Fundamentals of Soil provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to soils and the workings of soil systems. This text is the only one of its kind to provide an attractive, lively and accessible introduction to this topic. Featuring learning tools within each chapter, such as summaries, essay questions and guides for further reading, the text is also highly illustrated with useful tables, boxes and figures. Covering all key areas of study at an introductory level, subjects covered include:
· Soil properties
· Soil processes
· Controls on soil formation
· Soil classification
· World soils
· Soil patterns
· Soil degradation.
'An extremely well-written introductory text that guides the reader through the nature and properties of soils, their classification and distribution.' - Geography
'A good introduction to the basics of soils' - Area 34:3
1. The Nature of Soil 2. Soil Properties 3. Soil Processes 4. Controls on Soil Formation 5. Horizons and Soil Classification 6. Main World Soils 7. Soil Patterns 8. Soil Degradation
This new series of focused, introductory text books presents comprehensive, up-to-date introductions to the fundamental concepts, natural processes and human/environmental impacts within each of the core physical geography sub-disciplines. Uniformly designed, each volume contains student-friendly features: plentiful illustrations, boxed case studies, key concepts and summaries, further reading guides and a glossary.