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Title Footprints in the soil : people and ideas in soil history / edited by Benno P. Warkentin
Edition 1st ed
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 548 pages, 5 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Special Acknowledgment and Appreciation to Dan Yaalon -- Section I Early Understanding of Soils -- 1. Soil Scientists in Ancient Rome -- 2. Aztec Soil Knowledge: Classes, Management, and Ecology -- 3. The Heritage of Soil Knowledge Among the World's Cultures -- 4. Some Major Scientists (Palissy, Buffon, Thaer, Darwin and Muller) Have Described Soil Profiles and Developed Soil Survey Techniques Before 1883 -- 5. Souls and Soils: A Survey of Worldviews -- Section II Soil as a Natural Body -- 6. The Roots of Dokuchaev's Scientific Contributions: Cadastral Soil Mapping and Agro-Environmental Issues -- 7. Philosophical Developments in Pedology in the United States: Eugene Hilgard and Milton Whitney -- 8. Development of the Soil Cover Pattern and Soil Catena Concepts -- 9. A History of Soil Geomorphology in the United States -- Section III Soil Properties and Processes -- 10. Soils In Ecology and Ecology In Soils -- 11. History of Soil Biology -- 12. Historical Aspects of Soil Chemistry -- 13. The Changing Understanding of Physical Properties of Soils: Water Flow, Soil Architecture -- Section IV Soil Utilization and Conservation -- 14. Soil Erosion and Conservation: An International History and a Cautionary Tale -- 15. Stewardship and Soil Health -- 16. Soil Nutrient Management for Plant Growth -- 17. Soils and Environmental Issues -- 18. Ancient Agricultural Terraces and Soils -- Indices -- Author Index -- Subject Index -- Colour Plate Section -- Last Page
Summary Fills the need for information about the development of ideas and the accumulation of soil knowledge
Notes "Stories about the accumulation of soil knowledge over the millenia."
"International Union of Soil Sciences; 18th WCSS 2006; Soil Science Society of America"--Page ii
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Soil science -- History
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Soil Science.
Soil science
Genre/Form History
Academic theses.
Thèses et écrits académiques.
Form Electronic book
Author Warkentin, Benno P.
International Union of Soil Sciences.
Soil Science Society of America.
World Congress of Soil Science (18th : 2006)
ISBN 9780080477879