Successfully practicing hydroponics requires a working knowledge of the mechanics of plant growth and a firm grasp of the hydroponics process. Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower clearly explains the basics of plant growth and development, the different methods of preparing and using hydroponic nutrient solutions, and hydroponic options for various environmental conditions. It gives the reader instructions for simple experiments and a number of helpful charts, tables and illustrations.Completely up-to-date, the book also describes, in detail, all the latest techniques for hydroponic growing. It addresses new challenges in the field such as growing food for astronauts, practicing hydroponics in inhospitable environments and updating nutrient element supplies for the demands of the next century. It's an ideal guide for anyone interested in plants and how they grow -- from casual hobbyists and students to commercial growers and professional plant researchers.-- Gives detailed descriptions of the most commonly used hydroponic growing procedures-- Provides clear explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each hydroponic growth system-- Describes the basic concepts of plant growth and development-- Lists numerous solution formulas and ways these solutions can be used and monitored-- Outlines experiments that can be used by students to successfully grow plants hydroponicallyJones, J. Benton, Jr. is the author of 'Hydroponics A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower' with ISBN 9781884015328 and ISBN 1884015328.