Book Title: Digging into Canadian Soils

Subtitle: An Introduction to Soil Science

Author: Canadian Society of Soil Science

Book Description: Written entirely by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, "Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science" provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science, and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey. The textbook provides supplementary materials that are specific to regions in Canada, or may be of specific interest beyond what might be considered introductory soil science material. Importantly, the textbook also is intended to introduce students to the Canadian System of Soil Classification by providing examples from across the length and breadth of the world’s second largest country, and to the Canadian Society of Soil Science, whose members share a common passion for soil science and are keen to share and instill this passion with students across Canada.

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Written, reviewed and edited by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science (pedology, soil biology and microbiology, physics, chemistry, fertility and nutrient cycling, and management), and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey. The textbook is appropriate for use in a number of disciplines, including environmental and agricultural sciences, as well as related geology, geography and natural resources engineering  disciplines.

Chapters within the textbook are presented in three sections according to the content and level of the complexity. The first section of the book, Digging In, introduces core disciplines in a series of chapters written by authors whose research expertise informs the chapter content. Supplementary materials that are specific to regions in Canada are presented in chapters within a second section, Digging Across Canada. The third section, Digging Deeper, provides in-depth overview of some topics beyond what is considered core soil science disciplinary material, and may be appropriate for upper level soil science or related discipline courses. The textbook includes an extensive glossary that is accessible via in-text links. Importantly, the textbook is intended also to introduce students to the Canadian System of Soil Classification by providing examples from across the length and breadth of the world’s second largest country, and to the Canadian Society of Soil Science, whose members share a common passion for soil science and are keen to share and instill this passion with students across Canada.

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Canadian Society of Soil Science

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Digging into Canadian Soils by Canadian Society of Soil Science is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Subject

Soil science and management

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Title
Digging into Canadian Soils
Author
Canadian Society of Soil Science
Editors
Maja Krzic; Fran Walley; Amanda Diochon; Maxime C. Paré; and Rich Farrell
Translator
Hélène D'Avignon
License

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Digging into Canadian Soils by Canadian Society of Soil Science is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Digging Into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) except where specifically noted. This license allows you to remix, tweak, and build upon the CC BY portions of this work as long as you credit this original source for the creation and license the new creation under identical terms.

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Primary Subject
Soil science and management
Additional Subject(s)
Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning, The environment, Conservation of the environment, Pollution and threats to the environment, Environmental science, engineering and technology, Environmental management, Sedimentology and pedology, Education, Agriculture and farming
Publisher
Canadian Society of Soil Science
Publication Date
August 12, 2021
Ebook ISBN
978-0-88880-668-0
Print ISBN
978-0-88880-670-3
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