Books

As a service to all scientists who are interested in humic substances, we have compiled a list of reference books dealing with humic substances in soils, sediments, and natural waters. We need input from readers to keep this list up-to-date. If you know of a good book that should be on this list, please inform the Webmaster.

  1. Fritz H. Frimmel, Gudrun Abbt-Braun (Eds.): Humic Substances – Linking Structure to Functions. Proceedings of the 13th Meeting of the International Humic Substances Society, July 30 to August 2, 2006, Universität Karlsruhe, 2006, 492 S. (45-I), 623 S. (45-II). ISSN: 1612-118X.
  2. E. A. Ghabbour and G. Davies, Eds., Humic Substances: Molecular Details and Applications in Land and Water Conservation, Taylor & Francis, Inc., New York, 2005. ISBN 1-59169-031-5.
  3. C. E. W. Steinberg, Ecology of Humic Substances in Freshwaters, Springer, Heidelberg, 2003, ISBN 3-540-43922-6.
  4. E. A. Ghabbour and G. Davies , Eds., Humic Substances: Nature’s Most Versatile Materials, Taylor & Francis, New York, 2003, ISBN 1-59169-015-3.
  5. K. H. Tan, Humic Matter in Soil and the Environment. Principles and Controversies, Marcel Dekker Inc., 2003, ISBN 0-8247-4272-9.
  6. E. Tipping, Cation Binding by Humic Substances, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  7. F. H. Frimmel, G. Abbt-Braun, K. G. Heumann, B. Hock, H.-D. Luedemann, and M. Spiteller, Eds., Refractory Organic Substances in the Environment, Wiley-VCH, 2002.
  8. E. A. Ghabbour and G. Davies , Eds., Humic Substances: Structures, Models and Functions, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 2001, ISBN 0-85404-811-1.
  9. R. S. Swift and K. M. Spark, Eds., Understanding and Managing Organic Matter in Soils, Sediments, and Waters. International Humic Substances Society, St. Paul, MN, USA, 2001.
  10. C. E. Clapp, M. H. B. Hayes, N. Senesi, P. R. Bloom, and P. M. Jardine, Eds., Humic Substances and Chemical Contaminants, Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI, USA, 2001.
  11. E. A. Ghabbour and G. Davies , Eds., Humic Substances Versatile Components of Plants, Soil and Water, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 2000, ISBN 0-85404-855-3.
  12. E. A. Ghabbour and G. Davies , Eds., Understanding Humic Substances: Advanced Methods, Properties and Uses, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 1999, ISBN 0-85404-799-9.
  13. Hessen D. O., Tranvik L. J., Eds. Aquatic Humic Substances–Ecology and Biogeochemistry. Springer-Verlag, Berlin,1998.
  14. Davies, G.; Ghabbour, E. A., Eds. Humic Substances: Structures, Properties and  Uses, Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 1998, ISBN 0-85404-704-2.
  15. Drozd, J., Gonet, S. S., Senesi, N., Weber, J., Eds. The Role of Humic Substances in the Ecosystems and in Environmental Protection. PTSH-Polish Society of Humic Subtances, Wroclaw, Poland, 1997.
  16. Hayes, M. H. B.; Wilson, W. R., Eds. Humic Substances, Peats and Sludges.  Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 1997.
  17. Clapp, C. E., Hayes, M. H. B., Senesi, N., Griffith, S. M., Eds. Humic Substances  and Organic Matter in Soil and Water Environments. International Humic Substances Society, St. Paul, MN, 1996.
  18. Gaffney, J. S., Marley, N. A., Clark, S. B., Eds. Humic and Fulvic Acids. ACS Symposium Series No. 651, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC , 1996.
  19. de Bertoldi, M., Sequi, P., Lemmes, B., Papi, T., Eds. The Science of Composting.  Parts 1 and 2. Blackie (a division of Chapman & Hall), London, 1996.
  20. Piccolo, A., Ed. Humic Substances in Terrestrial Ecosystems.  Elsevier, 1996.
  21. Sparks, D. L. Environmental Soil Chemistry. Academic Press, San Diego, 1995.
  22. Zepp, R. G., Sonntag, Ch., Eds. The Role of Nonliving Organic Matter in the Earth’s Carbon Cycle. Wiley, Chichester, 1995.
  23. Senesi, N., Miano, T. M., Eds. Humic Substances in the Global Environment and Implications for Human Health. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1994.
  24. McBride, M. B. Environmental Chemistry of Soils. Oxford University Press, New  York, 1994.
  25. Stevenson, F. J. Humus Chemistry, 2nd Ed.. Wiley, New York, 1994.
  26. Ziechmann, W. Humic Substances. BI Wissenschaftsverlag, Mannheim, 1993.
  27. Beck, A.J., Jones, K.C., Hayes, M.H.B., Mingelgrin, U. Organic Substances in Soil and Water: Natural Constituents and Their Influences on Contaminant Behaviour.  The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 200 p., 1993.
  28. Salonen, K., Kairesalo, T., Jone, R. I., Eds. Dissolved Organic Matter in Lacustrine Ecosystems: Energy Source and System Regulator. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1992.
