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Frontiers in Soil Science Research:Report of a Workshop

There has been renewed interest in soil and soil science in recent years as the recognition that biogeochemical processes that occur at the Earth's surface influence global climate change, land degradation and remediation, the fate and transport of nutrients and ...

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Earth Materials and Health: Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health

A range of natural earth materials, like arsenic or fluoride, have long been linked to significant human health effects. Improved understanding of the pervasive and complex interactions between earth materials and human health will require creative collaborations between earth scientists ...

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Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediments:Processes, Tools, and Applications

Bioavailability refers to the extent to which humans and ecological receptors are exposed to contaminants in soil or sediment. The concept of bioavailability has recently piqued the interest of the hazardous waste industry as an important consideration in deciding ...

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A Risk Management Strategy for PCB-Contaminated Sediments

This book provides a risk-based framework for developing and implementing strategies to manage PCB-contaminated sediments at sites around the country. The framework has seven stages, beginning with problem definition, continuing through assessment of risks and management options, and ending with ...

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(NAS Colloquium) Geology, Mineralogy, and Human Welfare

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Soil and Water Quality:An Agenda for Agriculture

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Soil Conservation:Assessing the National Resources Inventory, Volume 1

This new volume is the first independent analysis of an important national data base, the National Resources Inventory. It cites potential uses of the NRI in controlling soil erosion; determining land use; deciding conservation treatment; classifying soils; and protecting groundwater ...

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Soil Conservation:An Assessment of the National Resources Inventory, Volume 2

Written by the foremost authorities in the field, this volume brings together the technical papers from which Volume 1 is drawn. The 10 papers and discussion from a National Research Council symposium cover such topics as soil erosion classification, evaluating ...

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Land Use and Wildlife Resources

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