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This book divides Antarctica into eight ice-free regions and provides information on the soils of each region. Soils have been studied in Antarctica for nearly 100 years. Although only 0.35% (45,000 km2) of Antarctica is ice-free, its weathered, unconsolidated material qualify as "soils". Soils of Antarctica is richly illustrated with nearly 150 images and provisional maps are provided for several key ice-free areas.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book divides Antarctica into eight ice-free regions and provides information on the soils of each region. Soils have been studied in Antarctica for nearly 100 years. Although only 0.35% (45,000 km2) of Antarctica is ice-free, its weathered, unconsolidated material qualify as "soils". Soils of Antarctica is richly illustrated with nearly 150 images and provisional maps are provided for several key ice-free areas.
  • Produktdetails
  • World Soils Book Series
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 86352499
  • 2015
  • Erscheinungstermin: 9. Juni 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 287mm x 218mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 1081g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319054964
  • ISBN-10: 3319054961
  • Artikelnr.: 40461846
Inhaltsangabe
Soils of Antarctica: History and Challenges.- Soil-forming Factors in Antarctica.- Soils of Queen Maud Land.- Soils of Enderby Land.- Soils of MacRobertson Land.- Soils of Wilkes Land.- Soils of North Victoria Land (Northern Transantarctic Mountains).- Soils of Central Victoria Land.- Soils of Southern Victoria Land, the Transantarctic Mountains.
Rezensionen
"Jim Bockheim ... has co-ordinated a volume of 17 chapters by about 30 authors and co-authors, although he has had a guiding hand in most of the chapters. ... The book is well illustrated and contains many colour photographs, which will help those who are unlikely to gain first-hand experience of Antarctica, and tables of data. Each chapter is extensively referenced, usually to original survey information or primary research papers, which is to be commended." (D. W. Hopkins, European Journal of Soil Science, Vol. 67, November, 2016)