World Soils Book Series

The Soils of Iceland

Authors: Arnalds, Olafur

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  • The only comprehensive book about Icelandic soils available
  • Provides unique insights into Icelandic landscapes and natural history with numerous color photographs, maps and illustrations
  • Offers a guideline for better understanding the unique natural characteristics of Icelandic
  • Written by  a professor in soil science, who is a specialist in Icelandic soils,  at the Agricultural University of Iceland
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About this book

In this new volume in the World Soil series, the various types of Icelandic soils, their different characteristics, their formation, degradation and erosion are reviewed. At the same time, the book also deals with the agriculture and land use in general to give a complete view of Icelandic soils. The first part details the natural parameters such as the climate and the geography of Iceland. It also explains Icelandic geology, which is the major parameter controlling the soil formation in this country. The author describes the formation of Iceland, the main volcanic systems, central volcanoes, tephra production and its influence on the soils. Explanations on rocks, glaciers, rivers and other main geologic features are also given. The book continues with a description of the Icelandic geomorphology, giving insights on the main surface types, frost, cryoturbation and other cryogenic features. Then it details the different types of soils, their formation and main features, comparing the Icelandic soils to other soils elsewhere in the world. Erosion and land degradation are then reviewed, including the exceptionally active wind erosion and dust production. Finally, it gives an insight on land use, agriculture and vegetation types. All this accompanied by the most amazing photos to illustrate the great diversity of Icelandic Soil.

About the authors

Dr. Olafur Arnalds is a professor in soil science at the Agricultural University of Iceland. He is specialized in Icelandic soils, in volcanic soil resources, cryosols and remote sensing and GIS applications for land use decisions and policymakers.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook 79,72 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9621-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9620-0
  • 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
Softcover 97,18 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0001-4
  • 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 Iceland
Authors
Series Title
World Soils Book Series
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9621-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9621-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9620-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0001-4
Series ISSN
2211-1255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 183
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 169 illustrations in colour
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