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Trace Elements in Soils and Plants

4th Edition

By Alina Kabata-Pendias

CRC Press

548 pages | 106 B/W Illus.

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Still the Gold Standard Resource on Trace Elements and Metals in Soils

This highly anticipated fourth edition of the bestselling Trace Elements in Soils and Plants reflects the explosion of research during the past decade regarding the presence and actions of trace elements in the soil-plant environment. The book provides information on the biogeochemistry of these elements and explores how they affect food quality.

Incorporating data from over 1500 new resources, this edition includes the most up-to-date information on the relationship of trace elements to topics such as:

  • Soil natural/background contents
  • Sorption/desorption processes
  • Anthropogenic impact and soil phytoremediation
  • Phytoavailability and functions in plants
  • Contents of food plants

The book discusses the assessment of the natural/background content of trace elements in soil, bioindication of the chemical status of environmental compartments, soil remediation, and hyperaccumulation and phytoextraction of trace metals from the soil. The table of contents reflects the IUPAC’s recommendation for numbering element groups, giving the new edition an updated organizational flow.

Trace Elements in Soils and Plants, Fourth Edition illustrates why trace elements’ behavior in soil controls their transfer in the food chain, making this book an invaluable reference for agronomists, soil and plant scientists, nutritionists, and geochemists.

Reviews

As a teaching resource in biogeochemistry I found it had a lot of potential, giving good entry points into the literature for undergraduate students who might be given essay topics on how a particular element behaves in the plant and soil environment, particularly those elements of a more exotic bent. It also provides a lot of contextual information about environmental, soils and plant concentrations and their sources, providing a good overview as to drivers of element availability such as pH, organic matter, interactions with other elements and mineral content. … It is a welcome addition to my library and I will certainly be pointing students in its direction.

—Andrew A. Meharg, in Experimental Agriculture, Oct 2011, Vol 47(4)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Biosphere

Chapter 2 The Anthroposphere

Introduction

Air Pollution

Water Pollution

Soil

Plants

Chapter 3 Soils and Soil Processes

Introduction

Weathering Processes

Pedogenic Processes

Chapter 4 Soil Constituents

Introduction

Trace Elements

Minerals

Organic Matter

Organisms in Soils

Chapter 5 Trace Elements in Plants

Introduction

Absorption

Translocation

Availability

Essentiality and Deficiency

Toxicity and Tolerance

Speciation

Interaction

Chapter 6 Elements of Group 1 (Previously Group Ia)

Introduction

Lithium

Rubidium

Cesium

Chapter 7 Elements of Group 2 (Previously Group IIa)

Beryllium

Strontium

Barium

Radium

Chapter 8 Elements of Group 3 (Previously Group IIIb)

Scandium

Yttrium

Lanthanides

Actinides

Chapter 9 Elements of Group 4 (Previously Group IVb)

Titanium

Zirconium

Hafnium

Chapter 10 Elements of Group 5 (Previously Group Vb)

Vanadium

Niobium

Tantalum

Chapter 11 Elements of Group 6 (Previously Group VIb)

Chromium

Molybdenum

Tungsten

Chapter 12 Elements of Group 7 (Previously Group VIIb)

Manganese

Technetium

Rhenium

Chapter 13 Elements of Group 8 (Previously Part of Group VIII)

Iron

Ruthenium

Osmium

Chapter 14 Elements of Group 9 (Previously Part of Group VIII)

Cobalt

Rhodium

Iridium

Chapter 15 Elements of Group 10 (Previously Part of Group VIII)

Nickel

Palladium

Platinum

Chapter 16 Elements of Group 11 (Previously Group Ib)

Copper

Silver

Gold

Chapter 17 Trace Elements of Group 12 (Previously of Group IIb)

Zinc

Cadmium

Mercury

Chapter 18 Elements of Group 13 (Previously Group IIIa)

Boron

Aluminum

Gallium

Indium

Thallium

Chapter 19 Elements of Group I4 (Previously Group IVa)

Silicon

Germanium

Tin

Lead

Chapter 20 Elements of Group 15 (Previously Group Va)

Arsenic

Antimony

Bismuth

Chapter 21 Elements of Group 16 (Previously Group VIa)

Selenium

Tellurium

Polonium

Chapter 22 Elements of Group 17 (Previously Group VIIa)

Fluorine

Chlorine

Bromine

Iodine

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science