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The Soils of India, edited by Bipin B. Mishra

This book provides an overview of the diversified soil regimes in India. In addition to the historical advances in soil research and its limitations, it describes the monitoring of various soil conditions and soil uses to improve productivity. Discussing topics such as climate, geology and geomorphology, major soil types and their classification, soil mineralogy and clays, soil micromorphology, soil biogeochemistry, benchmark soils, land evaluation and land use planning, soil health and fertility and soil resilience, the book highlights the multiple uses of soils in industry, human health care, mitigation of challenges due to climate change and construction. It also presents measures for a brighter future of soil science in India, such as imposing organic farming principles toward sustainable agriculture in the context of the second green revolution besides alleviating the poverty and providing the employment opportunities among the farming communities in India
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1:Introduction (Bipin B Mishra) -- Chapter 2:History of Soil Research (A. Subba Rao) -- Chapter 3:Climate (Kamaljit Ray) -- Chapter 4:Geology and Geomorphology (K. S. Anil Kumar) -- Chapter 5: Major Soil Types and Classification (K S Anil Kumar) -- Chapter 6: Soil Mineralogy and Clay Minerals (S C Datta) -- Chapter 7: Soil Micromorphology (Sayantani Neogi) -- Chapter 8: Soil Biogeochemistry (Debjani Sihi) -- Chapter 9: Benchmark soils in Agro-ecological regions (K. S. Anil Kumar) -- Chapter 10: Land Evaluation and Land Use Planning (V Ramamurthy)
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2020.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XXVIII, 281 p. 117 illus., 101 illus. in color.)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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