This new edition of the classic Soil Genesis and Classification reflects the most recent advances in the field of soil science. Making use of the latest research and field experience, this volume offers up-to-the-date, expanded information about the nature, formation, function, classification, and use of soils. To the familiar soil families, series, and types, the authors have added material on Gelisols, additional facts about Andisols and tropical and subtropical soils, and a new chapter on soil survey interpretation.
For the teacher and the student, the scientist and the curious layperson, this edition provides an improved understanding of the process of soil formation. It describes changes in terminology and technology, from ground-penetrating radar to aerial photography and modeling