This important new volume presents a plethora of research on the distribution of heavy metals in soils and rocks of natural
habitats, farmlands, and urbanized areas along with the factors influencing their bioavailability. The authors evaluate the
content of organic matter, soil acidity, mineral fertilizers, and more. Developed for ecologists and specialists in the field
of environmental protection and the conservation of biological diversity, the book presents the problems of reducing the anthropogenic
load on the surrounding countryside and focuses on sustainable agricultural development.