Soils of the Hengduan Mountains Region - The Series of the Scientific Expedition to the Hengduan Mountains, Qinghai-Xizang Plateau


Price: $34.00


Author: Gao Yixin and Li Mingsen
Language: Chinese with English abstract
ISBN/ISSN: 7030082354
2000; Hardcover;185x260mm;289 pages with tables

The book addresses scientifically, systematically and comprehensively the soils and soil resources of the mountains, not only filling in blanks in the soil science in China, but also being a successful attempt to apply China’s latest world advanced theoretic system of soil classification. Being zonal soil monograph, the book is the first to conduct and discuss soil classification on the basis of the quantitative-index-based diagnostic horizons and diagnostic characteristics, which means a new breakthrough from the traditional zonal soil monographs.

Table of Contents

Part I General
Chapter 1 Physical Geography backgrounds of Soil Formation and Effect of Human
Chapter 2 Main Soil-Forming Processes
Chapter 3 Diagnostic Horizon and Diagnostic Characteristics
Chapter 4 Soil Classification
Chapter 5 Regularity of Soil Distribution
Part II Soils
Chapter 6 Histosols
Chapter 7 Anthrosols
Chapter 8 Spodosols
Chapter 9 Gleysols
Chapter 10 Isohumisols
Chapter 11 Ferrisols
Chapter 12 Luvisols
Chapter 13 Cambisols
Chapter 14 Entisols
Part III Soil Resources and Soil Delimitation
Part IV Soils of Typical Region and Their Rational Exploitation


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