Graduate Student Publications

McNear, D.H., R. Tappero, and D.L. Sparks. 2005. Shining light on metals in the environment. Elements 1:211-216.

Paul, K.W., M.J. Borda, J.D. Kubicki, and D.L. Sparks. 2005. Effect of dehydration on sulfate coordination and speciation at the Fe-(hydr)oxide-water interface: A molecular orbital/density functional theory and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic investigation. Langmuir 21:11071-11078.

Qi, Y.N., S. Gillow, D.S. Herson, and S.K. Dentel. 2004. Reactivation and/or growth of fecal coliform bacteria during centrifugal dewatering of anaerobically digested biosolids. Water Sci. Technol. 50:115-120.

Shober, A.L., and J.T. Sims. 2003. Phosphorus restrictions for land application of biosolids: Current status and future trends. J. Environ. Qual. 32:1955-1964.

Staats, K., Y. Arai, and D.L. Sparks. 2004. Alum amendment effects on phosphorus release and distribution in poultry manure amended sandy soils. J. Environ. Qual. 33:1904-1911.

Usher, C.R., K.W. Paul, J. Narayansamy, J.D. Kubicki, D.L. Sparks, M.A. Schoonen, and D.R. Strongin. 2005. Mechanistic aspects of pyrite oxidation in an oxidizing gaseous environment: An in situ HATR-IR isotope study. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39:7576-7584.

General Publications

Broiler Production and the Environment: 2006 - Bulletin EB 368 - University of Maryland with Dr. Tom Sims contributing (35 pages)

A Nutrient Management Bibliography - Publications of the Faculty and Staff of the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources - 2005 - A Joint Publication of the Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality and the University of Delaware Soil Testing Program (58 pages)

Exploring Sustainability in Agriculture - USDA Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education Program (16 pages)

Soil and Life: A New Educational Product for Middle School - American Geological Institute and the Carolina Biological Supply Company - Click here to read description - Available for order at www.carolina.com

Sustaining Our Soils and Society - American Geological Institute, Soil Science Society of America, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Click here to read description - Available for order at www.agiweb.org/pubs

Water and the Environment - American Geological Institute - Click here to read description - Available for order at www.agiweb.org/pubs

Dirt (Jump into Science Books) - National Geographic Society - Click here to read description (for 4- to 8-year-olds) - Available for order at www.nationalgeographic.com

Descriptions of Some Publications

Soils and Life

 This instructional resource, written by Dr. Robert W. Ridky, National Education Coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey, presents 6 interdisciplinary modules and 23 inquiry-based activities. Topics addressed in Soil and Life include: physical and chemical properties of soil (including soil development, composition, soil components, and water interactions); soil and land use; agriculture and economics of soil; art and soil; and more. Written expressly to the National Science Education Standards, each lesson contains clear objectives, instructor background information on science content and suggested instructional approaches. A separately bound teacher's guide and reproducible, loose-leaf student activity sheets, embedded assessments, and up-to-date resource and reference material are included with each topic.

Published jointly by the American Geological Institute and the Carolina Biological Supply Company, available for purchase from both Carolina Biological Supply Company (2700 York Road, Burlington, NC 27215-3398) and the American Geological Institute. Order on-line: www.carolina.com or call (800.334-5551). Cost: $49.95. ISBN 0-89278-038-X. Item No.: WW-GEO749


Sustaining Our Soils and Society

Sustaining Our Soils and Society is a high-quality, four-color publication that explores our most precious natural resources. The softcover publication is divided into six sections - It Helps to Know, Why Soils are Important, Soils and Construction, Food and Fiber Production, Environmental Consequences of Mismanagement, and Improving and Sustaining Our Soils. Additional features include a colorful two-page map of soil distribution in the United States, an educational glossary consisting of 100 soil terms, additional information on career opportunities, and an 18" x 24" four-color poster featuring a variety of soil types. The reverse side of the poster provides step by step instructions on how to make your own soil probe and collect your first soil sample! An assortment of classroom investigations are included. Thomas E. Loynachan, Kirk W. Brown, Terrence H. Cooper, and Murray H. Milford, ed. Softcover, color, 64 pages, 1999.

