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Soil science, sedimentology

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A Concise Guide to Geopressure

A Concise Guide to Geopressure

Author: Peter B. (University of Texas, Austin) Flemings Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2021

Geopressure drives fluid flow and is important for hydrocarbon exploration, carbon sequestration, and designing safe and economical wells. This concise guide explores the origins of geopressure and presents a step-by-step approach to characterizing and predicting pressure and least principal stress in the subsurface. The book emphasizes how geology, and particularly the role of flow along permeable layers, drives the development and distribution of subsurface pressure and stress. Case studies, such as the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and laboratory experiments, are used throughout to demonstrate methods and applications. It succinctly discusses the role of elastoplastic behaviour, the full stress tensor, and diagenesis in pore pressure generation, and it presents workflows to predict pressure, stress, and hydrocarbon entrapment. It is an essential guide for academics and professional geoscientists and petroleum engineers interested in predicting pressure and stress, and understanding the role of geopressure in geological processes, well design, hydrocarbon entrapment, and carbon sequestration.

Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook

Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook

Author: The National Committee on Soil and Terrain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2021

The Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook specifies methods and terminology for soil and land surveys. It has been widely used throughout Australia, providing one reference set of definitions for the characterisation of landform, vegetation, land surface, soil and substrate. The book advocates that a comprehensive suite of land and soil attributes be recorded in a uniform manner. This approach is more useful than the allocation of land or soil to preconceived types or classes. The third edition includes revised chapters on location and vegetation as well as some new landform elements. These updates have been guided by the National Committee on Soil and Terrain, a steering committee comprising representatives from key federal, state and territory land resource assessment agencies. Essential reading for all professionals involved in land resource surveys, this book will also be of value to students and educators in soil science, geography, ecology, agriculture, forestry, resource management, planning, landscape architecture and engineering.

Unlocking the potential of soil organic carbon - outcome document

Unlocking the potential of soil organic carbon - outcome document

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2021

The Proceedings of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon 2017 (GSOC17) presents the abstracts of all scientific presentations held during the GSOC17. 103 oral presentations and 35 poster presentations built the core of this event triggering fruitful discussions on the state-of-science in measuring, preserving and enhancing soil organic carbon in different soils of the world. The GSOC17 took place from 21 to 23 March at FAO Headquarters and was structured in three themes: Theme 1: Monitoring, mapping, measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of SOC Theme 2: Maintaining and/or increasing SOC stocks for climate change mitigation and adaptation Theme 3 - Managing SOC in soils with high SOC - peatlands, permafrost, and black soils; in grasslands, and livestock production systems; and in dryland soils.

Interpreting Soil Test Results

Interpreting Soil Test Results

Author: Pam Hazelton, Brian Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2021

Interpreting Soil Test Results is a practical reference enabling soil scientists, environmental scientists, environmental engineers, land holders and others involved in land management to better understand a range of soil test methods and interpret the results of these tests. It also contains a comprehensive description of the soil properties relevant to many environmental and natural land resource issues and investigations.This new edition has an additional chapter on soil organic carbon store estimation and an extension of the chapter on soil contamination. It also includes sampling guidelines for landscape design and a section on trace elements. The book updates and expands sections covering acid sulfate soil, procedures for sampling soils, levels of nutrients present in farm products, soil sodicity, salinity and rainfall erosivity. It includes updated interpretations for phosphorus in soils, soil pH and the cation exchange capacity of soils.

Theory of Structural Geology

Theory of Structural Geology

Author: N.W. Gokhale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2021

Basic Soil Mechanics & Foundations

Basic Soil Mechanics & Foundations

Author: Alam Singh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2021

Soilborne Pathogens

Soilborne Pathogens

Author: Urvashi Swami Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2020

The purpose of this book is to highlight existing knowledge about various methods of soil-borne disease control, including: steam soil disinfection, crop rotation, hydroponic and soil-less culture systems, soil amendments, soil solarization, natural compounds grafting and biological control. It also mentions the different types of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and parasitic worms, including the positive and negative effects of soilborne pathogen control methods. The book further discusses environmental factors like drainage, humidity, soil composition, temperature and PH which affect soilborne pathogen reproduction. Suggesting that regular checks on plant health can determine whether soil borne pathogens are present or not. The author also reflects on the relationship between soilborne pathogens and climate change trends globally.

