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Soil Genesis and Classification

Author: Stanley W. Buol,Randal J. Southard,Robert C. Graham,Paul A. McDaniel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470960604

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 543

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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.

Soil Genesis, Classification Survey and Evaluation

Author: A.K. Kolay

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126908035

Category: Land capability for agriculture

Page: 408

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Soil Genesis That Studies The Evolution Of Soils And The Changes Taking Place In Soil Bodies Has Received Increasing Interest And Attention In The Twentieth Century, And This Yet Continues. Despite The Fact That The Indian Soil Scientists Have Made Much Investigation Into The Subject Of Soil Genesis, Classification, Survey And Evaluation, There Are Very Few Books That Provide Ample Instructional Material Relevant To Situation In India. The Present Book Is Primarily Focused On The Study Of Geological Conditions Of India. Briefly Outlining The Fundamental Concepts Of Soil Genesis And Acquainting The Readers With Rich Minerals Present Under The Soil, The Book Provides A Detailed Study Of The Factors And Processes Of Soil Formation, Including Description And Interpretation Of The Soil Profile And Patterns Of Soils Occurring On The Surface Of The Earth. Furthermore, It Lays Down The Purpose And The Historical As Well As Modern Basis Of Classification Of Soils In Different Countries Across The World. It Particularly Provides An In-Depth Study Of Soils Prevalent In The Varied States Of India In Addition To The Assessment Of Productivity Of Bench Mark Soils Of The Country. The Book Also Covers Significant Areas Like Remote Sensing, Soil Survey, Land Use, Land Capability Classification, Land Irrigability Classification, Land Evaluation, Land Use Planning And Cartography. Considerable Authentic Information Has Been Drawn From The Works Of Indian Soil Scientists In These Disciplines Which Has Necessarily Added To The Value Of The Book.Designed As A Textbook, Its Approach To The Subject Is Reader-Friendly. Its Simple Language And Lucid Style Make It Accessible Even To Average Students. It Is Hoped That The Book Will Prove Immensely Useful And Informative To Students And Teachers Of Geology As Well As Soil Surveyors.

Soil

morphology, genesis, and classification

Author: Delvin Seymour Fanning,Mary Christine Balluff Fanning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 395

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Concepts and definitions of soil; terminology and relationships between segments of the earth's crust; ABC system of horizon nomenclature; introduction to ways of thinking about and studying soil genesis; mineral and organic matter transformation; eluviation and illuviation and closely related processes (diffusion, wicking); phyto- and other biocycling; pedoturbation and soil structure formation; erosion, alluvation and other additions to soils; sulfidization and sulfuricization; salinization, solonization, and solodization; calcification; lessivage; podzolization; latosolization and lateritization; gleization; general principles and kinds of soil classification systems; soil classification in the past - roots and philosophies; history leading to the development of soil taxonomy; pedons and polypedons and their relationship to mapping delineations; soil taxonomy: epipedons; diagnostic subsurface horizons; pans and plinthite; proposed special diagnostic characteristics for highly man-influenced soils; other characteristics and terms used in defining mineral soils and classes of them; dignostic criteria for organic soils; general view of division of soils into orders; entisols; vertisols; inceptisols; aridisols; mollisols; spodosols; alfisols; ultisols; oxisols; histosols; the factors of soil formation - overview; soils in relation to their parent material; soils in relation to their age; soils in relation to climate; soils in relation to organisms other than man; effects of man; soils in relation to topography; minerals and mineral stabilities; overview for water movement in soils and soil genetic effects; subgroups of udorthents and classification of some highly man-influenced soils; textural triangles.

Wetland Soils

Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition

Author: Michael J. Vepraskas,Christopher B. Craft

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439898006

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 508

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A Major Revision of the Previous Edition Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition contains 11 new chapters and additional updates written by new authors with a broad range of related field and academic experience. This revised work augments the previous material on wetland functions and restorations, while maintaining the field-oriented focus of the first book. The reworked text includes current coverage of hydric soil field indicators, wetland soils, chemistry of wetland soils, and wetland hydrology. This book explains how wetland soils are formed, described, and identified, defines the functions they perform, and serves to assist decision-making in the field. A specialized book specifically geared toward environmental consultants and governmental wetland regulators, the text: Reviews general properties of wetland soils, including hydrology, redox chemistry, organic matter dynamics and biology. Provides examples of major types of wetlands across the United States Highlights USDA Hydric Soil Field Indicators, the most current and universal indicators of wetlands soils Summarizes technical standards Evaluates wetland functions, methods of assessment, and restoration techniques Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition explains how wetland soils form, are described and can be identified in the field, and is an ideal resource for professionals, students, or anyone dedicated to the understanding and conservation of wetlands.

The Genesis and Classification of Cold Soils

Author: Samuel Rieger

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483269973

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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The Genesis and Classification of Cold Soils exposes the processes involved in the development of the principal kinds of soils that occur in cold regions and introduces readers to the classification of those soils. The book uses the terminologies and concepts of the description of soils provided by the Soil Taxonomy of the United States. Topics covered in the book include aspects of temperature relationships in cold soils; effects of freezing temperatures on the soil properties; the salient features of the U.S. Soil Taxonomy system; and the taxonomies of Canada, the U.S.S.R., and The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Pedologists, agriculturists, engineers, and researchers will find the book insightful.

