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Progress in Soil Science

Pedometrics

Editors: McBratney, Alex. B., Minasny, Budiman, Stockmann, Uta (Eds.)

  • First book of its kind that addresses pedometrics as a new discipline to study soil
  • Real-world application for solving soil and environmental problems
  • Includes topical issues, such as soil carbon sequestration
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63439-5
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This book presents the basic concepts of quantitative soil science and, within this framework, it seeks to construct a new body of knowledge. There is a growing need for quantitative approach in soil science, which arises from a general demand for improved economic production and environmental management. Pedometrics can be defined as the development and application of statistical and mathematical methods applicable to data analysis problems in soil science. This book shows how pedometrics can address key soil-related questions from a quantitative point of view.  It addresses four main areas which are akin to the problems of conventional pedology: (i) Understanding the pattern of soil distribution in character space – soil classification, (ii) Understanding soil spatial and temporal variation, (iii) Evaluating the utility and quality of soil and ultimately, (iv) Understanding the genesis of soil. This is the first book that address these problems in a coherent quantitate approach.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Scope of Pedometrics

    McBratney, Alex. B. (et al.)

    Pages 7-39

  • Soil Statistical Description and Measurement Scales

    Bishop, Thomas F. A. (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • Statistical Distributions of Soil Properties

    McBratney, Alex. B. (et al.)

    Pages 59-86

  • Effective Multivariate Description of Soil and Its Environment

    McBratney, Alex. B. (et al.)

    Pages 87-112

  • Pedometric Treatment of Soil Attributes

    Stockmann, Uta (et al.)

    Pages 115-153

Buy this book

eBook 166,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63439-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63437-1
  • 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
Pedometrics
Editors
  • Alex. B. McBratney
  • Budiman Minasny
  • Uta Stockmann
Series Title
Progress in Soil Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63439-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63439-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63437-1
Series ISSN
2352-4774
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 720
Number of Illustrations
123 b/w illustrations, 110 illustrations in colour
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