Soils: Their Properties and Management 3e is a practically oriented soil science text, designed to give a sound understanding of soils for those studying or working in environmental management, land conservation and soil management. The authors have put soils and soil conservation into the context of land management at its broadest level, providing a practical description of soils and their properties. The book examines the different kinds of degradation to which soils are susceptible, and describes the available methods of soil management and conservation. Throughout, the book has a strong practical emphasis based on the long experience of the authors contributing to each section. Since the publication of the second edition of this book in 2000, land management in Australia has undergone significant change. New issues and concerns have emerged, both in response to and as a result of the development of new methodologies for land management. The text explores the relevance of soils to matters of water quality, catchment management and the ecological sustainability of land use practices reflecting the recent changes in natural resource management in Australia.