Toxic Chemicals in the Soil Environment. Volume 1. Chemical Properties and Characterization of Soils
OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER
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Soil science embraces physical, chemical, biological, physiological genetic-cartographical, and applied sciences. In order to define accurately the field of soil science, it is necessary to give an exact definition of what one means by soil. Soil is a constantly changing, living earth cover, exposed to continual change due to the effect of insolation, precipitation, and living organisms. The formation and existence of soils depend upon special circumstances and factors that may be called collectively, soil-forming factors. These factors are characteristic of all soil types. Upon these soil-forming factors depend the peculiar structure of the soil and the physical, chemical, and biological properties that differentiate soils. This report deals with the above factors in the hope that such an evaluation would be beneficial to those who may be required, at some future time, to determine interactions of chemical warfare agents and soils.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Soil Mechanics
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare