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ISBN-10 0135033691ISBN-13 9780135033692
ISBN-10 0131914812ISBN-13 9780131914810
Author(s): Stanley W. Buol
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 320

Developed for non-agricultural majors, Soils, Land, and Life, 1st Edition, examines how and why various types of soil and land are used for human food production. Unbiased in approach, it discusses the physical and chemical land and soil requirements needed to produce food and how economic, social, and political environments influence agricultural productivity. Presenting an array of soil and land properties and farming methods–ranging from slash and burn to highly technical practices–the author draws on his 40 years of worldwide experience to give readers a glimpse at the historical developments, natural resource concerns, and farming practices impacting human food production today.