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Petit lexique de pédologie

Glossary of soil science

New enlarged edition


D. Baize

Edition 2016

This new version of the famous Glossary of Soil Science now defines more than 1200 specific terms and gives their English equivalent. The author develops his concept of modern soil science but the work is not neutral as dictionaries tend to be. Here you will find a selection of truly useful soil science terms in French as well as many terms related to soil pollution.


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Do Soils Have Memories?

Do Soils Have Memories?

Eighty Key Questions to Understand Soils


J. Balesdent, E. Dambrine, J. Fardeau

Edition 2015

Soils are at the heart of major global issues. Nourish the planet implies keeping them fertile without exhausting them. The soils can also contribute to reducing CO2emissions by forming "carbon sinks". In addition, they are currently threatened by several major risks, mainly erosion, salinisation, loss of organic matter and pollution. Far from the current tendency to see everything in black and white, the authors of this book wished to extend elements of knowledge on soil physics, biology and ecology.


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Agriculture et gaz a effet de serre

Agriculture and Greenhouse Gases

Ten Actions to Reduce Emissions


S. Pellerin, L. Bamière, L. Pardon

Edition 2015

Agriculture in France accounts for approximately 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This book suggests ten actions or agricultural practices to reduce them without substantial change to production systems nor a significant reduction in production. An estimated mitigation potential for each one in tonnes CO2 equivalent avoided and the associated costs or savings in euros are given for 2030.


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Ecology and Conservation of a Mediterranean Steppe

Ecology and Conservation of a Mediterranean Steppe

The Crau Plain


T. Dutoit, L. Tatin, A. Wolff, J. Boutin, E. Colliot

Edition 2013

La Crau, a 60,000 ha alluvial plain located between the Camargue and the Alpilles, is a prime example of a Mediterranean steppe and a unique ecosystem in France. It arose from the ancient delta of the Durance river. This book discusses this remarkable region (its geology, its plant and animal communities) and the conservation thereof. Written in clear, straightforward language, it also serves as an introduction to the methods and vernacular of ecological restoration.


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Soils and their Structures

Soils and their Structures

Observations at Different Scales


D. Baize, O. Duval, G. Richard

Edition 2013

Educational summary on the soil structures and their major role in hydric, physical and biological functioning of soils. The work firstly reviews the definition of the concept of structure and the problems in quantifying it. It then summarises the laboratory methods that give access to the microscopic organisations and field methods characterising the evolution dynamics of structures, mainly based on agricultural systems.


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Guide pour la description des sols

Guide pour la description des sols


D. Baize, B. Jabiol

Edition 2011

This new edition of the practical guide covers all the problems encountered in soil description, from the selection of sites to be observed and the choice of material to the stocking, processing and communication of the information collected.


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Comment l'herbe pousse

Comment l'herbe pousse

Vegetative development, clonal and spatial structures of grasses


M. Lafarge, J. Durand

Edition 2011

Meadows cover almost a quarter of the globe's land surface, in which grasses dominate. The very special nature of the development of grasses fully justifies the need for a book on the topic. This summary sets out to describe the specific characteristics of vegetative development of grasses at both plant and herbaceous population scale.


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Large Pedological Landscapes of France

Large Pedological Landscapes of France


M. Jamagne

Edition 2011

An essential component of our environment, the soil is nowadays viewed as a natural heritage. The author describes the spread, properties and functioning of main soils in large physiographic and pedological areas in France along with their pedogenetic evolution. He makes an inventory of different types of sequence and soil-system.


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Guide des analyses en pédologie

Guide des analyses en pédologie

2nd Edition, Revised and Updated


D. Baize

Edition 2009

A handbook to choose the right analyses, control the different methods of expressing results, interpret and set them out. It describes the most common analyses: those carried out after digging a pit or a trench, on various soils found in ...


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Contaminations métalliques des agrosystèmes et écosystèmes péri-industriels

Contaminations métalliques des agrosystèmes et écosystèmes péri-industriels


P. Cambier, C. Schvartz, F. van Oort

Edition 2009

This book looks at what happens to metallic contaminants in agricultural soils, the effects on and risks for plants that are either cultivated or grow wild in peri-industrial areas, and the effects on the soil mesofauna.


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