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The Soils of Japan

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By: Ryusuke Hatano(Editor), Hitoshi Shinjo(Editor), Yusuke Takata(Editor)
687 pages, 138 colour & 105 b/w photos and illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
The Soils of Japan
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  • The Soils of Japan ISBN: 9789811582288 Hardback Dec 2020 Available for pre-order : Due Dec 2020
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This book provides an overview of the distribution, properties, and function of soils in Japan. First, it offers general descriptions of the country's climate, geology, geomorphology, and land use, the history of the Japanese soil classification system and characteristics and genesis of major soil types follow. For each region – a geographic/administrative region of the country – there is a chapter with details of current land use as well as properties and management challenges of major soils. Maps of soil distribution, pedon descriptions, profile images, and tables of properties are included throughout the text and appendices.

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Ryusuke Hatano is a professor of research in the Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Japan. He is a past president of the Japanese Society of Soil Physics (2010–2012), a vice president of the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (2017–present), and the chair of Commission 4.3 of the IUSS (2011–present).

Hitoshi Shinjo is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies/ Agriculture of Kyoto University, Japan. He was the secretary general of the Japanese Society of Pedology from 2012 to 2016, when he devoted himself to coordinating the Committee of Soil Classification and Nomenclature to release the Soil Classification System of Japan in 2017. He is a board member and councilor of the Japanese Society of Pedology.

Yusuke Takata is a senior researcher in the Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, National Agricultural and Food Research Organization, Japan.  He is a board member of the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, and a Board Member of the Japanese Society of Pedology. His research interests are digital soil mapping, soil conservation, agro-environmental indicators, and developing information and communication technology tools for soil education.

Coming Soon
By: Ryusuke Hatano(Editor), Hitoshi Shinjo(Editor), Yusuke Takata(Editor)
687 pages, 138 colour & 105 b/w photos and illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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