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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 is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Soil Science at North Carolina State University. Randal J. Southard is Professor of Soil Genesis and Morphology at the University of California, Davis. Robert C. Graham is Professor Soil Mineralogy and Pedology at the University of California, Riverside. Paul A. McDaniel is Professor of Soil and Land Resources at the University of Idaho.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the First Edition||p. ix|
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. x|
|Preface to the Third Edition||p. xi|
|Preface to the Fourth Edition||p. xiii|
|Preface to the Fifth Edition||p. xiv|
|Preface to the Sixth Edition||p. xv|
|Morphology and Composition of Soils||p. 35|
|Soil-forming Factors: Soil as a Component of Ecosystems||p. 89|
|Soil Materials and Weathering||p. 141|
|Soil-forming Processes||p. 163|
|Modern Soil Classification Systems||p. 181|
|U.S. Soil Taxonomy||p. 207|
|Alfisols: High Base Status Soils with Finer-textured Subsoil Horizons||p. 233|
|Andisols: Soils with Andic Soil Properties||p. 249|
|Aridisols: Soils of Dry Regions||p. 265|
|Entisols: Recently Formed Soils||p. 283|
|Gelisols: Very Cold Soils||p. 293|
|Histosols: Organic Soils||p. 307|
|Inceptisols: Embryonic Soils with Few Diagnostic Features||p. 321|
|Mollisols: Grassland Soils of Steppes and Prairies||p. 331|
|Oxisols: Low Activity Soils||p. 349|
|Spodosols: Soils with Subsoil Accumulations of Humus and Sesquioxides||p. 361|
|Ultisols: Low Base Status Soils with Finer-textured Subsoil Horizons||p. 375|
|Vertisols: Shrinking and Swelling Dark Clay Soils||p. 385|
|Spatial Arrangement of Soils: Soilscapes and Map Units||p. 397|
|Interpretations of Soil Surveys and Technical Soil Classification||p. 425|
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