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Soil Micromorphology: Studies in Management and Genesis

Series: Developments in Soil Science Volume: 22

Edited By: AJ Ringrose-Voase and GS Humphreys

886 pages, Col & b/w photos, tabs, figs


Hardback | Dec 1993 | #38282 | ISBN: 0444897925
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Papers covering micromorphological studies of a wide variety of topics at various scales, including; soil management, soil structure, surface crusts, hardpans and cemented layers, soil biota, soil genesis, hyromorphic soils, paleosols, archeology, and general pedology.


A Selection of Papers. SOIL GENESIS. Micromorphology of soils of the humid tropics (G. Stoops et al.). Biogenic opal as an indicator of mixing in an Alfisol/Vertisol landscape (J.L. Boettinger). Morphology and origin of secondary calcite in soils from Beauce, France (S. Ould Mohamed, A. Bruand). Phases of calcrete (Nari) development as indicated by micromorphology (M. Wieder et al). Fabric features of laterite and plinthite layers of ultisols in northeast Thailand (A. Suddhiprakam, I. Kheoruenromne). HYDROMORPHIC SOILS. Aquic conditions for Soil Taxonomy: concepts, soil morphology and micromorphology (M.J. Vepraskas et al.). Saprolite influence on formation of well-drained and hydromorphic horizons in an acid soil system as determined by structural analysis (P. Curmi et al.). Forms of iron oxides in acid hydromorphic soil environments. Morphology and characterisation by selective dissolution (P. Curmi et al). PALEOSOLS. Micromorphology of paleosols - genetic and paleoenvironmental deductions: Case studies from central China, south India, N.W. Morocco and the Great Plains of the U.S.A. (A. Bronger et al). Pedosedimentary fabrics of soils within loess and colluvium in southem England and southem Germany (R.A. Kemp et al.). Soil and landscape processes evident in a hydromorphic grey earth (Plinthusalf), in semiarid tropical Australia (H.J. Mucher, R.J. Coventry). An exploratory examination of some relict hardpans in the coastal lowlands of southem Queensland (C.H. Thompson et al.). Micromorphology of polygenetic soils in a small watershed, north central Kansas, U.S.A. (W.A. Wehmueller et al). ARCHEOLOGY. Interpretation of interglacial cave sediments from a hominid site in North Wales: translocation of Ca-Fe-phosphates (D.A. Jenkins). Source materials, micromorphology, and the provenance of the storage jars from Roman Galilee (M. Wieder et al). GENERAL PEDOLOGY. Soil thin section description: higher levels of classification of microfabrics as a tool for interpretation (G. Stoops). Micromorphological classification of gypsiferous soil materials (G. Stoops, R.M. Poch). Proposals for classifying and describing secondary micro-structures observed within completely weathered minerals (J.E. Delvigne). SOIL BIOTA. The ultramicromorphology of soil biota in situ in natural soils: a review (R.C. Foster). Morphological aspects of microorganism habitats in a vertisol (J.L. Chotte et al.). The influence of fungus-cultivating ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae, Attini) on the morphology of andosols in Martinique (V. Eschenbrenner). Variability in the growth of Faidherbia albida near Niamey, Niger, Africa: micromorphological aspects of termite activity (R. Miedema et al.). Bioturbation, biofabrics and the biomantle: an example from the Sydney Basin (G.S. Humphreys). SOIL STRUCTURE. Image processing and soil micromorphology (C.J. Moran). Quantification. Some principles to be observed in the quantitative analysis of sections of soil (A.J Ringrose-Voase).

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