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The Soils of Bulgaria

Series: World Soils Book Series

By: Toma Shishkov(Author), Nikola Kolev(Author)

228 pages, 87 colour & 83 b/w illustrations, 85 colour tables


Paperback | Oct 2016 | #235287 | ISBN-13: 9789401778206
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Hardback | Apr 2014 | #208997 | ISBN-13: 9789400777835
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About this book

The Soils of Bulgaria offers a comprehensive analysis of the characteristics of soils and concepts on their magnitude. The purpose of The Soils of Bulgaria is to introduce readers to the soil problematic and ecology in Bulgaria. The volume is divided into 3 parts. The first includes historical facts on soil research in Bulgaria, as well as general conditions and factors of soil formation, while the second applies an original pedological approach. The Soils of Bulgaria's third part focuses on essential information concerning land use/cover in Bulgaria. Each of the 13 chapters deals more specifically with fundamental chemical and physical soil properties, concepts of soil evolution, old and modern processes, geographic distribution, climatic conditions, topography, parent materials, plant associations, morphology, and the relationship with different classification systems. The interactions between soil status and management are also highlighted. The use of the latest, statistically significant data ensures precise conclusions. The Soils of Bulgaria also includes a large number of charts and new illustrations.


Preface and acknowledgements

Chapter 1 General facts of soils in Bulgaria
1.1 Soil research in Bulgaria
1.2 Classification of soils in Bulgaria
1.3 Conditions and factors of soil formation

Chapter 2 Major soil types in Bulgaria
2 Chernozems
2.1 Concept of the type
2.2 Ecology of soil formation
2.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
2.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 3. Grey-brown forest soils
3.1 Concept of type
3.2 Ecology of soil formation
3.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
3.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 4. Pseudopodzolic soils
4.1 Concept of the type
4.2 Ecology of soil formation
4.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
4.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 5. Zheltozem soils
5.1 Concept of type
5.2 Ecology of soil formation
5.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
5.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 6. Smolnitza
6.1 Concept of type
6.2 Ecology of soil formation
6.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
6.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 7. Cinnamonic forest soils
7.1 Concept of type
7.2 Ecology of soil formation
7.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
7.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 8 Brown Forest Soils
8.1 Concept of type
8.2 Ecology of Soil formation
8.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
8.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 9 Dark mountainous forest and mountainous meadow soils
9.1 Concept of type
9.2 Ecology of Soil Formation
9.3 Soil Diagnostic and classification
9.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 10 Alluvial and deluvial soils
10.1 Concept of type
10.2 Ecology of Soil formation
10.3 Soil Diagnostic and classification
10.4 Soil Properties and soil management

Chapter 11 Hydromorphic soils with gleyic properties
11.1 Concept of type
11.2 Ecology of soil formation
11.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
11.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 12 Saline soils
12.1 Concept of type
12.2 Ecology of soil formation
12.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
12.4 Soil properties and management

Chapter 13 Soils manifested slight development
13.1 Concept of type
13.2 Ecology of soil formation
13.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
13.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 14 Rendzinas (humus-calcareous) soils
14.1 Concept of type
14.2 Ecology of soil formation
14.3 Soil diagnostic and classification
14.4 Soil properties and soil management

Chapter 15 Land use/cover in Bulgaria
15.1 General Soil Functions
15.2 Facts related to land use/cover in Bulgaria

Chapter 16 Soils and humans
16.1 Formulation of the issue
16.2 National and Global issue
16.3 Relation between soils and humans
16.4 The contract for land rent
16.5 Moral and ethical aspects

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