Understanding Soils in Urban Environments

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Understanding Soils in Urban Environments Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd Pages: 158 ISBN: 9781849712361 Category:
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'For many years the focus of soil science and soil scientists has been on soils in natural or agricultural environments, with almost no attention paid to urban soils. As we have become aware of the need to understand the global soil cover, urban soils have been recognised as an important component of the soil cover which have distinctive soil development patterns and require specific management. This text draws attention to the particular nature of soils in urban environments and discusses their distinctive management.' Stephen Nortcliff, Secretary General, International Union of Soil Sciences, and Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of Reading, UK

Author Biography

Pam Hazelton teaches soils in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. She is the vice president of the International Union of Soil Scientists Commission for Education in Soil Science and a former President of the Australian Society of Soil Science. Brian Murphy is a Senior Soil Scientist at the NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources, Research Centre, Australia.