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Tropical Soils and Soil Survey


Part of Cambridge Geographical Studies

  • Date Published: September 1980
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521297684

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  • Originally published in 1976, this is a book about tropical soils written from the point of view of the field soil scientist. In includes a discussion of methods of soil survey in less developed countries, and its role in land development planning. Whilst primarily directed at those concerned with, or training for, field studies of soils in the tropics, the book was also aimed at non-specialists, including agriculturalists, economists, and planners, as well as anyone with a wish to understand the significance of soils in agriculture and economic development.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1980
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521297684
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Soil Formation in the Tropics:
    1. Environment
    2. Processes
    3. Soil properties
    4. Organic matter
    Part II. Soils of the Tropics:
    5. Soil types
    6. Latosols
    7. Laterite
    8. Other pedalfers
    9. Vertisols
    10. Soils of the dry tropics
    11. Halomorphic soils
    12. Gleys and alluvial soils
    Part III. Soil Classification and Evolution:
    13. Classification
    14. Problems of soil evolution
    15. The soil catena
    Part IV. Soil Fertility, Soil Survey and Land Evaluation:
    16. Soil fertility
    17. Crops and soils
    18. Soil survey and soil maps
    19. Methods of soil survey
    20. Land evaluation

  • Author

    A. Young

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