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Soil Atlas of Africa


Series: JRC Scientific and Technical Reports

By: Arwyn Jones(Editor), Henrik Breunig-Mafsen(Editor), Michel Brossard(Editor), Almami Dampha(Editor), Jozef Deckers(Editor), Olivier Dewitte(Editor), Tahar Gallali(Editor), Stephen Hallett(Editor), Robert Jones(Editor), Method Kilasara(Editor), Pieter Le Roux(Editor), Erika Micheli(Editor), Luca Montanarella(Editor), Otto Spaargaren(Editor), Lamourdia Thiombiano(Editor), Eric Van Ranst(Editor), Martin Yemefack(Editor), Robert Zougmoré(Editor)

176 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour maps

European Commission

Hardback | Jun 2013 | #207766 | ISBN-13: 9789279267154
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £42.99 $60/€49 approx

About this book

What is soil? Where does soil come from? What is special about soil in Africa? What does soil provide to society and the environment? How do our activities affect soil? The first ever Soil Atlas of Africa uses striking maps, informative texts and stunning photographs to answer and explain these and other questions. Leading soil scientists from Europe and Africa have collaborated to produce this unique document. Using state of the art computer mapping techniques, the atlas shows the changing nature of soil across the continent.

The Soil Atlas of Africa explains the origin and functions of soil, describes the different soil types that can be found in Africa and their relevance to both local and global issues. It also discusses the principal threats to soil and the steps being taken to protect soil resources. The Soil Atlas of Africa is more than just a normal atlas. Rather, it presents an interpretation of an often neglected natural resource that surrounds and affects us all. The atlas is an essential reference to a non-renewable resource that is fundamental for life on this planet

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