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Factors of Soil Formation: A System of Quantitative Pedology

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One of the most influential works by a world authority on soils and their formation. This advanced treatise on theoretical soil science, long considered a masterpiece of scientific methodology offers pedologists, geologists and geophysicists both a detailed discussion of the nature of the earth's terrestrial environment, and a method of subdividing and studying it.

Synopsis:

Masterpiece offers a detailed discussion of the nature of the earth's terrestrial environment, and a method of subdividing and studying it. 1941 edition.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS

CHAPTER II METHODS OF PRESENTATION OF SOIL DATA

CHAPTER III TIME AS A SOIL-FORMING FACTOR

CHAPTER IV PARENT MATERIAL AS A SOIL-FORMING FACTOR

  A. Definition and Method of Approach

  B. Soil Formation on Igneous Rocks

  C. Soil Formation on Sedimentary rocks

  D. Systems of Soil Classification Based on Nature of Parent Material

CHAPTER V TOPOGRAPHY AS A SOIL-FORMING FACTOR

CHAPTER VI CLIMATE AS A SOIL-FORMING FACTOR

  A. Moisture as a Soil-forming Factor:

    1. Discussion of Moisture Criteria

    2. Relationships between Soil Properties and Moisture Factors:

      a. Organic Constituents of the Soil

      b. Inorganic Constituents of the Soil

  B. Temperature as a Soil-forming Factor:

    1. Discussion of Moisture Criteria

    2. Relationships between Soil Properties and Temperature

  C. Combinations of Moisture and Temperature Influences

  D. Distribution of Soils According to Climate

CHAPTER VII ORGANISMS AS A SOIL-FORMING FACTOR

  A. Dependent and Independent Nature of Organisms

  B. Vegetation:

    1. Vegetation as a Dependent Variable

    2. Vegetation as an Independent Variable

  C. Man as a Soil-forming factor:

    1. Influences of Cultural Practices

    2. Concepts of Soil Productivity and Soil Fertility

    3. Future Trends of Soil Fertility

CHAPTER VIII

  CONCLUSIONS

  INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486681283
Author:
Jenny, Hans
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Soil formation.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Quantitative Pedology
Subject:
Soil science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Earth Science
Series Volume:
SB-247
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.73 lb

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