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1st Edition

The Geography of Soil

ISBN 9780367207106
Published September 15, 2021 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1965, was the first by a British soil expert in which he wrote a study of his subject from a geographical, not an agricultural or biological, viewpoint. Chapters 1-8 deal with the factors and processes in soil formation. Chapters 9-17 describe the soil groups of the different regions of the world – for example, desert and tundra, the boreal zone, the Mediterranean, and intertropical areas.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Factors of Soil Formation  3. The Inorganic Factor in Soil Formation  4. The Organic Factor in Soil Formation  5. Climate and Soil Formation  6. Geomorphic Factors in Soil Development  7. The Time Factor in Soil Formation  8. The Processes of Soil Formation  9. Soil Description, Classification and Nomenclature  10. Azonal Soils or Entisols  11. Intrazonal Soils  12. Desert and Tundra Soils  13. Light Coloured Soils of the Boreal Zone (Podzols)  14. Brown Podzolic and Brown Earth Groups  15. Soils of Subhumid Plainlands  16. Soils of Mediterranean and Humid Subtropical Areas  17. Soils of Intertropical Areas

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Brian T. Bunting