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The soils of Greece

Author: Nicholas Yassoglou; Christos Tsadilas; Costas Kosmas
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.
Series: World soils book series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview on soils of Greece. It includes sections on soil research history, climate, geology, geomorphology, major soil types, soil maps, soil properties, soil classification, soil fertility, land use and vegetation, soil management, soils and humans, soils and industry, future soil issues. The book summarizes what is known about the soils in Greece in a concise and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Yassoglou, Nicholas.
Soils of Greece.
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017
(OCoLC)967820945
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Yassoglou; Christos Tsadilas; Costas Kosmas
ISBN: 9783319533346 3319533347
OCLC Number: 974947418
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Authors; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Land use in Ancient Greece; 1.2 Genetical Trends; 1.3 Main Threats of the Soils of Greece; 2 Soil-Forming Factors; 2.1 Climate; 2.1.1 The Bioclimate of Greece; 2.1.2 Climate and Vegetation Affected Soil Properties; 2.2 Parent Material; 2.2.1 Parent Material Affected Soil Properties; 2.3 Relief; 2.4 The Biotic Factor; 3 Soil Classification; 4 Residual Soils on Mountains and Hills; 4.1 Soils on Mesozoic Limestones; 4.1.1 Basic Soil Properties; 4.2 Soils on Acid Igneous Rocks. 4.2.1 General Soil Properties4.3 Soils on Schists; 4.3.1 General Soil Properties; 4.4 Soils on Flysch; 4.4.1 General Soil Properties; 4.5 Soils on Basic Igneous Rocks; 4.5.1 General Soil Properties; 4.6 Soils on Volcanic Rocks; 4.6.1 General Soil Properties; 4.7 Tertiary Deposits; 4.8 Soils on Man-made Terraces; 5 Colluvial Soils; 6 Soils on Clay Deposits and Conglomerates; 6.1 General Soil Properties; 6.1.1 Management Groups; 7 Recent Lacustrine and Organic Soils; 7.1 General Soil Properties; 7.2 Management Groups; 8 Soils on Alluvial Deposits; 8.1 Soils on Holocene Alluviums. 8.1.1 General Soil Properties of Fluvisols8.2 Soils on Pleistocene-Pliocene Deposits; 9 Specific Characteristics of Alluvial Soils; 9.1 Soils Included in Soil Association 19 (Calcareous Entisols, Inceptisols with Inclusions of Solonchak on Holocene Alluvium); 9.2 Soils Included in Soil Association 20 (Calcareous Inceptisols, Entisols, and Rhodoxerlafs on Holocene Alluvium and Holocene Terraces); 9.3 Soils Included in Soil Association 22 (Calcareous Aquents, Aquepts, and Solonchak on Holocene Alluvium). 9.4 Soils Included in Soil Association 23 (Calcareous Chromoxerets, Pelloxererts, Haploxeralfs, and Xerochrepts on Holocene Alluvium and Quaternary Terraces)9.5 Soils Included in Soil Association 24 (Calcareous Aquents, Aquepts with Solonchak on Recent Alluvium); 9.6 Management Groups; 9.6.1 Thessaly; 9.6.1.1 Management Groups of East Thessaly (ISMC 1989a, 1989b, 1990a, 1990b); 9.6.1.2 Management Groups of West Thessaly (ISMC 1991b, 1991c); 9.6.2 Management Groups of Pieria Region (ISMC 1995). 9.6.2.1 Management groups of Argolida area (Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Univesrity of Athens, 1983)10 Land Degradation and Desertification; 10.1 Factors and Processes of Desertification; 10.1.1 Climate; 10.1.2 Soil; 10.1.3 Topography; 10.1.4 Vegetation; 10.1.5 Human Actions; 10.2 Measures to Combat Desertification; 10.3 Research Related to Desertification; 11 Soil Research; 11.1 Forest Soils; 11.2 Soil Mapping and Land Evaluation; 11.3 Soil Genesis and Classification; 11.4 Soil Degradation and Land Protection; 11.5 Soil Fertility and Fertilization.
Series Title: World soils book series.
Responsibility: Nicholas Yassoglou, Christos Tsadilas, Costa Kosmas.

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