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Soils and Geomorphology

By: Peter W Birkeland

430 pages, B/w illus, line illus, figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Apr 1999 | Edition: 3 | #97768 | ISBN: 0195078861
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Discusses field applications such as the use of soils in recognizing climate change, estimating the age of geological deposits, and dealing with environmental problems such as acid rain.


Contents

INTRODUCTION; 1. Definition of Soil; 2. Soil Classification; 3. Weathering Processes; 4. The Products of Weathering; 5. Processes Responsible for the Development of Soil Profiles; 6. Factors of Soil Formation; 7. Influence of Parent Material on Weathering and Soil Formation; 8. Weathering and Soil Development with Time; 9. Topography-Soil Relations with Time in Different Climatic Settings; 10. Summary of Climate-Soil Relations, and Paleoclimatic Interpretations; 11. Application of Soils to Geomorphological, Sedimentological, and Environmental Studies; Appendix 1 Describing Soil Properties, Horizon Nomenclature, Digging and Photographying Soils, Soil Properties; Appendix 2 Calculation of Profile-Development Index, Plotting and Comparing Soil-Index Data; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

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