The Soil-Human Health-Nexus

The Soil-Human Health-Nexus

Author: Rattan Lal Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2020

The term soil health refers to the functionality of a soil as a living ecosystem capable of sustaining plants, animals, and humans while also improving the environment. In addition to soil health, the environment also comprises the quality of air, water, vegetation, and biota. The health of soil, plants, animals, people, and the environment is an indivisible continuum. One of the notable ramifications of the Anthropocene is the growing risks of decline in soil health by anthropogenic activities. Important among these activities are deforestation, biomass burning, excessive soil tillage, indiscriminate use of agrochemicals, excessive irrigation by flooding or inundation, and extractive farming practices. Soil pollution, by industrial effluents and urban waste adversely impacts human health. Degradation of soil health impacts nutritional quality of food, such as the uptake of heavy metals or deficit of essential micro-nutrients, and contamination by pests and pathogens. Indirectly, soil health may impact human health through contamination of water and pollution of air. This book aims to: Present relationships of soil health to human health and soil health to human nutrition. Discuss the nexus between soil degradation and malnourishment as well as the important links between soil, plant, animal and human health. Detail reasons oil is a cause of infectious diseases and source of remedial measures. Part of the Advances in Soil Sciences series, this informative volume covering various aspects of soil health appeals to soil scientists, environmental scientists and public health workers.

The Soil-Human Health-Nexus

The Soil-Human Health-Nexus

Author: Rattan Lal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/12/2020

The term soil health refers to the functionality of a soil as a living ecosystem capable of sustaining plants, animals, and humans while also improving the environment. In addition to soil health, the environment also comprises the quality of air, water, vegetation, and biota. The health of soil, plants, animals, people, and the environment is an indivisible continuum. One of the notable ramifications of the Anthropocene is the growing risks of decline in soil health by anthropogenic activities. Important among these activities are deforestation, biomass burning, excessive soil tillage, indiscriminate use of agrochemicals, excessive irrigation by flooding or inundation, and extractive farming practices. Soil pollution, by industrial effluents and urban waste adversely impacts human health. Degradation of soil health impacts nutritional quality of food, such as the uptake of heavy metals or deficit of essential micro-nutrients, and contamination by pests and pathogens. Indirectly, soil health may impact human health through contamination of water and pollution of air. This book aims to: Present relationships of soil health to human health and soil health to human nutrition. Discuss the nexus between soil degradation and malnourishment as well as the important links between soil, plant, animal and human health. Detail reasons oil is a cause of infectious diseases and source of remedial measures. Part of the Advances in Soil Sciences series, this informative volume covering various aspects of soil health appeals to soil scientists, environmental scientists and public health workers.

Interacting Processes in Soil Science

Interacting Processes in Soil Science

Author: R.J. Wagenet, Philippe Baveye, B.A. Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Interacting Processes in Soil Science focuses on coupled processes in soil. Topics covered in this important volume include the effects of inorganic salts upon water flow, modeling of sorption, transport and transformation of organic solutes, and the effects of microorganisms on silicate clay minerals. The book presents studies and approaches that can be extended and complemented by innovative work in the future. Interacting Processes in Soil Science will be an essential reference for all researchers and students in soil science, soil and water engineering, civil and environmental engineering, earth sciences, and hydrology.

Soil Metagenomics

Soil Metagenomics

Author: T.C.K. Sugitha, Asish K. Binodh, K. Ramasamy, U. Sivakumar Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/12/2020

This book focuses on the recent advents and technological breakthroughs in metagenomic approaches coupled with their applications in agriculture. The intended audience include soil and environmental microbiologists, molecular biologists and policy makers. The book expertly describes the latest fourth generation metagenomic technologies from sample collection to data analysis, metatranscriptomic, metaproteomic and metabolomics studies Note: T& F does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Soil Testing Methods Manual

Soil Testing Methods Manual

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

This manual is part of a global farmer-to-farmer training initiative that aims to increase the knowledge of farmers across the world on soils. It contains a list of soil testing methods that can help farmers assess the condition of their soil in the field as a way to halt soil degradation and as a first step to sustainable soil management. Indeed, to prevent soil degradation and the loss or reduction of soil functions, including the provision of healthy and nutritious food, there is an urgent need for soils to be sustainably managed. A prerequisite for the sustainable management of soil resources is the availability of reliable information and in particular, of information on how different soil management practices impact soils. In addition to an inventory of methods, the manual lists the parameters considered critical to soil health. It also includes a section on visual observations using Visual Soil Assessments (VSA) for annual crops and the information that these can provide on the health of a soil.