A Handbook of Soil Terminology, Correlation and Classification

A Handbook of Soil Terminology, Correlation and Classification

By: Serghei Shoba (editor), Pavel Krasilnikov (editor), Juan-Jose Ibanez Marti (editor), Richard Arnold (editor)Hardback

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Soil classification and terminology are fundamental issues for the clear understanding and communication of the subject. However, while there are many national soil classification systems, these do not directly correlate with each other. This leads to confusion and great difficulty in undertaking comparative scientific research that draws on more than one system and in making sense of international scientific papers using a system that is unfamiliar to the reader. This book aims to clarify this position by describing and comparing different systems and evaluating them in the context of the World Reference Base (WRB) for Soil Resources. The latter was set up to resolve these problems by creating an international 'umbrella' system for soil correlation. All soil scientists should then classify soils using the WRB as well as their national systems. The book is a definitive and essential reference work for all students studying soils as part of life, earth or environmental sciences, as well as professional soil scientists. Published with International Union of Soil Sciences

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Pavel Krasilnikov is a Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and is the Head of the Laboratory of Soil Geography and Ecology, Institute of Biology KarRC RAS, Petrozavodsk, Russia. Ju n-Jos Ib ez Marti is a Senior Researcher at Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificaci n, CIDE (CSIC-UV, Valencia, Spain) and also works at E.P.S. Area de Ciencias del Suelo y Qu mica Agr cola, University of Burgos, Spain. Richard W. Arnold has taught at University Guelph, Ontario (1963-1966), and Cornell University (1966-1980), and worked at USDA -NRCS (Washington DC) from 1980-2000 as Director of Soil Survey. He is now retired. Serghei Shoba is the Dean of the Faculty of Soil Sciences of Lomonosov University, the President of Dokuchaev's (Russian) Soil Science Society, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal 'Eurasian Soil Science'. Additional Contributors: Chapter 9 written together with Dr. P. Schad Chapter 16 with Professor E. Mich li Chapter 26 with Dr. A. Hern ndez Jim nez Part III co-written by J. Tabor

Contents

Introduction Part I: The Theoretical Bases of Soil Classifications 1. Introduction to Classifications with an Emphasis on Soil Taxonomies 2. Soil Classifications: Their Peculiarity, Diversity and Correlation 3. The Structures of Soil Classifications Part II: Soil Classifications and their Correlations 4. World Reference Base for Soil Resources - A Tool for International Soil Correlation 5. The United States Soil Taxonomy 6. Soil Classification of Canada 7. French Soil Classification System 8. Soil Classification of the United Kingdom 9. German Soil Classification 10. Soil Classification of Austria 11. Soil Classification of Switzerland 12. Soil Classification of the Netherlands 13. Soil Classification of Poland 14. Soil Classification of Czech Republic 15. Soil Classification of Slovakia 16. Soil Classification of Hungary 17. Soil Classification of Romania 18. Soil Classification of Bulgaria 19. Soil Classification and Diagnostics of the Former Soviet Union, 1977 20. Russian Soil Classification, 2006 21. Soil Classifications of the New Independent States 22. Soil Classification of Israel 23. Soil Classification of People's Republic of China 24. Soil Classification of Japan 25. Soil Classification of Brazil 26. Soil Classification of Cuba 27. Australian Soil Classification 28. Soil Classification of New Zealand 29. Soil Classification of Ghana 30. Soil Classification of South African Republic 31. Outdated, Extinct and Underdeveloped Classifications 32. Classifications of Paleosols 33. A Review of World Soil Classifications Part III: Folk Soil Classifications 34. Ethnopedology and Folk Soil Classifications 35. Folk Soil Terminology, Listed by Regions Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/10/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781844076833
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9781844076833
  • weight: 839
  • ISBN10: 1844076830

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