Nitrogen Fixation at the Millennium by G.J. Leigh
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Nitrogen Fixation at the Millennium
By G.J. Leigh

Nitrogen Fixation at the Millennium

Edited by See other recent books by G.J. Leigh
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $290.00
Your Price: $261.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $29.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $13.05 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Nitrogen Fixation at the Millennium by G.J. Leigh

Book Description

The turn of the millennium from the twentieth to the twenty-first century provides an occasion to review our understanding of a biological process, biological nitrogen fixation, that is of prime importance for the continued survival of mankind. This process has provided a basis for maintaining soil fertility since the beginning of organised agriculture, yet its very existence was confirmed only just over a century ago. In the intervening years, an enormous intellectual effort has dispersed much of the mystery surrounding biological nitrogen fixation. Biological fixation is widely exploited in agriculture, as are nitrogen fertilisers prepared for the last hundred years under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure. However, despite all our efforts, the fundamental nature of the reactions involved at the heart of the biological process remain unknown. This book aims to describe what we have learned in the last one hundred years or so about biological nitrogen fixation, about what its chemistry appears to be, and how it is applied in agriculture. This ambitious objective has not been attempted recently. It is aimed at students and those who wish to enter these very challenging areas of research, and who need to learn the state of the art at the turn of the millennium. The authors are all acknowledged world experts in their fields. They have prepared concise, well referenced and authoritative accounts of their subjects. This book provides a unique summary of the current state of knowledge that will be indispensable to all students and researchers, actual and potential, interested in biological nitrogen fixation.

Buy Nitrogen Fixation at the Millennium book by G.J. Leigh from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780444509659
ISBN-10: 0444509658
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 165mm x 24mm)
Pages: 470
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author G.J. Leigh

World's Greatest Fix by G.J. Leigh World's Greatest Fix, Hardback (September 2004)

Tells the story of how humans have used their ingenuity throughout history to maintain soil fertility, and to avoid famine through productive agriculture. This work shows how the development of towns and fixed settlements meant that methods had to be found to maintain the fertility of fields exploited year after year.

» View all books by G.J. Leigh


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Nitrogen Fixation at the Millennium book by G.J. Leigh and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by G.J. Leigh close
World's Greatest Fix by G.J. Leigh
» close