environmental quality from the perspective of soil science and potential interactions with the atmosphere and hydrosphere. This textbook offers graduate and upper-level undergraduate students an overview of basic soil science, hydrology, atmospheric chemistry, the classification of pollutants, and the fundamentals of soil, plant, and water analysis. It reviews the concept of human and ecological risk assessment using several contemporary examples, such as pesticide concentrations in drinking water and the contamination of soils by trace elements in organic by-products. Students in soil science, chemistry, biology, geology, and other disciplines will gain valuable insight from this multifaceted text.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Soil pollution.
Soil remediation.
Soils.