Modeling Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics for Soil Management
|Rating||:||4.12 (737 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||672 Pages|
Each chapter is well referenced and contains its own table of contents. It would also lend itself well for use as a course textbook. "The book is authored by three experts in the field of agricultural system modeling. This is a well-written and useable book for both the practitioner and student of soil management" Journal of Environmental Engineering, Volume 128, Number 4, April 2002 . The writing is clear and logically ordered. Instructors could easily choose certain models or processes to cover their courses, or the order in which they are discussed. Each of the 19 chapters addresses a particular type of model. Organizing the material in this way makes the book useful to engineers wanting to find a model to solve or analyze a particular problem. A separate table of contents allows for easier use of individual chapters apart from the whole text and thus adds to the usability of the book
The book's coverage ranges from theoretical comparison of models to application of models to soil management problems, from laboratory applications to field and watershed scale applications, from short-term simulation to long-term prediction, and from DOS-based computer programs to Object-Oriented and Graphical Interface designs. In nineteen chapters, internationally known model developers and users update you on the current status and future direction of carbon and nitrogen modeling. However, many of the models are scattered in the literature, undergo constant modification, and similar models can have different names. Modeling Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics for Soil Management clarifies the confusion by presenting a systematic summary of the various models available. It provides information about strengths and weaknesses, level of complexity, easiness of use, and application range of each model. Since the 1950's, mathematical models have advanced our understanding of carbon and nitrogen cycling at both the micro- and macro-scales. With this broad scope, Modeling Carbon and Nitrogen Dynami
"Five Stars" according to Andrey Guber. It is difficult to find better book that describes C and N dynamics in soil, than this one.