The terminology of soil science is a language unto itself. Soil and Environmental Science Dictionary provides the most current, comprehensive glossary of terms used in soil science. The dictionary includes definitions from a range of disciplines such as agronomy, botany, geology, geography, plant science, forestry, biochemistry, applied ecology, microbiology, and remote sensing. Designed for teachers, students, researchers, and anyone involved in the environmental sciences related to soils, this comprehensive compilation includes terms and definitions from sources such as the Canadian Society of Soil Science, the Soil Science Society of America, and the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
Judicious treatment of environmental questions and challenges requires an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach. Whether working at the local, national, regional, or global level, the knowledge and expertise resident in a variety of subject areas come to bear on all questions of sustainable development. Soil scientists often collaborate with colleagues from many fields, and a basic working knowledge of the vocabularies of those fields improves understanding and enhances the flow of information. This dictionary brings together the conventional vocabulary of soil science with that of many overlapping disciplines.
Over 4000 terms are presented in traditional dictionary format
Equivalent French terms follow each definition
Extensive cross-referencing gives a deeper understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of soil science
Indexes group the terms according to discipline and subject area in English and French
Appendices include SI units, tables on soil classification, and diagrams of soil structure and texture