Soil Genesis and Classification / Edition 6

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Overview

The fifth edition includes new nomenclature and systematic structure of soil classification categories, as well as new analytical techniques to more quantitatively identify soil properties and define class limits in soil taxonomy. This comprehensive work covers the diverse needs of soil science instructors, undergraduate students, and graduate students and serves as an outstanding reference for soil scientists, agricultural and natural resources engineers and economists, and others in related fields such as ecology, natural resources, and land use and planning.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“You should buy it and persuade your library to buy it as well.” (European Journal of Soil Science, 1 December 2011)

“The book is well suited for practicing and future soil scientist, geographers, geomorphologists, soil conservationists, sanity engineers, ecologists, foresters, agronomists, and archaeologists. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (Choice, 1 April 2012)

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The fourth edition of this graduate and senior undergraduate textbook provides updated, expanded explanations of the nature, formation, function, classification, and use of soils. It includes new material on Gelisols, advances in soil genesis and classification, soil survey interpretation, Andisols and tropical and subtropical soils. New and improved technology is also covered, including databases, geographic information systems, ground-penetrating radar, aerial photography, and modeling. An updated review of soil classification systems of other countries is included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813807690
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 710,580
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley W. Buol, Ph.D., is William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Soil Science and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Randal J. Southard, Ph.D., is Professor of Soil Genesis and Morphology and Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis. Robert C. Graham, Ph.D., is Professor of Soil Mineralogy and Pedology at the University of California, Riverside. Paul A. McDaniel, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Soil Genesis and Morphology at the University of Idaho, Moscow.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Fifth Edition
1 Introduction 3
2 Morphology and Composition of Soils 35
3 Biogeochemical Processes in Soil Formation 85
4 Soil as a Component of the Ecosystem 119
5 Space and Time in Soil Formation 153
6 Modern Soil Classification Systems 169
7 U.S. Soil Taxonomy 193
8 Alfisols: High Base Status Soils with Finer-Textured Subsoil Horizons 217
9 Andisols: Soils with Andic Soil Properties 231
10 Aridisols: Soils of Dry Regions 243
11 Entisols: Recently Formed Soils 259
12 Gelisols: Very Cold Soils 269
13 Histosols: Organic Soils 279
14 Inceptisols: Embryonic Soils with Few Diagnostic Features 293
15 Mollisols: Grassland Soils of Steppes and Prairies 301
16 Oxisols: Low-Activity Soils 317
17 Spodosols: Soils with Subsoil Accumulations of Humus and Sesquioxides 327
18 Ultisols: Low Base Status Soils with Finer-Textured Subsoil Horizons 339
19 Vertisols: Shrinking and Swelling Dark Clay Soils 349
20 Spatial Arrangement of Soils: Soilscapes and Map Units 361
21 Interpretations of Soil Survey and Technical Soil Classification 387
Bibliography 399
Index 483
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