"The Future of Soil Science" contains the views from 55 soil scientists in 28 countries – from Finland to South Africa, from Canada to Ghana, Malaysia and China. The result is a palette of opinions and views reflecting great diversity but also several commonalities. It aims to feed the discussion of the pessimists (“pedology is dead and buried”) and the optimists (“future for soil science is brighter than ever”), and makes background reading for the 18th World Congress of Soil Science in Philadelphia, USA. This book is compulsory reading for anyone interested in soil science and its future directions.
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The book was freely available for all participants of the 18th World Congress of Soil Science in Philadelphia, in 2006. Copies can be ordered and cost €25, click here for details how to order this book. Click here for the free PDF.
Anderson, Darwin (Canada), Arnalds, Olafur (Iceland), Arnold, Dick (USA), Baveye, Philippe (USA), Bekunda, Mateete (Uganda), Blum, Winfried (Austria), Borggaard, Ole (Denmark), Bouma, Johan (Netherlands), Breuning-Madsen, Henrik (Denmark), Burghardt, Wolfgang (Germany), Coughlan, Kep (Cambodia), Dobos, Endre (Hungary), Dumanski, Julian (Canada), Eswaran, Hari (USA), Fowler, Richard (South Africa), Frossard, Emmanuel (Switzerland), Gachene, C. (Kenya), Grunwald, Sabine (USA), Hartemink, Alfred (Netherlands), Hartmann, Christian (France), Ibáñez, Juan José (Spain), Kalra, Yash (Canada), Kapur, Selim (Turkey), King, Dominique (France), Kirk, Guy (United Kingdom), Kirkham, Mary Beth (USA), Lal, Rattan (USA), Lin, Henry (USA), Makeschin, Franz (Germany), McBratney, Alex (Australia), McKenzie, Neil (Australia), Mermut, Ahmet (Canada), Minhas, P.S. (India), Nieder, Rolf (Germany), Noble, Andrew (Malaysia), Nortcliff, Stephen (United Kingdom), Petersen, Gary (USA), Pla Sentís, Ildefonso (Spain), Powlson, David (United Kingdom), Rao, D.L.N. (India), Rashid, Abdul (Pakistan), Ryan, John (Syria), Samra, J.S. (India),Shi, Xuezheng (China), Sparks, Don (USA), Swift, Roger (Australia), Targulian, Victor (Russia), Thiombiano, Lamourdia (Ghana), van Meirvenne, Marc (Belgium), Várallyay, György (Hungary), Weber, Jerzy (Poland), Wessolek, Gerd (Germany), Yli-Halla, Markku (Finland), Zhang, Fusuo (China), Zhou, Jianmin (China)