The Soils Of Italy by Edoardo A.c. CostantiniThe Soils Of Italy by Edoardo A.c. Costantini

The Soils Of Italy

byEdoardo A.c. CostantiniEditorCarmelo Dazzi

Paperback | August 23, 2016

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The Soils of Italyis the first comprehensive book on Italian pedology in seventy years. Taking advantage of the authors' large experience and of the most up-to-date information and technology, this book treats the main soil types of Italy, their diffusion, their functions, ecological use, and the threats to which they are subjected during centuries of intensive management. It also deals with future scenarios of the relationships between soil science and other disciplines, such as urban development, medicine, economics, sociology, and archaeology. The description of the soils is accompanied by a complete set of data, pictures and maps, including benchmark profiles. Factors of soil formation are also treated, making use of new, unpublished data and elaborations. The book also includes a history of pedological research in Italy, spanning over a century.

Title:The Soils Of ItalyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 27.9 × 21 × 0.17 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9402405364

ISBN - 13:9789402405361

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Research in pedology: an historical perspective.- Climate.- Geology and geomorphology.- Vegetation and land use.- Time as a soil-forming factor in Italy.- Pedodiversity.- Soil function and ecological services.- Soil threats.- Soil management.- Soils, humans and industry.- Future soil issues.