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Soils of the Laurentian Great Lakes, USA and Canada

Authors: Bockheim, James G.

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  • Includes 95 color illustrations and photos that depict the soils, landforms, and natural resources of the Great Lakes Coastal Zone 
  • Studies the soils of the Great Lakes in detail
  • Argues that the Great Lakes are of considerable economic importance to the USA and Canada alike
  • Reveals how the environmental integrity of the Great Lakes is threatened by pollution
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This book introduces the reader to the Great Lakes and considers their soil-forming factors and processes, taxonomic structure of the soils, soil geography and pedodiversity, while also addressing the importance and protection of soils in the Great Lakes Coastal Zone. The Great Lakes are an important part of the USA and Canada. Home to 33 million people, including 90% of all Canadians, the Great Lakes account for 20% of the world’s surface freshwater and 90% of the USA’s freshwater. Key industries include shipping, steel and automobile production, energy generation, fishing, pulp and papermaking, agriculture, and recreation. To date, there has been no comprehensive inventory of the region’s soils, which are now subject to dramatic climate change and environmental degradation. This book was prepared using the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service databases, including the Web Soil Survey, Soil Series Extent Explorer, soil classification and characterization databases, and county soil surveys, supplemented by shoreline viewer software, the author’s independent research, consultation with colleagues, and survey trips around the Great Lakes. 

About the authors

Dr. James G. Bockheim was Professor of Soil Science, Forest and Wildlife Ecology, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin from 1975 until his retirement in 2015. He has conducted research in forestry, soils, and surficial geology throughout the upper Great Lakes region. His previous books include Pedodiversity (2013; with J. J. Ibáñez); Soil Geography of the USA: a Diagnostic-Horizon Approach (2014); Cryopedology (2015); The Soils of Antarctica (2015); and The Soils of Wisconsin (2017; with A. E. Hartemink).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-52425-8
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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soils of the Laurentian Great Lakes, USA and Canada
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52425-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52425-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52424-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 227
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations, 101 illustrations in colour
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