Title: A Review of "Soil Classification Systems of the World: Theories, Practices, Nomenclatures and Correlations" - A New Book from Krasilnikov, Ibanez, Arnold and Shoba
Authors: TOTH Gergely
Citation: ARID LAND RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT vol. 24 no. 3 p. 267-269
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC58236
ISSN: 1532-4982
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC58236
DOI: 10.1080/15324982.2010.488081
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The Handbook of Soil Terminology, Correlation and Classification provides an excellent insight to our current understanding of the soil classification problems and diverse theoretical and practical solutions for designing soil taxonomies. It underlines in many ways the uniqueness of each national classification system in terms of structure, taxonomic details and nomenclature and makes reasons for the difficulties of correlation clear. The highlights on the peculiarities of soil classification navigate the reader to the ocean of perceptions of soil resources, which originate from local ecological, social and historical conditions. Arid soils are not exceptions: while linkages between soil forming factors, processes and resulting properties might be similar in arid zones of the world, preferences to the consideration of properties for classification can vary to a great extent from one classification system to another.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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