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The Soils of Serbia

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Contains numerous detailed maps as well as concise text that will enable the reader to obtain reliable information on the physical, chemical and biological properties of Serbian soils
Provides a unique insight into the impact of geology, climate, vegetation and humans on soil formation
Contains much valuable information for researchers from different fields (e.g. geology, ecology, soil sciences, etc)
Conceived to facilitate decision making with regard to land use planning, not only at the regional level, but the national and European level as well

Series: World Soils Book Series

By: Pavle Pavlović (Author), Nikola Kostić (Author), Branko Karadžić (Author), Miroslava Mitrović (Author)

290 pages, 20 colour & 60 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Feb 2017 | #221037 | ISBN-13: 9789401786591
Available for pre-order: Due Feb 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £89.99 $110/€101 approx

About this book

The main objective of The Soils of Serbia is to present the distribution and diversity of major soil types in Serbia. It focuses on giving a detailed description of the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil and their geomorphological forms, as well as the geological characteristics of parent material. An integrative approach is used to study the interaction between climate, vegetation and geology in soil formation. Special attention is paid to human-induced soil degradation due to the erosion and contamination of soils in Serbia. The Soils of Serbia includes a harmonization of national soil classification systems, with the FAO, WBR and ESD systems.


- Soil research history
- Ecological and economical importance of soil
- Aims of the book
- Climate
- Geographic position of Serbia
- Latitudinal and altitudinal variability of temperature and precipitations
- Main climate types in Serbia
- Geology (parent material)
- Geomorphology with geomorphological maps
- Vegetation
- Forest ecosystems
- Natural and anthropogenic meadows
- Serpentine vegetation
- Halophytic vegetation
- Chasmophytic vegetation
- Soil
- Major soil types with maps of soil distribution
- Soil classification
- Harmonization of national and FAO classification of Serbian soils
- Soil management (Land Use and Vegetation, Crops, Human influence)
- Irrigation
- Fertilization
- Anthropogenic degradation of soils
- Driving forces of soil degradation
- Soil contamination
- Land use in Serbia
- Erosion
- Wind erosion
- Fluvial erosion
- Salinization
- Soil protection and remediation
- Legal framework
- Main projects of soil remediation
- Future soil issues

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