This important text offers a balanced coverage of an area of major human and environmental significance. Lying at the interface of the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere, soils are of major importance to an understanding of both natural environmental processes and thoses affected by human activity. Soils and Environment examines the ways in which soils both influence, and are influenced by, the environment. assuming only a basic scientific knowledge, the book analyses the constituents and properties of soils, and the processes and pathways of soil formation within the context of environmental change. examining soils as components of natural environmental systems, this book offers an understanding of soil-human interactions in landuse systems, environmental problems and landuse management, and soil survey and land evaluation.Ellis, Steve is the author of 'Soils and Environment' with ISBN 9780415068888 and ISBN 0415068886.