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The Soils of Antarctica

  • Includes first comprehensive description of key soil taxa, along with color photographs of Antarctic soils
  • Includes first maps of Antarctic soils
  • Updates last book on Antarctic soils published in 1987
  • Contributes to Springer's World Soils Book Series

Series: World Soils Book Series

By: James G Bockheim (Editor)

322 pages, 156 colour & 32 b/w photos, illustrations and maps


Hardback | Aug 2015 | #214608 | ISBN-13: 9783319054964
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NHBS Price: £180.00 $224/€207 approx

About this book

The Soils of Antarctica divides Antarctica into eight ice-free regions and provides information on the soils of each region. Soils have been studied in Antarctica for nearly 100 years. Although only 0.35% (45 000 km2) of Antarctica is ice-free, its weathered, unconsolidated material qualify as "soils". The Soils of Antarctica is richly illustrated with nearly 150 images and provisional maps are provided for several key ice-free areas.


- Soils of Antarctica: History and Challenges
- Soil-forming Factors in Antarctica
- Soils of Queen Maud Land
- Soils of Enderby Land
- Soils of MacRobertson Land
- Soils of Wilkes Land
- Soils of North Victoria Land (Northern Transantarctic Mountains)
- Soils of Central Victoria Land
- Soils of Southern Victoria Land, the Transantarctic Mountains

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