Soil Genesis and Classification / Edition 6

Soil Genesis and Classification / Edition 6

by Stanley W. Buol, R. J. Southard, R. C. Graham, P. A. McDaniel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813807697

ISBN-13: 9780813807690

Pub. Date: 09/27/2011

Publisher: Wiley

Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition, builds on the success of the previous editions to present an unparalleled resource on soil formation and classification. Featuring a color plate section containing multiple soil profiles, this text also includes information on new classification systems and emerging technologies and databases with updated references

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Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition, builds on the success of the previous editions to present an unparalleled resource on soil formation and classification. Featuring a color plate section containing multiple soil profiles, this text also includes information on new classification systems and emerging technologies and databases with updated references throughout. Covering the diverse needs of both the academic and professional communities, this classic text will be a must have reference for all those in soil science and related fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813807690
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Editionxi
Preface to the Second Editionxii
Preface to the Third Editionxiii
Preface to the Fourth Editionxv
Preface to the Fifth Editionxvi
1.Introduction3
2.Morphology and Composition of Soils35
3.Biogeochemical Processes in Soil Formation85
4.Soil as a Component of the Ecosystem119
5.Space and Time in Soil Formation153
6.Modern Soil Classification Systems169
7.U.S. Soil Taxonomy193
8.Alfisols: High Base Status Soils with Finer-Textured Subsoil Horizons217
9.Andisols: Soils with Andic Soil Properties231
10.Aridisols: Soils of Dry Regions243
11.Entisols: Recently Formed Soils259
12.Gelisols: Very Cold Soils269
13.Histosols: Organic Soils279
14.Inceptisols: Embryonic Soils with Few Diagnostic Features293
15.Mollisols: Grassland Soils of Steppes and Prairies301
16.Oxisols: Low-Activity Soils317
17.Spodosols: Soils with Subsoil Accumulations of Humus and Sesquioxides327
18.Ultisols: Low Base Status Soils with Finer-Textured Subsoil Horizons339
19.Vertisols: Shrinking and Swelling Dark Clay Soils349
20.Spatial Arrangement of Soils: Soilscapes and Map Units361
21.Interpretations of Soil Surveys and Technical Soil Classification387
Bibliography399
Index483

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