L. T. West, M. J. Singer, A. E. Hartemink
Springer; 1st edition
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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