Soils in the Australian Landscape

Heftet / 2002 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780195515503
Publisert
2002
Utgiver
Vendor
OUP Australia and New Zealand
Aldersnivå
05, U
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
272
Vekt
440 gr
Høyde
245 mm
Bredde
171 mm
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15 mm
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Soils in the Australian Landscape

Heftet / 2002 / Engelsk
Soils are more than just dirt; they are precious and often fragile resources, whose character and use has influenced the sustainability of human settlement throughout history. Soils in the Australian Landscape provides a comprehensive and clearly explained discussion of Australian soils, with a focus on landform development of the continent, and to the land uses across it. Soils are the skin of landforms, and the book begins by reviewing the broad patterns and evolution of landforms in Australia. The distinctive landform and climatic history of Australia-together with the great age of most of the land surface-explains much of the variety of soils in Australia. This variety is described using the Australian Soil Classification, now adopted by all Australian governmental authorities. Special attention is given to regolith, paleosols, and indurated soils such as laterites and other duricrusts. Other topics covered include: the processes and factors that form soils, and cause variations between them; how human activity has a profound influence on soils; the management of land for agriculture, forestry, pastoralism, and urban uses; fertility, land degradation, salinisation, and contamination of soils. While its focus is primarily on Australia Soils in the Australian Landscape, also explains processes and classification systems that are applicable world-wide, adopting a broad, interdisciplinary approach towards its subject. Founded on clear and detailed explanations of technical material, this book will be a valuable resource for all undergraduate students of geography, geoscience, environmental engineering, and agricultural, soil, and environmental sciences, as well as practising conservationists, land managers and environmental engineers.
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Soils in the Australian Landscape provides a comprehensive and clearly explained description of Australian soils, with a focus on landform development of the continent, and to the land uses across it.
Introduction 1: The continental setting 2: Describing and naming a soil 3: Water and soil 4: Organisms and soils 5: Soil erosion and mass movement: An historical perspective 6: Old and hard soils 7: Soils of high agricultural value 8: Soils of the forests and rangelands 9: Soils in and around cities Glossary and conversion factors Appendix 1: Simple techniques for soil assessment Appendix 2: Where to look - books, CD-ROMs and web sites References Tables Captions Index
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" T his book brings a fresh perspective to the study of Australian soils and contains some novel insights. ... I enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend it to students ..."--Vadose Zone Journal"The authors did a marvelous and complete job of introducing the physiography of Australia...The book provides more information and explanation of the new Australian soil classification system. The authors did an excellent job of connecting this classification scheme to the landforms...I highlyrecommend this book for the soil and geomorphology professional."--Soil Science"[T]his book brings a fresh perspective to the study of Australian soils and contains some novel insights. ... I enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend it to students ..."--Vadose Zone Journal"The authors did a marvelous and complete job of introducing the physiography of Australia...The book provides more information and explanation of the new Australian soil classification system. The authors did an excellent job of connecting this classification scheme to the landforms...I highlyrecommend this book for the soil and geomorphology professional."--Soil Science "[T]his book brings a fresh perspective to the study of Australian soils and contains some novel insights. ... I enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend it to students ..."--Vadose Zone Journal "The authors did a marvelous and complete job of introducing the physiography of Australia...The book provides more information and explanation of the new Australian soil classification system. The authors did an excellent job of connecting this classification scheme to the landforms...I highly recommend this book for the soil and geomorphology professional."--Soil Science "[T]his book brings a fresh perspective to the study of Australian soils and contains some novel insights. ... I enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend it to students ..."--Vadose Zone Journal "The authors did a marvelous and complete job of introducing the physiography of Australia...The book provides more information and explanation of the new Australian soil classification system. The authors did an excellent job of connecting this classification scheme to the landforms...I highly recommend this book for the soil and geomorphology professional."--Soil Science"[T]his book brings a fresh perspective to the study of Australian soils and contains some novel insights. ... I enjoyed reading this book and would certainly recommend it to students ..."--Vadose Zone Journal"The authors did a marvelous and complete job of introducing the physiography of Australia...The book provides more information and explanation of the new Australian soil classification system. The authors did an excellent job of connecting this classification scheme to the landforms...I highly recommend this book for the soil and geomorphology professional."--Soil Science
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN13
9780195515503
Publisert
2002
Utgiver
Vendor
OUP Australia and New Zealand
Aldersnivå
05, U
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
272
Vekt
440 gr
Høyde
245 mm
Bredde
171 mm
Tykkelse
15 mm
Se alle