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The Soils of Georgia

  • Lia¬†Matchavariani

Part of the World Soils Book Series book series (WSBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Lia Matchavariani
    Pages 1-6
  3. Lia Matchavariani, Besik Kalandadze
    Pages 7-18
  4. Lia Matchavariani
    Pages 19-50
  5. Lia Matchavariani
    Pages 51-66
  6. Lia Matchavariani, Besik Kalandadze
    Pages 67-124
  7. Gizo Gogichaishvili
    Pages 125-134
  8. Gizo Gogichaishvili
    Pages 135-151
  9. Besik Kalandadze, Lia Matchavariani
    Pages 153-166
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 167-179

About this book


This book provides an extensive overview of the diversity of soils in Georgia. It highlights the soil-forming environment (climate, geology, geomorphology), the characterization of the physical, chemical and morphological (macro-, micro-) properties of soils, the history of soil research in Georgia, and the geographic distribution of different soil types. In addition to describing the soil cover, the book also zones and classifies the soils. Past and current land use issues, ecological properties and implications of soils, and many other aspects are elaborated on; special attention is paid to anthropogenic soil degradation due to the contamination and erosion of soils in Georgia. This comprehensive and richly illustrated book, which includes a wealth of pictures and soil maps, offers an essential field guide for soil scientists, geographers and researchers in related areas.


Soil Classification Soil Geography of Georgia Soil Macro- and Micromorphology Soil Ecology Genetic Profiles

Editors and affiliations

  • Lia¬†Matchavariani
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Exact & Natural Sciences, Department of Soil GeographyIvane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia

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