The essential soil science text for Australian students Soils is a practically focused soil science text, designed to give a sound understanding of soils for those studying or working in environmental management, soil conservation and natural resource management. The authors have put soils and soil management into the context of the management of natural resources at the broadest level, providing a practical description of soils and their properties. The book examines the different kinds of degradation to which soils are susceptible, and describes the available methods of soil management and conservation. Reflects recent changes in natural resource management in Australia Land management in Australia has undergone significant changes in recent years. New issues and concerns have emerged in response to the development of new methodologies for land management and environmental issues. This text explores the relevance of soils to the ecological sustainability of land use practices, catchment management and the management of water resources, reflecting the recent changes in natural resource management in Australia. Revised, updated and redesigned This third edition has been re-designed and updated.