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Academic & Professional Books  Ecology  Soils & Soil Ecology

Soils of the World

By: Wolfgang Zech(Author), Gerd Hintermaier-Erhard(Author), Peter Schad(Author)
Publisher: Springer Nature
Soils of the World
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  • Soils of the World ISBN: 9783540304609 Hardback Mar 2022 Available for pre-order : Due Mar 2022
Price: £73.50
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About this book

This book describes and comprehensively illustrates all earth soils in accordance with the prevailing worldwide WRB classification. However, it goes far beyond description and definition, by presenting the soils in the context of the natural habitats in which they occur. The book is structured in line with ecological zones. Initially their location, the climate and the vegetation as well as the factors influencing the constitution of the soil are briefly presented. All soils representative of the corresponding ecological zone are then defined and described in detail:

-Diagnostic features
-Physical, chemical and biological characteristics
-Occurrence and distribution
-Use and endangering
-Processes influencing soil formation
-Distribution maps
-Diagrams showing profile characteristics and soil formation processes
-Photographs of soil profiles
-Photographs of soil-scapes and
-Soil catenas

All these factors contribute to producing an impression of their characteristics as well as their natural surroundings. The very instructive photographs and graphs combine to make the publication an excellent reference book about the earth's soils and their distribution.


- Preface
- Abbreviations, Acronyms
- Polar and Subpolar Zone
- Boreal Zone
- Humid Middle Latitudes
- Arid Middle Latitudes
- Winter Moist Subtropics
- Arid Tropics and Subtropics
- Wet-Dry Tropics
- Moist Subtropics
- Wet Tropics
- Mountain Regions
- Ubiquitous Soils
- Appendix
- References

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By: Wolfgang Zech(Author), Gerd Hintermaier-Erhard(Author), Peter Schad(Author)
Publisher: Springer Nature
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