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Explorations into a dynamic process-oriented soil science

Author: Douglas S Frink
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2011.
Series: Elsevier insights.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The paradigm and models of traditional soil science lack the ability to adequately address issues of soil dynamics, environmental integration, and change. Unexplainable research results obtained from traditional soil studies applied to non-traditional soil phenomena in physical geography, archaeology and ecology speak to the current need for soil science to move beyond description and classification and into a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas S Frink
ISBN: 9780123878212 0123878217
OCLC Number: 707329348
Description: viii, 117 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Introduction to a Dynamic Process-Oriented Soil Science 1 --
2 Soil Science in Historical and Philosophical Perspective 5 --
Soil Science in Historical Perspective 5 --
Soil Science in Philosophical Perspective 10 --
3 Self-Organization as a Result of Perturbations in a Dynamic Process-Oriented Soil Science 13 --
Kinds of Perturbations 14 --
The Dynamics of Perturbations 17 --
Soils as Self-Organizing Metabolic Systems 18 --
Explanatory Soil Science 20 --
Summary 22 --
4 Soil Physiology: Processes of a Dynamic Process-Oriented Soil Science 23 --
Metabolic Processes: The Digestive System of Soil 23 --
Respiration System 27 --
Reproductive System 28 --
Internal and External Communication System 29 --
Biodynamic Feedback Systems 31 --
Summary 33 --
5 The OCR Procedure as Applied Dynamic Process-Oriented Soil Science 35 --
The Initial Iterations of the OCR Formula 35 --
The OCR Procedure 35 --
Evolving Applications of the OCR Formula 39 --
6 Applications of OCR Dating 41 --
Geomorphic Studies 41 --
Paso Otero 5, Argentina 41 --
A Look at Landforms at Regional and Global Scales 47 --
Unique Formation of Pimple (Mima) Mounds 53 --
Misinterpreting Land Formational Processes 56 --
Environmental Studies 59 --
Climatic Complexity 59 --
Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions from Anthropogenic Landforms 63 --
Environmental Perturbations in the Dzban Burial Mounds 68 --
Paleoclimatic Reconstruction from a Natural Landform 70 --
Cultural Studies 75 --
Assessment without Desecration of Sacred Spaces 75 --
Examining Stratified Multicomponent Sites 77 --
Summary 79 --
7 Implications and Potentials of a Process-Oriented Soil Science 83 --
Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change 85 --
Soil Health Indices 85 --
Waste and Pollution Management 86 --
Soil Geography 86 --
Designing Sustainable Geo-ecosystems 87 --
Agricultural Practices 87 --
Geo-archaeology 88 --
Astrobiology 88 --
8 Summary 91.
Series Title: Elsevier insights.
Responsibility: Douglas S. Frink.

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Examines the dynamics of soil organic carbon and demonstrates the self-organizing nature of soil through time as soil responds to a wide range of environmental and human perturbations. It makes soil  Read more...

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