World Soils Book Series

The Soils of the Philippines

Authors: Carating, Rodelio B., Galanta, Raymundo G., Bacatio, Clarita D.

  • The book shows soil thematic layers which are overlain on satellite images as base map
  • The book contains an updated soil map to consolidate several decades of soil survey activities
  • The book contains a first ever master listing of all soil series in the Philippines
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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8682-9
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Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8681-2
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Softcover $229.00
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  • 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 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0538-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

The first soil survey in the Philippines was done by Mr. Clarence Dorsey, an American soil scientist in the province of Batangas in 1903. The Soils of the Philippines, however, is the first comprehensive summary of more than a century of soil-survey work in this country. It integrates the soil concepts of the reconnaissance soil-survey results, which commenced as early as 1934 and continued until the mid 1960s, with the semi-detailed soil surveys that continue to this day. The result is the first-ever genetic key for classifying Philippine soils at soil series level; thus, making it possible for any newcomers to the soil survey field to confidently produce their own soil map, at a more detailed map scale, to suit the project requirements.

This book brings together discussions on soils and soil mapping units and up-to-date international techniques and technologies. It makes soils relevant to current political realities and national issues. As soil survey moves from a reductionist agricultural-development planning tool to a more holistic and integrated approach, to enable us to understand our dynamic and complex environment, The Soils of the Philippines will be the only source of authoritative and updated data on soil resources for macro-level resource management planning for decades to come.

With a vanishing breed of experienced soil surveyors, not only in the Philippines but also worldwide, it may remain the only book on Philippine soils for the next hundred years or more. Since soils follow a geological and not a human time frame, the contents of this volume will stay relevant for soil surveyors even in a fast changing world.

As the country leaps from an agricultural economy towards modernization and a more diversified economic base, some of the soil series in the Philippines, for example the Guadalupe series underlying the skyscrapers of Makati City, are becoming extinct as a result of urban development. Therefore, this book serves as the repository for the soils that we possess, the soils that have been lost through decades of urbanization while, at the same time, it creates a soil classification system for the soils we are yet to discover.

About the authors

The first soil survey in the Philippines was done by Mr. Clarence Dorsey, an American soil scientist in the province of Batangas in 1903. The Soils of the Philippines, however, is the first comprehensive summary of more than a century of soil-survey work in this country. It integrates the soil concepts of the reconnaissance soil-survey results, which commenced as early as 1934 and continued until the mid 1960s, with the semi-detailed soil surveys that continue to this day. The result is the first-ever genetic key for classifying Philippine soils at soil series level; thus, making it possible for any newcomers to the soil survey field to confidently produce their own soil map, at a more detailed map scale, to suit the project requirements.

This book brings together discussions on soils and soil mapping units and up-to-date international techniques and technologies. It makes soils relevant to current political realities and national issues. As soil survey moves from a reductionist agricultural-development planning tool to a more holistic and integrated approach, to enable us to understand our dynamic and complex environment, The Soils of the Philippines will be the only source of authoritative and updated data on soil resources for macro-level resource management planning for decades to come.

With a vanishing breed of experienced soil surveyors, not only in the Philippines but also worldwide, it may remain the only book on Philippine soils for the next hundred years or more. Since soils follow a geological and not a human time frame, the contents of this volume will stay relevant for soil surveyors even in a fast changing world.

As the country leaps from an agricultural economy towards modernization and a more diversified economic base, some of the soil series in the Philippines, for example the Guadalupe series underlying the skyscrapers of Makati City, are becoming extinct as a result of urban development. Therefore, this book serves as the repository for the soils that we possess, the soils that have been lost through decades of urbanization while, at the same time, it creates a soil classification system for the soils we are yet to discover.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Carating, Rodelio B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-49

  • The Soils of the Lowlands

    Carating, Rodelio B. (et al.)

    Pages 51-106

  • The Soils of the Uplands

    Carating, Rodelio B. (et al.)

    Pages 107-148

  • The Soils of the Hills and Mountains

    Carating, Rodelio B. (et al.)

    Pages 149-186

  • Soils and the Philippine Economy

    Carating, Rodelio B. (et al.)

    Pages 187-271

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8682-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8681-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0538-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Soils of the Philippines
Authors
Series Title
World Soils Book Series
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8682-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8682-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8681-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0538-5
Series ISSN
2211-1255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 346
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 219 illustrations in colour
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