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Cryosols : Permafrost-Affected Soils - John M. Kimble


Permafrost-Affected Soils

By: John M. Kimble (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9783540207511
Number Of Pages: 726

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Cryosols occupy a unique part of the earth and have properties greatly different from other soils. They also occur where the greatest impact of global warming is predicted. They have been studied extensively in Russia, Canada and in other regions. This is, however, the first book which brings together experts from all fields in order to focus on these unique soils. It will undoubtedly provide one of the best sources of information available about these soils.

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"This book summarizes the results achieved by members of the Working Group and their associates, and is the first significant text dedicated to the soils. ... John Kimble, Charles Tarnocai, Sergey Goryachkin and other members of the Cryosol Group are to be heartily congratulated for the production of this book. It is the first authoritative and wide-ranging account of soils that occupy very large areas of the world's polar regions and are likely to have increasing ecological and environmental significance in the future." (J.A. Catt, European Journal of Soil Science, Vol. 56, 2005)

"Cryosols compiles decades of work by scholars, researchers, and field soil practitioners on soils and their management in the permafrost regions of the world. ... Figures and tables are timely and easily interpreted. Each chapter has its own reference list covering many years of peer-reviewed international journals and books ... . Cryosols is a valuable reference for soil scientists, ecologists, biologists, agronomists, foresters, and conservationists interested in the permafrost region. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above." (S.G. Shetron, CHOICE, Vol. 42 (5), January, 2005)

"This volume is an impressive undertaking that summarizes the current state of knowledge concerning the soils of cold regions. ... This book will be of interest for three main reasons. First, it is the only major volume that brings together studies upon cold-climate soils ... . Second, it attempts the difficult task of integrating the different approaches adopted by soil scientists in Russia, Europe and North America. Third, it brings cryosols to the attention of the wider scientific community." (Hugh French, Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 30 (1), 2006)

The history of research of polar soil : introductionp. 3
Soil research in arctic Alaska, Greenland, and Antarcticap. 5
The history of research of Eurasian Cryosolsp. 17
Northern soil research in Canadap. 29
The geography of Cryosols : introductionp. 47
Similarities and differences in arctic and antarctic soil zonesp. 49
Cryosols in Alaskap. 71
Cryosols of Arctic Canadap. 95
Cryosols of the boreal, subarctic, and Western Cordilera regions of Canadap. 119
Cryosols in the Russian Arctic Archipelagosp. 139
Soils and soil cover of Northeastern Eurasiap. 161
Cryosols of the Russian European Northp. 185
Cryosols of Western Siberiap. 209
Cryosols of the mountains of Southern Siberia and far Eastern Russiap. 231
Geography and ecology of cryogenic soils of Mongoliap. 253
The periglacial environment and distribution of Cryosols in Chinap. 275
Cryosols of the arid Antarcticp. 291
The soil cover of Central Siberiap. 303
Properties and processes of Cryosols : introductionp. 341
Physico-chemical processes in Cryogenic soilsp. 347
Micromorphology of Cryosolsp. 365
The thermal regime of Cryosolsp. 391
Cryosols in the extremely arid transantarctic mountains region of Antarcticap. 415
Mineralogy and weathering of Antarctic Cryosolsp. 427
Weathering processes in arid Cryosolsp. 447
Ecological processes of Cryosols : introductionp. 461
Organic matter and bioactivity in Cryosols of Arctic Alaskap. 463
The biological cycle in terrestrial polar ecosystems and its influence on soil formationp. 479
Soil organic matter storage in cold soils of coastal Eastern Antarctica (Casey Station, Wilkes Land)p. 509
Composition and transformation of soil organic matter in Cryosols and gelic histosols in coastal Eastern Antarctica (Casey Station, Wilkes Land)p. 525
Microorganisms and microbial processes in Antarctic soilsp. 557
The biology of arid Cryosolsp. 573
Biodiversity, primary productivity, and the seasonal dynamic of soil processes in Taimyr soil-permafrost complexesp. 581
Classification of Cryosols : introductionp. 597
Classification of Cryosols in Canadap. 599
Classification of Cryosols in Russiap. 611
The gelisol order in soil taxonomyp. 627
Classification of permafrost-affected soils in the WRBp. 637
Management and use of Cryosols : introductionp. 659
Agricultural use of tundra soils in the Vorkuta area, Northeast European Russiap. 661
Disposal of mine tailings in continuous permafrost areas : environmental aspects and future control strategiesp. 677
Environmental impacts and recovery from human activities on Cryosols of the transantarctic mountainsp. 699
Soil properties and relations in Cryosols of the region of the transantarctic mountains in Antarcticap. 713
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ISBN: 9783540207511
ISBN-10: 3540207511
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 726
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 2.68