Soil Classification


By the soil classification working group

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By: Soil classification working group

Extent: 210 pages

Format: 160 x 240 mm (hardcover)

180+ colour photos

Soil classification – a natural and anthropogenic system to South Africa” is the third revised edition in a series of soil classification books on South African soils. The main aim of this book is to give recognition to the soil as a natural entity while expanding the sphere of pedological interest in soil observation and classification. The book consists of two sections, namely natural soils (section A) and anthropogenic soils (section B). The system in this edition departs from the previous concept of master soil horizons. This edition is structured such that essential components of the classification, namely the soil horizon definitions and the soil form and soil family information can be simply extracted to enable practical field implementation.


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