Books  Habitats, Ecosystems & Natural Spaces  Soils & Soil Ecology 

The Soils of Antarctica

New
  • 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

Paperback | Oct 2016 | #235285 | ISBN-13: 9783319381466
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £180.00 $231/€207 approx
Hardback | Aug 2015 | #214608 | ISBN-13: 9783319054964
Availability: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £180.00 $231/€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.

"Jim Bockheim [...] has co-ordinated a volume of 17 chapters by about 30 authors and co-authors, although he has had a guiding hand in most of the chapters. [...] The book is well illustrated and contains many colour photographs, which will help those who are unlikely to gain first-hand experience of Antarctica, and tables of data. Each chapter is extensively referenced, usually to original survey information or primary research papers, which is to be commended."
– D. W. Hopkins, European Journal of Soil Science, Vol. 67, November, 2016


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


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Soil Types: A Field Identification Guide

NHBS Price: £5.99 $8/€7 approx

Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas

NHBS Price: £54.99 $71/€63 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194