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Soils of Volcanic Regions in Europe

Edited By: O Arnalds, F Bartoli, P Buurman, H Oskarsson, G Stoops and E Garcia-Rodeja

649 pages, 169 illus

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jan 2007 | #164036 | ISBN-13: 9783540487104
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Soils of volcanic areas often exhibit unique properties differentiating them from other soils on Earth. This publication compiles information gained by an EU research network over six years of research on European volcanic soils. The book gives comprehensive coverage of soils in volcanic regions within Europe, dealing with most aspects of modern day soil science. New methodology is introduced and the synthesis of the research casts a new light on soils with andic soil properties. It covers a range of issues such as mineralogy, chemistry, physics, biology, soil genesis, classification, land use and pollution. The accompanying CD consists of numerous colour photographs of soil profiles and landscapes. It also contains micrographs, figures, soil descriptions and data files.

Aus den Rezensionen: "... Wissenschaftliche Konferenzen und Workshops vertieften die Kooperation, Teilergebnisse veroffentlichte man 2003 und 2004 vorab; die Endergebnisse sind in diesem Buch zusammengefasst. Das Werk ist in funf Einheiten gegliedert. ... Die beiliegende CD-ROM enthalt Bodenbeschreibungen, Datenfiles, Farbfotos von Bodenprofilen sowie eine Fulle von Dunnschlifffotos, Gesteinen im Handstuck, Grafiken und verschiedenen anderen Abbildungen. ... Das durchweg in englischer Sprache abgefasste Buch ist augenblicklich das aktuellste und umfassendste Werk uber vulkanische Boden ... Nur wenige SW-Fotos und viele SW-Grafiken begleiten den umfangreichen Text des Hardcover-Buches ..." (C. SCHMITT-RIEGRAF, in: Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie. Teil II: Palaontologie, August/2009, Issue 3/4, S. 500 ff.)


Contents

European Volcanic Soil Resources.- Reference Pedons: Morphology, Mineralogy and Classification.- Reference Pedons: Chemical and Biological Characteristics.- Reference Pedons: Physical Characteristics.- Volcanic Soils and Land Use.

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