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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

"The Future of Soil Science"

The Future of Soil Science"The Future of Soil Science" contains the views from 55 soil scientists in 28 countries – from Finland to South Africa, from Canada to Ghana, Malaysia and China. The result is a palette of opinions and views reflecting great diversity but also several commonalities. It aims to feed the discussion of the pessimists (“pedology is dead and buried”) and the optimists (“future for soil science is brighter than ever”), and makes background reading for the 18th World Congress of Soil Science in Philadelphia, USA. This book is compulsory reading for anyone interested in soil science and its future directions.

© IUSS 2006
PO Box 353, 6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands. The Future of Soil Science / edited by Alfred E Hartemink (1964). Wageningen: IUSS International Union of Soil Sciences, 165 pp. ISBN 90-71556-16-6.

The book was freely available for all participants of the 18th World Congress of Soil Science in Philadelphia, in 2006.

The book costs €25 (including postage) – please transfer to:
ISSS
Postbus 353, 6700 AJ Wageningen
The Netherlands

Account number: 4088603
IBAN-NL31PSTB0004088603
Swift code: PSTBNL21

Post address of the bank:
Postbank, Financial Plaza
Postbus 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

In Dutch:
Giro 4088603 t.n.v. ISSS Wageningen o.v.v. The Future of Soil Science Book
You will receive the book when the money has been transferred. If you have any questions send an e-mail to alfred.hartemink@wur.nl

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Contributors

Anderson, Darwin (Canada), Arnalds, Olafur (Iceland), Arnold, Dick (USA), Baveye, Philippe (USA), Bekunda, Mateete (Uganda), Blum, Winfried (Austria), Borggaard, Ole (Denmark), Bouma, Johan (Netherlands), Breuning-Madsen, Henrik (Denmark), Burghardt, Wolfgang (Germany), Coughlan, Kep (Cambodia), Dobos, Endre (Hungary), Dumanski, Julian (Canada), Eswaran, Hari (USA), Fowler, Richard (South Africa), Frossard, Emmanuel (Switzerland), Gachene, C. (Kenya), Grunwald, Sabine (USA), Hartemink, Alfred (Netherlands), Hartmann, Christian (France), Ibáñez, Juan José (Spain), Kalra, Yash (Canada), Kapur, Selim (Turkey), King, Dominique (France), Kirk, Guy (United Kingdom), Kirkham, Mary Beth (USA), Lal, Rattan (USA), Lin, Henry (USA), Makeschin, Franz (Germany), McBratney, Alex (Australia), McKenzie, Neil (Australia), Mermut, Ahmet (Canada), Minhas, P.S. (India), Nieder, Rolf (Germany), Noble, Andrew (Malaysia), Nortcliff, Stephen (United Kingdom), Petersen, Gary (USA), Pla Sentís, Ildefonso (Spain), Powlson, David (United Kingdom), Rao, D.L.N. (India), Rashid, Abdul (Pakistan), Ryan, John (Syria), Samra, J.S. (India),Shi, Xuezheng (China), Sparks, Don (USA), Swift, Roger (Australia), Targulian, Victor (Russia), Thiombiano, Lamourdia (Ghana), van Meirvenne, Marc (Belgium), Várallyay, György (Hungary), Weber, Jerzy (Poland), Wessolek, Gerd (Germany), Yli-Halla, Markku (Finland), Zhang, Fusuo (China), Zhou, Jianmin (China)