Soils in the Urban Environment

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August 1991



Urban areas contain a wide variety of open spaces, yet much of this has evolved under the pressures of human population with minimal management. The last 40 years have seen problems of varying severity begin to appear, including contamination, erosion, acidification and compaction,. These problems have brought attention to the importance of the soil cover, the need for better understanding it, and the need for its protection. This book is a review of state-of-the-art science for soil in urban areas. Based on a meeting organized by the Nature Conservancy Council and the British Society of Soil Science, the nine chapters cover soil classification, contamination by waste and metals, physical and biological properties, nutrient provision and cycling, vegetation, and soil storage. The book provides a basis from which to plan future research and development programs.


List of Contributors Preface Soils: A Neglected Resource In Urban AreasThe Classification Of Soils In Urban AreasWaste Material In Urban SoilsMetal Contamination Of Soils In Urban AreasSoil Storage And HandlingPhysical Properties Of Soils In Urban AreasNutrient Provision And Cycling In Soils In Urban AreasThe Biology Of Soils In Urban AreasSoils And Vegetation In Urban Areas Appendix Index
EAN: 9780632029884
ISBN: 0632029889
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1991
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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