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The Soils of Croatia

Series: World Soils Book Series

By: Ferdo Bašić (Author)

252 pages, 164 colour & 1 b/w illustrations, 48 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jan 2013 | #203210 | ISBN-13: 9789400758148
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NHBS Price: £96.99 $123/€116 approx

About this book

The Soils of Croatia is a six-chapter book detailing all aspects of Croatian soils. The Soils of Croatia presents, in a reader friendly way, the lively history of pedology in Croatia. It explains soils as natural resources for this country and offers a detailed view on the different agricultural regions referenced in Croatia. The Soils of Croatia also contains useful information regarding the different factors of soil genesis in the different regions as well as on soil taxonomy and it gives a very detailed classification of different Croatian Soils. Overall, The Soils of Croatia contains everything that pedologists, students and anyone else interested in Croatian soils should know about.


Contents

- Acknowledgments
- Preface
- Introduction
- Soil as a natural resource of Croatia
- Agricultural regions of Croatia
- Factors of soil genesis
- Soil taxonomy in Croatia
- Pedosphere of Croatia


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Biography

Prof. Ferdo Bašić is Professor Emeritus and world experts on Soils. Prof Bašić has been working at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zagreb (Croatia) since 1984 and is specialized in soil protection and monitoring, as well as water erosion and land management. He has also been involved in many other works, like the National Report on Food Security in 1996, has been president of the Croatian Society of Soil Science in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1993 and Deputy dean for scientific affairs at the faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zagreb from 1993 until 1997.

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