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Soils : genesis and geomorphology

Author: Randall J Schaetzl; Sharon Anderson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Soils: Genesis and Geomorphology is a comprehensive and accessible textbook on all aspects of soils. The book's introductory chapters on soil morphology, physics, mineralogy, and organisms prepare the reader for the more advanced treatment that follows. This refreshingly readable text takes a truly global perspective. Replete with hundreds of high quality figures and a large glossary, the book will be invaluable  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall J Schaetzl; Sharon Anderson
ISBN: 9780521812016 0521812011
OCLC Number: 55229120
Description: xiii, 817 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The Building Blocks of Soil: Introduction --
Basic concepts: soil morphology --
Basic concepts: soil horizonation --
Basic concepts: soil mineralogy --
Basic concepts: soil physics --
Basic concepts: soil organisms --
Soil classification, mapping and maps --
Soil Genesis: From Parent Material to Soil --
Soil parent materials --
Weathering --
Pedoturbation --
Models and concepts of soil formation --
Soil genesis and profile differentiation --
Soil Geomorphology: Soil geomorphology and hydrology --
Soil development and surface exposure dating --
Soils, paleosols and paleoenvironmental reconstruction.
Responsibility: Randall J. Schaetzl and Sharon Anderson.
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'... a comprehensive new text that brings the excitement of discovery back into soil science ... an enthusiastic presentation of the complexity and beauty of soils and the landscapes they occupy. The Read more...

 
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