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The Soils of Mexico

Series: World Soils Book Series

By: Pavel Krasilnikov (Author), María del Carmen Gutiérrez Castorena (Author), Robert J Ahrens (Author), Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo (Author), Sergey Sedov (Author), Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo (Author)

192 pages, 104 colour & 6 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Jan 2013 | #203212 | ISBN-13: 9789400756595
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NHBS Price: £96.99 $119/€109 approx

About this book

Mexico is an extensive country with extremely complex mosaic of landscapes. The soils of Mexico have still not been completely studied, and there are few publications available on this subject. The Soils of Mexico provides a state-of-the-art view on Mexican soils, their geographical distribution, their use and degradation. This is a first attempt to give a systematized characteristic of soil resources of Mexico. Land resources of the second-biggest economy in Latin America are critical for its sustainable development, and a demand for adequate soil information is high. The information contained within can be used for any soil-related research done in Mexico and in neighboring countries. The Soils of Mexico includes detailed characteristics of soils of all the physiographic regions of Mexico with maps, photos and explanative schemes. The Soils of Mexico is based on the experiences of the authors in research and soil survey, as well as on the existent, mainly 'grey' literature on Mexican soils. The Soils of Mexico is recommended for researchers and university readers, students of all levels, practical laborers and decision-makers, working in the area of soil science, environmental issues, Earth sciences and land management and nature conservation.


- Preface
- Introduction
- Soil research and soil mapping history
- Factors of soil formation
- Major soil types and their classification
- Geographical Regionalization of the Mexican Territory
- Soil Degradation
- Soil and humans throughout the history
- Paleosols of Mexico

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