Eric C. Brevik
Dickinson State University
I have a tie for my favorite books in soil science. They are Soils: Genesis and Geomorphology by R. Schaetzl and S. Anderson and Soil Genesis and Classification, 6th Edition by S.W. Buol, R.J. Southard, R.C. Graham, and P.A. McDaniel.
These books provide very good overviews of the modern status of the material they cover, and I find them highly valuable both as professional references and as textbooks for the soil genesis and survey class I teach. I am also rather partial to the subject material, as someone who did masters work in geomorphology and doctoral work in soil genesis and survey.