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Soils
A New Global View




ISBN 9781857284652
Published June 28, 1995 by CRC Press
234 Pages

 
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Book Description

Offers a perspective on soils as earth materials, which establishes a pedological hierarchy of materials, processes and factors, and their rationalization in terms of plate tectonics. The book should interest soil and earth scientists.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The processes of soil formation and the resulting soil materials: weathering and leaching; new mineral formation and inheritance; bioturbation; rainwash; aeolian processes; soil creep. Part 2 The distribution of soil material: the pedological hierarchy; the soils of a continental plate centre - Australia, Africa; soils of other continental plate centres; the soil materials of continental plate margins.

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