Soils of the World by Wolfgang Zech

Soils of the World

byWolfgang Zech, Gerd Hintermaier-Erhard, Peter Schad

Hardcover | January 8, 2020

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This book describes and comprehensively illustrates all earth soils in accordance with the prevailing worldwide WRB classification. However, it goes far beyond description and definition, by presenting the soils in the context of the natural habitats in which they occur. The book is structured in line with ecological zones. Initially their location, the climate and the vegetation as well as the factors influencing the constitution of the soil are briefly presented. All soils representative of the corresponding ecological zone are then defined and described in detail:


Diagnostic features

Physical, chemical and biological characteristics

Occurrence and distribution

Use and endangering

Processes influencing soil formation

Distribution maps

Diagrams showing profile characteristics and soil formation processes

Photographs of soil profiles

Photographs of soil-scapes and

Soil catenas

All these factors contribute to producing an impression of their characteristics as well as their natural surroundings. The very instructive photographs and graphs combine to make the publication an excellent reference book about the earth''s soils and their distribution.

Title:Soils of the WorldFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:180 pages, 27 X 19.3 X 0.01 inShipping dimensions:180 pages, 27 X 19.3 X 0.01 inPublished:January 8, 2020Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540304606

ISBN - 13:9783540304609

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Table of Contents

Polar and Subpolar Zone.- Boreal Zone.- Humid Middle Latitudes.- Arid Middle Latitudes.- Winter Moist Subtropics.- Arid Tropics and Subtropics.- Wet-Dry Tropics.- Moist Subtropics.- Wet Tropics.- Mountain Regions.- Ubiquitous Soils.