The soils of Spain /

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Imprint:Cham : Springer, 2016.
Description:1 online resource : color illustrations, color maps
Series:World soils book series
World soils book series.
Subject:Soils -- Spain.
Physical geography & topography.
Agricultural science.
Soil science, sedimentology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Gallardo, Juan F., editor.
Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 28, 2015).
Summary:This book provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the soils of Spain gathered by a variety of Spanish experts in the field. It presents soils in this country as particularly conditioned by the naturally diverse and drastic distribution of the Spanish landscape, characterized by mountainous ranges in the North, and arid areas in the South and the East. The first chapter sets the agricultural scenario in Spain as influenced by the Arabic culture and American agricultural products; the second chapter provides a classification and distribution of Spanish soils; the third chapter approaches the topic of soils in the characteristically humid Northern Iberia area as prone to diversity and soil evolution; the fourth focuses on the soils of the South and East of Spain as affected by lack of rainfall and abundance in calcic soil horizons; the fifth chapter deals with Mediterranean soils, having as a particular characteristic the dominance of red colors; and the last chapter discusses the challenges and future issues of Spanish soils.
Other form:Print version: Soils of Spain. Cham : Springer, 2016 9783319205403 3319205404
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-20541-0
Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Editor and Contributors; Contributors; 1 Introduction; 1.1; Geology and Geomorphology; 1.2; Climate; 1.3; Soil and Humans; 1.4; Soil Distribution and Characteristics; 1.5; Soil Science in Spain; 1.6; The Soils of Spain; Appendix; References; 2 Soil Distribution and Classification; 2.1; Introduction; 2.2; Soil Temperature and Moisture Regimes; 2.3; Soil Geography: Description of Taxonomic Units; 2.3.1 Alfisols (Photos 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3); Aqualfs: Epiaqualfs; Cryalfs: Haplocryalfs; Udalfs: Hapludalfs; Ustalfs; Haplustalfs; Paleustalfs.
  • Rhodustalfs2.3.1.5 Xeralfs; Haploxeralfs; Palexeralfs; Rhodoxeralf; 2.3.2 Andisols (Photo 2.4); Torrands: Vitritorrands; Ustands: Haplustands; Vitrands; Udivitrands; Ustivitrands; Xerands: Haploxerands; 2.3.3 Aridisols (Photo 2.5); Argids; Haplargids; Paleargids; Calcids; Haplocalcids; Petrocalcids; Cambids; Gypsids: Calcigypsids and Haplogypsids; Salids; Haplosalids; Aridisol Technology; 2.3.4 Entisols (Photos 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9 and 2.10); Aquents; Epiaquents; Fluvaquents; Hydraquents; Psammaquents; Sulfaquents.
  • FluventsTorrifluvents; Udifluvents; Ustifluvents; Xerofluvents; Orthens; Cryorthents; Torriorthents; Udorthents; Ustorthents; Xerorthents; Psamments; Quartzipsamments; Torripsamments; Ustipsamments; Xeropsamments; 2.3.5 Histosols (Photo 2.11); 2.3.6 Inceptisols (Photos 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16 and 2.17); Aquepts; Epiaquepts; Cryepts; Udepts: Dystrudepts and Eutrudepts; Ustepts: Dystrustepts and Haplustepts; Xerepts; Calcixerepts; Dystroxerepts; Haploxerepts; 2.3.7 Mollisols; Rendolls: Cryrendolls.
  • Udolls: Hapludolls2.3.7.3 Ustolls: Haplustolls; Xerolls; Haploxerolls; Calcixerolls; 2.3.8 Spodosols; Humods: Haplohumods; Orthods: Haplorthods; 2.3.9 Ultisols; Udults: Hapludults; Ustults: Haplustults; Xerults: Haploxerults; 2.3.10 Vertisols; Uderts: Hapluderts; Usterts: Calciusterts and Haplusterts; Xerert: Calcixererts and Haploxererts; Appendix; References; 3 Soils of the Temperate Humid Zone; 3.1; Introduction; 3.2; Soil Research History; 3.3; Soil-Forming Factors.
  • 3.3.1 Soil Parent Materials and Geomorphology3.3.1.1 Rock Types; Geological Units; Geomorphology; 3.3.2 Climate; General Climatic Aspects of the Spanish Temperate Humid Zone; Temperature, Precipitation, Drainage, and Moisture Deficit in the Spanish Temperate Humid Zone; 3.3.3 Vegetation and Land Use; Climax Vegetation in the Spanish Temperate Humid Zone; Actual Vegetation in the Spanish Temperate Humid Zone: Natural Forest Formations.