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Soils of volcanic regions in Europe /
O. Arnalds ... [et al.] (eds.)
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Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2007.
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xxv, 644 p. : ill. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN
3540487107, 9783540487104
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Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2007.
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3540487107
9783540487104
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6089366
 
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Aus den Rezensionen: ... Wissenschaftliche Konferenzen und Workshops vertieften die Kooperation, Teilergebnisse veröffentlichte man 2003 und 2004 vorab; die Endergebnisse sind in diesem Buch zusammengefasst. Das Werk ist in fünf Einheiten gegliedert. ... Die beiliegende CD-ROM enthält Bodenbeschreibungen, Datenfiles, Farbfotos von Bodenprofilen sowie eine Fülle von Dünnschlifffotos, Gesteinen im Handstück, Grafiken und verschiedenen anderen Abbildungen. ... Das durchweg in englischer Sprache abgefasste Buch ist augenblicklich das aktuellste und umfassendste Werk über vulkanische Böden ... Nur wenige SW-Fotos und viele SW-Grafiken begleiten den umfangreichen Text des Hardcover-Buches ... (C. SCHMITT-RIEGRAF, in: Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie. Teil II: Paläontologie, August/2009, Issue 3/4, S. 500 ff.)
Aus den Rezensionen: "... Wissenschaftliche Konferenzen und Workshops vertieften die Kooperation, Teilergebnisse verffentlichte man 2003 und 2004 vorab; die Endergebnisse sind in diesem Buch zusammengefasst. Das Werk ist in fnf Einheiten gegliedert. ... Die beiliegende CD-ROM enthlt Bodenbeschreibungen, Datenfiles, Farbfotos von Bodenprofilen sowie eine Flle von Dnnschlifffotos, Gesteinen im Handstck, Grafiken und verschiedenen anderen Abbildungen. ... Das durchweg in englischer Sprache abgefasste Buch ist augenblicklich das aktuellste und umfassendste Werk ber vulkanische Bden ... Nur wenige SW-Fotos und viele SW-Grafiken begleiten den umfangreichen Text des Hardcover-Buches ..." (C. SCHMITT-RIEGRAF, in: Zentralblatt fr Geologie und Palontologie. Teil II: Palontologie, August/2009, Issue 3/4, S. 500 ff.)
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This book compiles information gained by an EU research network over six years of research on European volcanic soils. It gives comprehensive coverage of soils in volcanic regions within Europe, dealing with most aspects of modern day soil science. New methodology is introduced and the synthesis of the research casts a new light on soils with andic soil properties.
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This volume compiles information gained by an EU research network over six years of research on European volcanic soils. It gives comprehensive coverage of soils in volcanic regions within Europe, dealing with most aspects of modern day soil science.
Main Description
Soils of volcanic areas often exhibit unique properties differentiating them from other soils on Earth. This publication compiles information gained by an EU research network over six years of research on European volcanic soils. The book gives comprehensive coverage of soils in volcanic regions within Europe, dealing with most aspects of modern day soil science. New methodology is introduced and the synthesis of the research casts a new light on soils with andic soil properties. It covers a range of issues such as mineralogy, chemistry, physics, biology, soil genesis, classification, land use and pollution. The accompanying CD consists of numerous colour photographs of soil profiles and landscapes. It also contains micrographs, figures, soil descriptions and data files.
Table of Contents
European volcanic soil resources
Introduction to section I : European volcanic soil resourcesp. 1
Volcanic soil resources in Francep. 5
Soils of volcanic regions of Germanyp. 13
Volcanic soil resources of Greecep. 25
Hungary and the Carpathian Basinp. 29
Icelandic volcanic soil resourcesp. 43
Italian volcanic soilsp. 51
Soils of volcanic systems in Portugalp. 69
Soil of volcanic regions in Slovakiap. 83
Soils of volcanic systems in Spainp. 101
Reference pedons : morphology, mineralogy and classification
Intergration and overviewp. 113
A classification of tephra in volcanic soils. A tool for soil scientistsp. 119
Soil descriptionsp. 127
Micromorphologyp. 129
Mineralogy of the sand fraction - results and problemsp. 141
Extractability and FTIR-characteristics of poorly-ordered minerals in a collection of volcanic ash soilsp. 155
Crystalline clay constituents of soils from European volcanic systemsp. 181
Characteristics and genesis of volcanic soils from South Central Italy : Mt. Gauro (Phlegraean fields, Campania) and Vico lake (Latium)p. 197
Classification of the reference pedons : world reference base for soil resources and soil taxonomyp. 231
Classification of the soils according to 'Horizon identification - the reference point system'p. 251
Reference pedons : chemical and biological characteristics
Introduction : chemistry of European volcanic soilsp. 265
The physico-chemical data basep. 271
Elemental composition of Reference European volcanic soilsp. 289
Chemical weathering of reference European volcanic soilsp. 307
Aluminium and iron fractionation of European volcanic soils by selective dissolution techniquesp. 325
Phosphate sorption of European volcanic soilsp. 353
Exchange complex properties of soils from a range of European volcanic areasp. 369
Multivariate statistical analysis of chemical properties of European volcanic soilsp. 387
NaOH and Na-Na[subscript 4]P[subscript 2]O[subscript 7]-extractable organic matter in two allophanic volcanic ash soils of the Azores islands - quantified pyrolysis-GC/MS data and factor analysisp. 401
Thermally assisted hydrolysis and methylation of organic matter in two allophanic volcanic ash soils from the Azores islandsp. 411
Heavy metal sorption by andic and non-andic horizons from volcanic parent materialsp. 423
Reference pedons : physical characteristics
Application of diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) to study European volcanic soils : a preliminary examinationp. 437
Laser-diffraction grain-size analyses of reference profilesp. 453
Organo-mineral clay and physical properties in COST 622 European volcanic soilsp. 469
A comparative analysis of the pore system in volcanic soils by means of water-retention measurements and image analysisp. 493
Physical properties in European volcanic soils : a synthesis and recent developmentsp. 515
Volcanic soils and land use
Introduction to section V. European volcanic soils and land usep. 539
Landslide processes and Andosols : the case study of the Campania region, Italyp. 545
Effects of land use on soil degradation and restoration in the Canary islandsp. 565
Trace elements in polluted Italian volcanic soilsp. 581
Pesticide sorption of European volcanic soilsp. 601
Eutrophication in the Azores islandsp. 611
Soils and land use of Santorini, Greecep. 623
Environmental features and land use of Etna (Sicily - Italy)p. 629
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