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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

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Aug 2015 | #214608 | ISBN-13: 9783319054964
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NHBS Price: £180.00 $229/€212 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.


Contents

- 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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