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Soil in the Environment: Crucible of Terrestrial Life Hardcover – Dec 14 2007

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"What a great textbook for students of the environmental sciences...very well written and organized book with historical and modern perspectives...WOW!"
- Dr. Leticia S. Sonon, Soil, Plant, and Water Laboratory, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

"The most readable text yet published on the subject...completely fulfilling...a rich background in ecological interactions..."
- Dr. Ronald Smith, North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Sciences, Fargo, USA

"This text is the right resource for the right time, it's perfect for the new type of introductory soil course."
- Steve Thien, Kansas State University, USA

" excellent introductory text...outstanding choice as the text for a university core science course introducing students to soil science.The ample use of color figures and diagrams is partcularly striking."
- Dr. Robert L. Hill, Professor of Soil Physics, Soil & Water Management, Dep. of Environmental Science & Technology, University of Maryland College Park, USA

"...full of fascination and passion...vividly depicts the importance of soil and why we should care about it...perfect tool for captivating new generations."
- Nadia Martínez-Villegas, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

"This is definitely a text for use in college soil physics classes, an excellent one for reference for horticulturists like myself."
- Dr. Ronald Smith, North Dakota State University, Department of Plant Sciences, Fargo, USA

"An excellent teaching tool...Students and instructors will find the glossary presented at the end of the book very useful..."
- Dave Goorahoo, California State University, Fresno, USA

"I plan to use it with other references for teaching soil science course (for sophomore students) in the college of agriculture sciences. "
- Ahmed Al-wadaey

About the Author

Born in California and raised in Israel, Dr. Daniel Hillel acquired an early and lifelong love of the land and a commitment to understanding and protecting the natural environment. Through decades of work in some thirty countries, he has become an international authority on sustainable management of land and water resources. Dr. Hillel has served as professor of soil physics, hydrology and the environmental sciences at leading universities in the U.S. and abroad, and has been a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations. Among the honors he has received are the Chancellor's Medal for Exemplary Service at the University of Massachusetts , a Guggenheim award, and Doctorates of Science honoris causa by Guelph University of Canada and Ohio State University . Dr. Hillel is an elected Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy and was granted the Distinguished Service Award by the latter societies. He has published well over 300 scientific papers and research reports, and authored or edited twenty two books. His definitive textbooks on environmental physics have been use by universities and research institutions throughout the world and have been translated into twelve languages.

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