Soils: A New Global View, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover


A New Global View, 1st Edition

By Thomas Ronal Paton

CRC Press

234 pages

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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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General