Handbook of Soil Analysis

Mineralogical, Organic and Inorganic Methods

  • Marc Pansu
  • Jacques Gautheyrou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Mineralogical analysis

  3. Organic analysis

  4. Inorganic analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 550-550
    2. Pages 551-579
    3. Pages 581-591
    4. Pages 593-604
    5. Pages 605-628
    6. Pages 629-643
    7. Pages 667-676
    8. Pages 677-686
    9. Pages 687-696
    10. Pages 709-754
    11. Pages 755-766
    12. Pages 793-834
    13. Pages 835-893
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 975-993

About this book


This new book by Marc Pansu and Jacques Gautheyrou provides a synopsis of the analytical procedures for the physicochemical analysis of soils. It is written to conform to analytical standards and quality control. It focuses on mineralogical, organic and inorganic analyses, but also describes physical methods when these are a precondition for analysis. It will help a range of different users to choose the most appropriate method for the type of material and the particular problems they have to face. The compiled work is the product of the experience gained by the authors in the laboratories of the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) in France and in tropical countries, and includes an extensive review of the literature. The reference section at the end of each chapter lists source data from pioneer studies right up to current works, such as, proposals for structural models of humic molecules, and itself represents a valuable source of information.


Phosphor ecology environment hydrology soil

Authors and affiliations

  • Marc Pansu
    • 1
  • Jacques Gautheyrou
  1. 1.Centre IRD BP 64501Montpellier Cedex 5France

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