World Soils Book Series

The Soils of Iran

Editors: Roozitalab, Mohammad Hassan, Siadat, Hamid, Farshad, Abbas (Eds.)

  • Written by distinguished Iranian soil experts
  •  An unprecedented guide to the soils of Iran, compiling all relevant soil research conducted over the last 50 years
  • A valuable resource for anyone interested in soils and agriculture in Iran, or in other Middle East and North African countries with similar climatic conditions
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About this book

This unique book addresses Iran’s extremely rich soil diversity and resources, which have developed under various climatic conditions ranging from dry to humid conditions. Featuring contributions by a group of respected experts on Iranian soils and agriculture, it provides comprehensive information on the management approaches needed for sustainable soil utilization and conservation under such conditions, and the attendant challenges. As such, it offers a valuable resource for anyone interested in soils and agriculture in Iran, but also in other Middle East and North African countries with similar climatic conditions. 
The book contains 14 chapters which illustrate the long history of indigenous knowledge and soil research, climate, geology and geomorphology, vegetation cover, soil forming factors and processes, major soils, properties and their classification. Furthermore, it presents past climate change and paleosols, agroecological zones, soil fertility, soil biology and biotechnology, human induced land degradation and “soil management in space and time”. In the end, major challenges facing the soil resources of the country are defined and recommendations are made to face the future challenges.          

About the authors

M H Roozitalab,H Siadat and A. Farshad are well known soil scientists from Iran with wide experiences and deep knowledge on soil resources of the country. M. H Roozitalab and H Siadat have been awarded as distinguished soil scientists by Soil Science Society of Iran for their longstanding contribution to the advances of soil science in the country.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Roozitalab, Mohammad Hassan (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • History of Soil Research

    Balali, Mohammad Reza (et al.)

    Pages 5-18

  • Climate

    Khalili, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Geology and Geomorphology

    Eghbal, Mostafa Karimian (et al.)

    Pages 35-56

  • Vegetation and Land Cover

    Farzaneh, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 57-71

Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69048-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 119,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-69046-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Soils of Iran
Editors
  • Mohammad Hassan Roozitalab
  • Hamid Siadat
  • Abbas Farshad
Series Title
World Soils Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69048-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69048-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69046-9
Series ISSN
2211-1255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 156 illustrations in colour
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