  29. Senesi, N., Miano, T.M. Abstracts of Oral and Poster Papers at the Sixth International Meeting of IHSS, September 20-25, 1992, Monopoli (Bari), Italy, 1992.
  30. Ishiwatari, R., Lowe, L., McKnight, D., Shinozuka, N. and Yonebayashi, K., Special Issue: Advances in Humic Substances Research, a Collection of Papers from the Fifth International Meeting of IHSS, Nagoya, Japan, 6-11 August, 1990, The Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 117/118: 1-591, 1992.
  31. Wilson, W. R., Ed. Advances in Soil Organic Matter Research: The Impact on Agriculture and the Environment. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 1991.
  32. Perdue, E. M., Gjessing, E. T., Eds. Organic Acids in Aquatic Ecosystems. Wiley-Interscience, Chichester, 1990
  33. MacCarthy, P., Clapp, C.E., Malcolm, R.L., Bloom, P.R. Humic Substances in Soil and Crop Sciences: Selected Readings.  Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy, Madison, Wisconsin. 281 p., 1990.
  34. Ishiwatari, R. Abstracts of Oral and Poster Papers at the Fifth International Meeting of IHSS, August 6-10, 1990, Nagoya, Japan, 1990.
  35. Hayes, M. H. B., MacCarthy, P., Malcolm, R. L., Swift, R. S., Eds. Humic Substances II: In Search of Structure. Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1989.
  36. Sparks, D. L. Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes. Academic Press, San Diego, 1989.
  37. Suffet, I. H., MacCarthy, P., Eds. Aquatic Humic Substances: Influence of Fate and Treatment of Pollutants, Advances in Chemistry Series 219, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC 1989.
  38. Averett, R.C., Leenheer, J.A., McKnight, D.M., Thorn, K.A.  Humic Substances in the Suwannee River, Georgia: Interactions, Properties, and Proposed Structures, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-577, Denver, Colorado. 377 p., 1989.
  39. Thorn, K.A., Folan, D.W.,  MacCarthy, P. Characterization of the IHSS Standard and Reference Fulvic and Humic Acids by Solution State 13C and ‘H NMR Spectrometry.  U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4196. 93 p., 1989.
  40. Saiz-Jimenez, C.,  Rosell, R.A., Albaiges, J. Special Issue of Humic Substances Research from the Fourth International Meeting of IHSS, Matalascanas Beach, Huelva, Spain, October 3-7, 1988, The Science of the Total Environment, 81/82:1-723, 1989.
  41. Frimmel, F. H., Christman, R. F., Eds. Humic Substances and Their Role in the Environment, Wiley-Interscience, Chichester, 1988.
  42. Saiz-Jimenez, C. Abstracts of Oral and Poster papers at the Fourth International Meeting of IHSS, October 3-7, 1988, Matalascanas Beach, Huelva, Spain, 1988.
  43. Becker, G.  Special Issue of Humic Substances Research from the Third International Meeting of IHSS, Oslo, Norway, August 4-8, 1986, The Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 62:1-505, 1987.
  44. Kumada, K., Chemistry of Soil Organic Matter, Japan Scientific Societies Press, Tokyo and Elsevier, Amsterdam, 241 pp., 1987.
  45. Becker, G., Gjessing, E..  Abstracts of Oral and Poster Papers of the Third International Meeting of IHSS, August 4-8, 1986, Oslo, Norway,1986.
  46. Orlov, D. S. Humus Acids of Soils. A. A. Balkema/Rotterdam, 1985.
  47. Thurman, E. M. Organic Geochemistry of Natural Waters. Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers, Dortrecht, 1985.
  48. Aiken, G. R., McKnight, D.M., Wershaw, R. L., MacCarthy, P., Eds. Humic Substances in Soil, Sediment, and Water. Wiley-Interscience, New York,1985.
  49. Baker, E.W., Ed. Proceedings of the First Meeting of the International Humic Substances Society, Estes Park, Colorado, August 1983. Organic Geochemistry 8:1-146, 1985
  50. M.A. Rashid, Geochemistry of Marine Humic Compounds, Springer-Verlag, New York , 300 pp., 1985 , ISBN 0-387-96135-6 and ISBN 3-540-96135-6.
  51. Hayes, M. H. B., Swift, R. S., Eds. Volunteered Papers–2nd International Conference. International Humic Substances Society, University of Birmingham, Birmingham UK, 1984.
  52. Christmann, R. F., Gjessing, E. T., Eds. Aquatic and Terrestrial Humic Materials. Ann Arbor Science Publishera, Michigan 1983.
  53. Povoledo, D. and Golterman, H.L. (Editors) Humic Substances, their Structure and Function in the Biosphere, Proccedings of an Iinternational Meeting held at Nieuwersluis, the Netherlands, May 29-31, 1972. Wageningen, Centre for Agricultural Publishing and Documentation, 368 pp., 1975.
  54. Schnitzer, M., Khan, S. U. Humic Substances in the Environment. Marcel Dekker, INC., New York, 1972.
  55. Scheffer, F., Ulrich, B. Humus und Humusdüngung – Morphologie, Biologie, Chemie und Dynamik des Humus, Ferdinand Enke Verlag Stuttgart, 1960.
  56. M. M. Kononowa: Die Humusstoffe des Bodens, VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften Berlin, 1958.