World Soils Book Series

The Soils of Italy

Editors: Costantini, Edoardo A.C., Dazzi, Carmelo (Eds.)

  • Presents a complete and updated information about the soils of Italy
  • The cutting edge state of the art about the soil information of Italy
  • Discusses issues on Italian soil resources: functions and threats
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About this book

The Soils of Italy is the first comprehensive book on Italian pedology in seventy years. Taking advantage of the authors’ large experience and of the most up-to-date  information and technology, this book treats the main soil types of Italy, their diffusion, their functions, ecological use, and the threats to which they are subjected during centuries of intensive management. It also deals with future scenarios of the relationships between soil science and other disciplines, such as urban development, medicine, economics, sociology, and archaeology. The description of the soils is accompanied by a complete set of data, pictures and maps, including benchmark profiles. Factors of soil formation are also treated, making use of new, unpublished data and elaborations. The book also includes a history of pedological research in Italy, spanning over a century. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Research in Pedology: A Historical Perspective

    Calzolari, Costanza

    Pages 1-17

  • Climate and Pedoclimate of Italy

    Costantini, Edoardo A. C. (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Geology and Geomorphology

    Bini, Claudio

    Pages 39-56

  • Vegetation and Land Use

    Giordano, Andrea

    Pages 57-91

  • Time as a Soil Forming Factor and Age of Italian Soils

    Carnicelli, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 93-104

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5642-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5641-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0536-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Soils of Italy
Editors
  • Edoardo A.C. Costantini
  • Carmelo Dazzi
Series Title
World Soils Book Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5642-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5642-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5641-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0536-1
Series ISSN
2211-1255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 354
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations, 187 illustrations in colour
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