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Soils in the Humid Tropics and Monsoon Region of Indonesia

1st Edition

By Kim H. Tan

CRC Press

584 pages | 41 B/W Illus.

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Highlighting the vast differences in tropical climate, from hot and humid to cool and arctic, Soils in the Humid Tropics and Monsoon Region of Indonesia explores the climate, soil zones, and altitudinal variation in soil formation. The author explores the changes in geomorphology, especially in climate and vegetation above sea level, that have yielded zones of different soils.

The book makes accessible hard-to-find information translated from Dutch archives. Informally divided into two parts, it begins with coverage of the development of soil science in Indonesia. The author reviews the geography and geomorphology of the archipelago, climate, vegetation, and mineralization and humification processes as factors of soil formation. The second part examines the major soils, their genesis, properties, taxonomy, land use, and evaluation. The discussion moves from lowlands, to uplands, then mountains, and concludes with andosols found in the mountains as well as in the lowlands.

Focused and timely, this book knits new knowledge with old but important information that has been previously difficult to access. These features and more make it an important resource in this field.

Reviews

“Dr. Tan is uniquely qualified to discuss the comparative aspects of Indonesian and U.S. soils and the application of various soil classification systems to each. The book is informative and on occasion, provocative.”

-- Herbert F. Massey, University of Kentucky

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Table of Contents

Contents

The Development of Soil Science in Indonesia

The Pre-World War II Period

The Post-World War II Period

Geomorphology of Indonesia

Geographical Setting of Indonesia

Geomorphology of Major Islands

Climate of Indonesia

Climate

Climatic Divisions Based on Length of Dry and Wet Seasons

Altitudinal Variations in Climate

Significance of Tropical and Monsoon Climates in Pedogenesis

Vegetation of Indonesia

Climax Vegetation

Vegetation Provinces

Altitudinal Vegetation Zones

Soil formation, Classification, and Land Use

Soil Formation Factors

Soil-Forming Processes

The System of Soil Classification in Indonesia

Land Use in Indonesia

Soils in the Lowlands of Indonesia

Introduction

Oxisols

Ultisols

Lowland Alfisols

Vertisols

Histosols

Soils in the Upland of Indonesia

Introduction

Podzolic Latosols

Inceptisols

Soils in the Mountains of Indonesia

Introduction

Highland Alfisols

Brown Podzolic Soils

Spodosols

Andosols of Indonesia

Introduction

Parent Materials

Climate

Soil Morphology

Soil Classification

Physicochemical Characteristics

Land use and Evaluation

References and Additional Readings

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General