STANLEY W. BUOL, RANDAL J. SOUTHARD, ROBERT C. GRAHAM, and PAUL A. McDANIEL. Iowa State Press, 2121 South State Avenue, Ames, Iowa 50014. 2003. Hardback, 494 p. $79.99. ISBN 0-8138-2873-2.

This book contains the most current information for the scientific field of pedology, the study of soil genesis, morphology, and classification. As stated in the preface, it “presents the current understanding of soil as a thin layer of the earth's surface that forms an interface between the inorganic minerals of the earth's crust and the organic components of biological entities living on the land and in the surrounding environment.” Soil...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.