World Soils Book Series

The Soils of the USA

Editors: West, L.T., Singer, M.J., Hartemink, Alfred E (Eds.)

  • Offers comprehensive information on the properties, distribution, and genesis of U.S. soils
  • Shows in detail the relationships between soils, landscapes and soil function for U.S. soils
  • Includes thought-provoking analyses of human influence on soil resources and future challenges for soil science
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41870-4
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This book provides an overview of the distribution, properties, and function of soils in the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, and its Caribbean territories. It discusses the history of soil surveys and pedological research in the U.S., and offers general descriptions of the country’s climate, geology and geomorphology. For each Land Resource Region (LRR) – a geographic/ecological region of the country characterized by its own climate, geology, landscapes, soils, and agricultural practices – there is a chapter with details of the climate, geology, geomorphology, pre-settlement and current vegetation, and land use, as well as the distribution and properties of major soils including their genesis, classification, and management challenges. The final chapters address topics such as soils and humans, and the future challenges for soil science and soil surveys in the U.S. Maps of soil distribution, pedon descriptions, profile images, and tables of properties are included throughout the text.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    West, L. T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Concepts of Soil Formation and Soil Survey

    Graham, Robert C. (et al.)

    Pages 9-27

  • Soil Properties and Classification (Soil Taxonomy)

    Ditzler, Craig A.

    Pages 29-41

  • Soils of the USA: The Broad Perspective

    Bockheim, James G.

    Pages 43-75

  • Soils of the Pacific Coast Region: LRRs A and C

    Southard, Susan Burlew (et al.)

    Pages 77-100

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41870-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41868-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Soils of the USA
Editors
  • L.T. West
  • M.J. Singer
  • Alfred E Hartemink
Series Title
World Soils Book Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41870-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41870-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41868-1
Series ISSN
2211-1255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 394
Number of Illustrations and Tables
82 b/w illustrations, 203 illustrations in colour
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