Elsevier Publishes Four New Books in Environmental Sciences Portfolio

Books Focus on Breakthroughs in the Study of Soil and Water

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - November 12, 2014) - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of four new environmental science books offering the latest information on the study of soil and water, including the fourth edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry, written by Eldor Paul, Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University.

The study and understanding of soil biota, their function, and the dynamics of soil organic matter has been revolutionized by molecular and instrumental techniques, and information technology. The new edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry updates this widely used reference with all of the latest concepts and provides readable, practical, impactful information for its many applied and fundamental disciplines.

Dr. Paul's research focuses on the dynamics of soil organic matter and the microbial ecology of soil. During his time at Michigan State, he was professor of soil microbiology and biochemistry, and crop and soil sciences. Dr. Paul earned degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of ASA, SSSA, the Canadian Society of Soil Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The new environmental science books are:

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier's full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,200 peer-reviewed journals and more than 25,000 book titles.

Notes for Editors
Review copies of the books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Michelle McMahon at m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com or +1 781 663 2268.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions -- among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey -- and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

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