RAYMOND W. MILLER and DUANE T. GARDINER. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. 2001. Cloth bound with CD-ROM, 642 p. $100.00. ISBN 0-13-020036-0.

Introductory soil science is taught to a large number of students at the freshman and sophomore levels. Several textbooks are available for introductory soil science courses. Among these texts, the Miller and Gardiner book belongs in an intermediate category in terms of content and breadth: it is more comprehensive than books like Plaster's Soil Science and Management (E.J. Plaster, 1997, Delmar Publishers, Albany, NY), but less comprehensive than the classic The Nature and Properties of Soils...

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