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The Soils of Antarctica

  • Includes first comprehensive description of key soil taxa, along with color photographs of Antarctic soils

  • Includes first maps of Antarctic soils

  • Updates last book on Antarctic soils published in 1987

  • Contributes to Springer's World Soils Book Series

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-05497-1
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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Soils of Antarctica: History and Challenges

    • James G. Bockheim
    Pages 1-3
  3. Soil-Forming Factors in Antarctica

    • James G. Bockheim
    Pages 5-20
  4. Soils of Queen Maud Land

    • Elya P. Zazovskaya, Dmitriy G. Fedorov-Davydov, Tatyana V. Alekseeva, Maria I. Dergacheva
    Pages 21-44
  5. Soils of Enderby Land

    • Andrey V. Dolgikh, Nikita S. Mergelov, Andrey A. Abramov, Alexey V. Lupachev, Sergey V. Goryachkin
    Pages 45-63
  6. Soils of MacRobertson Land

    • Nikita S. Mergelov, Dmitry E. Konyushkov, Alexey V. Lupachev, Sergey V. Goryachkin
    Pages 65-86
  7. Soils of Wilkes Land (The Windmill Islands)

    • Hans-Peter Blume, