Numerous visuals help readers quickly learn inorganic soil constituents
Provides detailed descriptions of minerals and elemental distribution in soil, supported by microscopic images and analytical data
Provides new findings on minerals that are sensitive to varying redox conditions
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Table of contents (6 chapters)
About this book
This open access book is a must-read for students of and beginners in soil science. In a well-organized and easy-to-follow manner, it provides basic outlines of soil minerals, new methods and recent developments in the field, with a special focus on visual aids.
The chapters on primary minerals, secondary minerals, non-crystalline inorganic constituents and inorganic constituents sensitive to varying redox conditions will help readers understand the basic components of soils. Further, readers are introduced to new analytical methods with the aid of microscopy and recent developments in the field. Uniquely, the book features case studies on the identification and isolation methods for vivianite crystals from paddy field soils, as well as a useful procedure for identifying noncrystalline constituents such as volcanic glasses and plant opals, which can also be applied to other soils depending on the local conditions.
Given its focus and coverage, the book will be useful to all readers who are interested in agronomy, plant production science, agricultural chemistry and environmental science.
In addition, it can help biogeochemists further expand their research work on the rhizosphere of wetland plant roots, iron and phosphate dynamics, etc.
- Soil mineral
- Vivianite crystals
- Polarizing optical microscope
- Scanning electron microscopy
- Energy dispersive X-ray analysis
- Tsunami-affected soils
- Open Access
Authors and Affiliations
Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Masami Nanzyo, Hitoshi Kanno
About the authors
Masami Nanzyo (Ph. D., Professor of Soil Science)
Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University.
Awards: Japanese Society of Soil Physics Award (2005), Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Award (2010), The Clay Science Society of Japan Award (2014).
Hitoshi Kanno (PhD, Associate Professor)
Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University
Book Title: Inorganic Constituents in Soil
Book Subtitle: Basics and Visuals
Authors: Masami Nanzyo, Hitoshi Kanno
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-13-1213-7Published: 26 October 2018
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-13-4585-2Published: 30 January 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-981-13-1214-4Published: 16 October 2018
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 181
Number of Illustrations: 29 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour