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Soils: A New Global View

By: TR Paton, GS Humphreys and PB Mitchell

213 pages, Col photos, illus, figs, maps, tabs

University College London Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #45569 | ISBN: 1857284658
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Hardback | Dec 1995 | #45571 | ISBN: 185728464X
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About this book

Examines, and challenges, the way in which the characteristics and origin of soil materials are evaluated.


Contents

Part 1 The processes of soil formation and the resulting soil materials: weathering and leaching; new mineral formation and inheritance; bioturbation; rainwash; aeolian processes; soil creep. Part 2 The distribution of soil material: the pedological hierarchy; the soils of a continental plate centre - Australia, Africa; soils of other continental plate centres; the soil materials of continental plate margins.

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