The Soils of the USA – eBook


  • Authors: L. T. West, M. J. Singer, A. E. Hartemink
  • File Size: 52 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Springer, 1st edition
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3319418688, 331982452X
  • ISBN-13: 9783319418681, 9783319824529


The Soils of the USA, (PDF),  gives an overview of the properties, distribution, and function of soils in the U.S., including Hawaii, Alaska, and its Caribbean territories. It explains the history of soil surveys and pedological research in the U.S., and offers general descriptions of the country’s geology, climate and geomorphology. For every Land Resource Region (LRR) – a geographic/ecological region of the country distinguished by its own geology, climate, soils, landscapes and agricultural practices – there is a chapter with details of the geology, climate, geomorphology, pre-settlement and present vegetation, and land use, as well as the distribution and properties of main soils including their classification, genesis, and management challenges. The final chapters focus on topics such as humans and soils, and the future challenges for soil surveys and soil science in the U.S. Maps of soil distribution, profile images, pedon descriptions, and tables of properties are included throughout the text.

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