Published by the American Geological Institute in cooperation with the Soil Science Society of America and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. (ISBN 0-922152-50-0, 64 pages, 1 lb., Item No. 603601). Download the book at http://www.agiweb.org/pubs/pubdetail.html?item=603601 Copies are available from AGI at a list price of $9.95. Members of AGI member societies receive a 20% discount. Orders may be placed through the AGI Publications Center at http://www.agiweb.org/pubs, or by mail, telephone, fax, or e-mail (American Geological Institute, Attention: Publications Center, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, Tel: (703) 379-2480, Fax: (703) 379-7563, E-mail: pubs@agiweb.org). For deliveries in the contiguous U.S., please add $7.00 for postage and handling for the first copy and $1.25 more for each additional copy. Orders to addresses in Maryland and Virginia are subject to the applicable sales tax. All orders must be prepaid. Please make your check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds payable to the American Geological Institute. AGI also accepts VISA and MasterCard. Orders are shipped by UPS Standard Service, whenever possible, and take two to three weeks for delivery. For additional information, bulk order pricing, or costs for overseas shipping, contact the AGI Publications Center.


Water and the Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2003

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Water, not oil or minerals, is the most controlling resource on Earth. Its many uses include growing our food, generating power, enabling recreation, providing transportation, and sustaining life itself. All of these uses are controlled by water's distribution, quantity, availability, and quality. Water and the Environment, a richly-illustrated, 64-page book recently published by the American Geological Institute, provides basic information about this precious resource and how we can protect and manage it. Included in each book is a colorful 18" x 24" poster that vividly details the many roles water plays in our lives and describes ways that every citizen can use water wisely.

Intended for educators, policy makers, and the general public, Water and the Environment is written in non-technical language, contains many photographs and graphics, and uses actual examples to demonstrate the importance of water to the environment and how we manage water resources to improve our standard of living. The book also provides a general overview of surface water, ground water, water quality, water in the atmosphere, and how water shapes the Earth. Noting in the Preface that "water is essential to life," the authors, hydrologists Stephen J. Vandas, Thomas C. Winter, and William A. Battaglin, address water-related environmental concerns arising from naturally occurring and human activities and provide important information about protecting and conserving our water resources to meet future needs. "All of the water on Earth, salty and fresh, is part of the hydrologic cycle that must be studied in great detail locally and worldwide to provide the data needed to properly develop and manage this most valuable resource," states Philip E. LaMoreaux, chairman of AGI's Environmental Geoscience Advisory Committee, in the book's Foreword.

Water and the Environment is the fifth publication in the AGI Environmental Awareness Series and was prepared under the sponsorship of AGI's Environmental Geoscience Advisory Committee with support from the AGI Foundation. The objective of the Environmental Awareness series is to promote better understanding of the role of the Earth sciences in all
aspects of environmental concerns and issues. Since its formation in 1993, AGI's Environmental Geoscience Advisory Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Philip E. LaMoreaux and Dr. Stephen H. Stow, has assisted the Institute by identifying projects and activities that will help AGI achieve this goal. For additional information about AGI's environmental geoscience program, contact Travis L. Hudson, AGI Director of Environmental Affairs, by e-mail, ageology@olypen.com, or by phone, (360) 582-1844.

Copies of Water and the Environment (ISBN 0-922152-63-2, 64 pages, 1 lb., Item No. 633601) are available from AGI at a list price of $15.95. Members of AGI member societies receive a 20% discount. Orders may be placed through the AGI Publications Center at http://www.agiweb.org/pubs, or by mail, telephone, fax, or e-mail (American Geological Institute, Attention: Publications Center, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, Tel: (703) 379-2480, Fax: (703) 379-7563, E-mail: pubs@agiweb.org). For deliveries in the contiguous U.S., please add $7.00 for postage and handling for the first copy and $1.25 more for each additional copy. Orders to addresses in Maryland and Virginia are subject to the applicable sales tax. All orders must be prepaid. Please make your check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. funds payable to the American Geological Institute. AGI also accepts VISA and MasterCard. Orders are shipped by UPS Standard Service, whenever possible, and take two to three weeks for delivery. For additional information, bulk order pricing, or costs for overseas shipping, contact the AGI Publications Center.
 


Dirt (Jump into Science Books)

A gardening star-nosed mole is your guide to the world beneath your feet. Dirt, also known as soil, supports living things from plants to earthworms to microbes to you. How does it do it? What else does dirt do? Find out here as you learn how soil is made, how soil changes if you dig deep enough, and what each layer of soil is called. Then see why soil is sometimes at risk and how we can help protect it. When you're through jumping into the science of soil, you won't ever forget the magic of the mole's underground world down deep in the dirt.

ISBN 0-7922-8204-3, 32 pages, hardcover are available from National Geographic Society at a list price of $16.95.

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