Soil Genesis and Classification

ISBN-10: 0813807697
ISBN-13: 9780813807690
Edition: 6th 2011
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Book details

Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/2/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 543
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Soil Genesis and Classification, Sixth Edition, builds on the success of the previous editions to present an unparalleled resource on soil formation and classification. Featuring a color plate section containing multiple soil profiles, this text also includes information on new classification systems and emerging technologies and databases with updated references throughout. Covering the diverse needs of both the academic and professional communities, this classic text will be a must have reference for all those in soil science and related fields.

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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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
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Introduction
Morphology and Composition of Soils
Soil-forming Factors: Soil as a Component of Ecosystems
Soil Materials and Weathering
Soil-forming Processes
Modern Soil Classification Systems
U.S. Soil Taxonomy
Alfisols: High Base Status Soils with Finer-textured Subsoil Horizons
Andisols: Soils with Andic Soil Properties
Aridisols: Soils of Dry Regions
Entisols: Recently Formed Soils
Gelisols: Very Cold Soils
Histosols: Organic Soils
Inceptisols: Embryonic Soils with Few Diagnostic Features
Mollisols: Grassland Soils of Steppes and Prairies
Oxisols: Low Activity Soils
Spodosols: Soils with Subsoil Accumulations of Humus and Sesquioxides
Ultisols: Low Base Status Soils with Finer-textured Subsoil Horizons
Vertisols: Shrinking and Swelling Dark Clay Soils
Spatial Arrangement of Soils: Soilscapes and Map Units
Interpretations of Soil Surveys and Technical Soil Classification
Bibliography
Index

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