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Tropical Soils and Soil Survey

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Originally published in 1976, this is a book about tropical soils written from the point of view of the field soil scientist. In includes a discussion of methods of soil survey in less developed countries, and its role in land development planning. Whilst primarily directed at those concerned with, or training for, field studies of soils in the tropics, the book was also aimed at non-specialists, including agriculturalists, economists, and planners, as well as anyone with a wish to understand the significance of soils in agriculture and economic development.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521297684
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/25/1980
  • Series: Cambridge Geographical Studies Series , #9
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I. Soil Formation in the Tropics: 1. Environment; 2. Processes; 3. Soil properties; 4. Organic matter; Part II. Soils of the Tropics: 5. Soil types; 6. Latosols; 7. Laterite; 8. Other pedalfers; 9. Vertisols; 10. Soils of the dry tropics; 11. Halomorphic soils; 12. Gleys and alluvial soils; Part III. Soil Classification and Evolution: 13. Classification; 14. Problems of soil evolution; 15. The soil catena; Part IV. Soil Fertility, Soil Survey and Land Evaluation: 16. Soil fertility; 17. Crops and soils; 18. Soil survey and soil maps; 19. Methods of soil survey; 20. Land evaluation; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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