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Soils in the Humid Tropics and Monsoon Region of Indonesia : Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment - Kim H. Tan

Soils in the Humid Tropics and Monsoon Region of Indonesia

Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

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Published: 28th May 2008
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Highlighting the vast differences in tropical climate, from hot and humid to cool and arctic, Soils in the Humid Tropics and Monsoon Region of Indonesia explores the climate, soil zones, and altitudinal variation in soil formation. The author explores the changes in geomorphology, especially in climate and vegetation above sea level, that have yielded zones of different soils.

The book makes accessible hard-to-find information translated from Dutch archives. Informally divided into two parts, it begins with coverage of the development of soil science in Indonesia. The author reviews the geography and geomorphology of the archipelago, climate, vegetation, and mineralization and humification processes as factors of soil formation. The second part examines the major soils, their genesis, properties, taxonomy, land use, and evaluation. The discussion moves from lowlands, to uplands, then mountains, and concludes with andosols found in the mountains as well as in the lowlands.

Focused and timely, this book knits new knowledge with old but important information that has been previously difficult to access. These features and more make it an important resource in this field.

The development of soil science in Indonesiap. 1
Geomorphology of Indonesiap. 27
Climate of Indonesiap. 51
Vegetation of Indonesiap. 77
Soil formation, classification, and land usep. 93
Soils in the lowlands of Indonesiap. 129
Soils in the uplands of Indonesiap. 293
Soils in the mountains of Indonesiap. 333
Andosols of Indonesiap. 399
References and Additional Readingsp. 447
Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9781420069075
ISBN-10: 1420069071
Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 28th May 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.45
Weight (kg): 0.96
Edition Number: 1