Soils and Geomorphology

Soils and Geomorphology

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First published in 1974, this text has been popular amond soil scientists, geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, and archaeologists. This third edition will retain the popular format, "factors of soil formation," whjile offering a greater number of topics and examples - particularly in the chapters, "Weathering and Soil Development with Time" and "Topography - Soil Relations with Time in Different Climatic Settings." It places greater emphasis on the role of dust in pedogenesis, and includes new data on tropical soil development, global soil-loss relations, neotectonics, and reduction processes. The text discussses field applications such as the use of soils in recognizing climate change, estimating the age of geological depositws, and dealing with environmental problems such as acid rain. "How-to" appendices have been addded, and the section on paleosls has been more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 190 x 232 x 24mm | 780.17g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 240 halftones and line drawings
  • 0195078861
  • 9780195078862
  • 2,004,903

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION ; 1. Definition of Soil ; 2. Soil Classification ; 3. Weathering Processes ; 4. The Products of Weathering ; 5. Processes Responsible for the Development of Soil Profiles ; 6. Factors of Soil Formation ; 7. Influence of Parent Material on Weathering and Soil Formation ; 8. Weathering and Soil Development with Time ; 9. Topography-Soil Relations with Time in Different Climatic Settings ; 10. Summary of Climate-Soil Relations, and Paleoclimatic Interpretations ; 11. Application of Soils to Geomorphological, Sedimentological, and Environmental Studies ; Appendix 1 Describing Soil Properties, Horizon Nomenclature, Digging and Photographying Soils, Soil Properties ; Appendix 2 Calculation of Profile-Development Index, Plotting and Comparing Soil-Index Data ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEXshow more

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