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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 and thorough treatment that follows. Theory and processes of soil genesis and geomorphology form the backbone of the book, rather than the emphasis on soil classification that permeates other less imaginative soils textbooks. This refreshingly readable text takes a truly global perspective, with many examples from around the world sprinkled throughout. Replete with hundreds of high quality figures and a large glossary, this book will be invaluable for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change. Soils: Genesis and Geomorphology is an ideal textbook for mid- to upper-level undergraduate and graduate level courses in soils, pedology and geomorphology. It will also be an invaluable reference text for researchers.

Synopsis:

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 for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change at the mid- to upper-level undergraduate and graduate level. It will also be an invaluable reference text for researchers.

Synopsis:

Comprehensive and accessible textbook on all aspects of soils for students and researchers.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive work on all aspects of soils includes introductory chapters on soil morphology, physics, mineralogy and organisms in anticipation of the more advanced analysis of the subject that follows. Replete with hundreds of high-quality figures and a large glossary, its global perspective makes it an invaluable text for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change in middle to upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses.

About the Author

Randall Schaetzl is a Professor of Geography at Michigan State University, East Lansing. He has trained as a physical geographer at some of the top departments in the USA, and has established himself as a leading figure in soil genesis and geomorphology research. He has published in all the leading soils, geomorphology and geography journals. Schaetzl is an associate editor for the Soil Science Society of America Journal. His expertise on podzolization and pedoturbation has led him to publish papers that have advanced the theory behind both these widespread soil processes.Sharon Anderson is an Associate Professor and Chair of Earth Systems Science and Policy, California State University, Monterey Bay. Anderson has a broad educational background in geology, chemistry, plant-soil relations, and soil chemistry, and has a publication record in all of these areas. Her research has spanned the areas of soil organic matter composition, soil mineralogy, pesticide fate in the environment, and water quality. As Chair of the Earth Systems Science and Policy Program, her current work focuses on developing rigorous yet applied and interdisciplinary curricula.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Building Blocks of Soil: 1. Introduction; 2. Basic concepts: soil morphology; 3. Basic concepts: soil horizonation; 4. Basic concepts: soil mineralogy; 5. Basic concepts: soil physics; 6. Basic concepts: soil organisms; 7. Soil classification, mapping and maps; Part II. Soil Genesis: From Parent Material to Soil: 8. Soil parent materials; 9. Weathering; 10. Pedoturbation; 11. Models and concepts of soil formation; 12. Soil genesis and profile differentiation; Part III. Soil Geomorphology: 13. Soil geomorphology and hydrology; 14. Soil development and surface exposure dating; 15. Soils, paleosols and paleoenvironmental reconstruction; 16. Conclusions and perspectives; Literature cited; Glossary; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521812016
Author:
Schaetzl, Randall
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Courchesne, Francois
Author:
Schaetzl, Randall J.
Author:
Anderson, Sharon
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Soils
Subject:
Geomorphology
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
529 b/w illus. 81 tables
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
9.98x7.48x1.68 in. 4.27 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change at the mid- to upper-level undergraduate and graduate level. It will also be an invaluable reference text for researchers.
"Synopsis" by , Comprehensive and accessible textbook on all aspects of soils for students and researchers.
"Synopsis" by , This comprehensive work on all aspects of soils includes introductory chapters on soil morphology, physics, mineralogy and organisms in anticipation of the more advanced analysis of the subject that follows. Replete with hundreds of high-quality figures and a large glossary, its global perspective makes it an invaluable text for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change in middle to upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses.
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