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Environmental Sciences - Soil Science | The Soils of Germany

The Soils of Germany

Scholten, Thomas, Fleck, Wolfgang, Fleige, Heiner

2015, Approx. 350 p. 75 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • This books gives an complete overview on the Soils of Germany
  • The books presents both already established knowledge and new research on soils
  • Treats of the importance of Pleistocene on German soils
The main objective of this book on the soils of Germany is a geographic and thus regional differentiation of typical settings of soil formation and the related soils. Accordingly, soil-landscapes form the main structural element of the book. Basically, the spatial distribution of soils in Germany is a function of topography and parent material. Recent climate does not have such a differentiating influence, because the country is too small for large differences in temperature and precipitation on a country-wide scale. Both, topography and parent material have been considerably shaped last during the Pleistocene. Thus, pedogenesis and the resulting distribution of the soils of Germany are based on geomorphological grounds.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » German Geomorphology - German Soils - Pleistocene - Soil Classification - Soil Research

Related subjects » Geography - Soil Science

Table of contents 

Soil forming factors.- Northern Germany.- Central Germany.- Southern Germany.- Thematic section. 

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