Genesis and classification of Arctic coastal plain soils, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

Author: Robert J. Parkinson,Ohio State University. Institute of Polar Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prudhoe Bay (Alaska)

Page: 147

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Reults of 1974-75 soil survey of Prudhoe Bay oil field. Includes field study and laboratory characterization of typical soils, study of soil-landform relationships, hypothesis of soil genesis, and development of several soil classification modifications.

Soils

Genesis and Geomorphology

Author: Randall J. Schaetzl,Michael L. Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316239748

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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In its first edition, Soils established itself as the leading textbook in the fields of pedology and soil geomorphology. Expanded and fully updated, this second edition maintains its highly organized and readable style. Suitable as a textbook and a research-grade reference, the book's introductory chapters in soil morphology, mineralogy, chemistry, physics and organisms prepare the reader for the more advanced treatment that follows. Unlike its competitors, this textbook devotes considerable space to discussions of soil parent materials and soil mixing, along with dating and paleoenvironmental reconstruction techniques applicable to soils. Although introductions to widely used soil classification systems are included, theory and processes of soil genesis and geomorphology form the backbone of the book. Replete with more than 550 high-quality figures and photos and a detailed glossary, this book will be invaluable for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change anywhere on the globe.

Volcanic Ash Soils

Genesis, Properties and Utilization

Author: S. Shoji,M. Nanzyo,R.A. Dahlgren

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080869896

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 287

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Volcanic eruptions are generally viewed as agents of destruction, yet they provide the parent materials from which some of the most productive soils in the world are formed. The high productivity results from a combination of unique physical, chemical and mineralogical properties. The importance and uniqueness of volcanic ash soils are exemplified by the recent establishment of the Andisol soil order in Soil Taxonomy. This book provides the first comprehensive synthesis of all aspects of volcanic ash soils in a single volume. It contains in-depth coverage of important topics including terminology, morphology, genesis, classification, mineralogy, chemistry, physical properties, productivity and utilization. A wealth of data (37 tables, 81 figures, and Appendix) mainly from the Tohoku University Andisol Data Base is used to illustrate major concepts. Twelve color plates provide a valuable visual-aid and complement the text description of the world-wide distribution for volcanic ash soils. This volume will serve as a valuable reference for soil scientists, plant scientists, ecologists and geochemists interested in biogeochemical processes occurring in soils derived form volcanic ejecta.

Soil Formation

Author: Nico van Breemen,Peter Buurman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402007183

Category: Nature

Page: 404

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Soil Formation deals with qualitative and quantitative aspects of soil formation (or pedogenesis) and the underlying chemical, biological, and physical processes. The starting point of the text is the process - and not soil classification. Effects of weathering and new formation of minerals, mobilisation, transport, and breakdown or immobilisation of dissolved and suspended compounds are discussed. Soil processes and profiles are discussed in relation to the landscape, the geosphere, and the biosphere. Emphasis lies on the universality of soil-forming processes in past and present, and on the soil as a dynamic entity that forms part of the total environment. Complexity of genetic processes in time and space is given much attention. The text gives many examples from literature and places some in a new light. The reader is guided through the subject matter by a large number of questions and problems to help understand and synthesis the material. Answers to all questions are included. This second edition has been updated to reflect recent discoveries. Printing errors have been corrected, and new photographs support the text.

Major Soil Groups of the World

Ecology, Genesis, Properties and Classification

Author: Jean-Paul Legros

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 157808783X

Category: Science

Page: 478

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This profusely illustrated book gives an exhaustive account of the principal types of soils of our planet. The "progressive descent of weathering fronts" model, recognized and used by eminent international scientists is the guiding principle of choice to link the observations and to give the reader a synthetic and coherent view of the differentiation of soils. In each case, the introductory reminders summarize the physicochemical and mineralogical principles necessary for understanding the text. The nomenclatures rely systematically and simultaneously on the two most commonly used classifications: Soil Taxonomy and World Reference Base. This reference manual is aimed at students of the undergraduate and graduate courses, but is also intended for workers and scientists in this subject area (geologists, pedologists, agronomists, land-use planners, foresters, etc.) as well as for all those concerned with or interested in protection of the environment.

Characteristics, Genesis and Classification of Some Soils of Afghanistan and a Study of Ant Pedoturbation in a Wisconsin Forest Soil

Author: Mohammed Zarif Salem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Introduction to Soil Physics, Genesis and Classification

Author: Adam Khan,Mohammad Qasim Khan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780536418487

Category: Science

Page: 166

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Soil survey techniques

proceedings of a symposium sponsored by Division S-5, "Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification," of the Soil Science Society of America, 4 Dec. 1985, in Chicago, IL

Author: William Umstd Reybold,Gary W. Petersen

Publisher: Soil Science Society of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 98

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A Handbook of Soil Terminology, Correlation and Classification

Author: P. V. Krasil'nikov

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849774358

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 449

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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

Pedogenesis and Soil Taxonomy: Concepts and Interactions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080869780

Category: Science

Page: 302

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Pedogenesis and Soil Taxonomy: Concepts and Interactions

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