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Soils of the World

Authors: Zech, Wolfgang, Hintermaier-Erhard, Gerd, Schad, Peter

  • In accordance with the worldwide WRB Classification (World Reference Base for Soil Resources)
  • Presents soil in the context of the natural habitat
  • Structured in line with ecological zones
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This book describes and comprehensively illustrates the soils of the world in accordance with the worldwide WRB classification. The structure of the book follows the ecozone concept. For every ecozone, location, climate and vegetation as well as soil formation and distribution are presented. All soils representative of the corresponding ecozone are then described in detail: definition, properties, distribution, use, classification, genesis. Over 260 photographs illustrate soil profiles, soil details and landscapes. Instructive maps and graphs help understand soil properties and soil-forming processes and make the publication an excellent reference book about the world's soils.

About the authors

Wolfgang Zech is professor emeritus for Soil Science and Soil Geography at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) and the lead author of the German edition of this book. He is honorary member of the German Soil Science Society.

Peter Schad is a lecturer for Soil Science at the Technical University of Munich (Germany) and the lead author of the present English edition of this book. He is the Chair of the Working Group World Reference Base for Soil Resources (WRB) of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and the lead author of the current edition of the WRB.

Gerd Hintermaier-Erhard is a geologist and soil scientist. Together with Wolfgang Zech he published 1997 a 'Soil Science Dictionary' and in 2002 the first edition of 'Soils of the World' (both in German).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soils of the World
Authors
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-30461-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-30460-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
180
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Spektrum Akademischer Verlag GmbH Heidelberg, 2002
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