392 pages, 41 black & white illustrations
Demonstrating that a tropical climate may vary from hot and humid to cool and arctic with elevation, this book explores the climate, soil zones, and altitudinal variations in soil formation. The author discusses the genesis, properties, classification, and land use of the soils. He covers the development of soil science in Indonesia, the geography and geomorphology of the archipelago, climate, vegetation, and minerailzation and humidification processes. The book then examines the major soils in Indonesia, their genesis, properties, taxonomy, land sue, and evaluation. It addresses the cultivation of local farm, estate, and industrial crops and their differences from lowland to highland regions.
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