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Canadian Society of Soil Science

Maja Krzic, University of British Columbia

Fran Walley, University of Saskatchewan

Amanda Diochon, Lakehead University

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: College of DuPage

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • I. Digging In
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Soil Genesis
    • 3. Soil Organic Matter
    • 4. Soil Physics
    • 5. Soil Chemistry
    • 6. Soil Biodiversity and Ecology
    • 7. Soil Nutrient Cycling
    • 8. Soil Classification and Distribution
  • II. Digging Across Canada
    • 9. Soils of British Columbia and Yukon: The Western Cordillera
    • 10. Soils of the Prairie Provinces
    • 11. Soils of Ontario
    • 12. Soils of Quebec
    • 13. Soils of the Atlantic Provinces

III. Digging Deeper

    • 14. Soil Mineralogy
    • 15. Soil Health and Management
    • 16. Soil Reclamation and Remediation of Disturbed Lands
    • 17. Digital Soil Mapping

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  • About the Book

    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.

    About the Contributors

    Author

    Canadian Society of Soil Science

    Editors

    Maja Krzic, University of British Columbia

    Fran Walley, University of Saskatchewan

    Amanda Diochon, Lakehead University