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Soils of the Past An Introduction to Paleopedology

By: Greg J Retallack
404 pages, B/w plates, illus, figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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  • Soils of the Past ISBN: 9780044457572 Paperback Dec 1990 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Describes the main types of ancient soil, procedures for their recognition and study, their classification and, most significantly, a wide range of examples of their use in paleoenvironmental reconstruction.


Preface to the second edition. Preface to the First Edition. Acknowledgments. Part 1: Soils and Palesols. 1. Paleopedology. 2. Soils and under the landscape. 3. Feature of Fossil Soils. 4. Soil-Forming processes. 5. Soil Classification. 6. Mapping and Naming Palesols. 7. Alteration of Paleosols after burial. Part 2: Factors in soil formation. 8. Models of Soil Formation. 9. Climate. Organisms. 11. Topographic relief as a factor. 12. Parent Material as a factor. 13. Time as a Factor. PART 3: Fossil record of Soils. 14. A long-term natural experiment in pedogenesis. 15. Soils of other worlds. 16. Earth's earliest landscapes. 17. Earl life on land. 18. Large plants and animals o land. 19. Afforestation of the Land. 20. Grasses in Dry continental Interiors. 21. Human Impact on Landscapes. Glossary. References. Index.

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By: Greg J Retallack
404 pages, B/w plates, illus, figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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With its wide sweep of ideas, should be read by all interested in soils and processes that shape them. Times Higher Education Supplement "This is certainly a book for the library shelves of any Earth science or geography department, and certainly a thought-provoking read for any student of Earth history or environmental change." John Conway, The Holocene, April 2002

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