Soil Geography of the USA

A Diagnostic-Horizon Approach

Authors: Bockheim, James G.

  • First comprehensive understanding of factors controlling the distribution of diagnostic soil horizons
  • First USA soil geography book in 33 years
  • Contains photographs of all diagnostic horizons and maps of their distribution in USA
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35514-6
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About this book

Since 1980, our understanding of the factors and processes governing the distribution of soils on the Earth’s surface has increased dramatically, as have the techniques for studying soil patterns. The approach used in this book relies on the National Resources Conservation Service databases to delineate the distribution of each of the eight diagnostic epipedons and 19 subsurface horizons, to identify the taxonomic level at which each of these horizons is used, to develop an understanding of the role of the factors and processes in their formation and to summarize our latest understanding of their genesis. A chapter is devoted to each diagnostic horizon (or combined horizons). This book is intended to serve as a textbook in soil geography, a reference book for geographers, ecologists and geologists and a tool for soil instructors, landlookers, mappers, classifiers and information technologists.

About the authors

Prof. James Bockheim is an international renown Professor in Soil Sciences at the University of Wisconsin in Madison (USA). He is specialized in pedology, biogeochemistry, forest soils, polar and alpine soils. His research interests include soils in Antarctica, paleoenvironments in Patagonia, soil properties studies to detect fault ages in southern California etc. He has been supervising 14 PhDs and in 2009, he received the Soil Science Society of America-New Zealand Soil Science Society Award.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06668-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06667-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35514-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Geography of the USA
Book Subtitle
A Diagnostic-Horizon Approach
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06668-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06668-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06667-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35514-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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