Edited by HARI ESWARAN, THOMAS RICE, ROBERT AHRENS, and BOBBY A. STEWART. CRC Press LLC, 2000 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431. 2002. Hardbound, 362 pp. $99.95. ISBN 0-8493-1339-2.

The classification of soil is a terrific conceptual and practical challenge. Through time, a wide variety of approaches to soil classification have served different groups of scientists and practitioners for a broad range of purposes. This book offers a history and comprehensive description of world soil classification systems, thereby filling a gap in the reference-shelf literature. In addition, it offers constructive critique and theoretical basis for the improvement of existing...

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