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Soil Formation

Edited By: Nico van Breemen and Peter Buurman
416 pages, Illus
Soil Formation
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  • Soil Formation ISBN: 9781402007187 Edition: 2 Hardback Dec 2002 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Deals with qualitative and quantitative aspects of soil formation and the underlying chemical, biological and physical processes.


Part A Introduction: why soil genesis?. Part B Basic processes: soil physical processes; soil chemical processes; biological processes in soils. Part C Soil profile development: studying soil profiles; organic surface horizons; hydromorphic soils; textural differentiation; formation of calcic, gypsiferous and saline soils; formation of vertisols; podzolization; formation of andisols; ferralitization; dense and cemented horizons - fragipan and duripan and tepetate; analysing genetically complex situations. Appendices: FAO horizon codes; formulas and atomic weights; typical analyses used in the study of pedogenesis.

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Edited By: Nico van Breemen and Peter Buurman
416 pages, Illus
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