Soil Genesis and Classification / Edition 3

Soil Genesis and Classification / Edition 3

by S. W. W. Buol, Francis D. Hole, Ralph J. McCracken
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813814626

ISBN-13: 9780813814629

Pub. Date: 08/01/1989

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813814629
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1989
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.43(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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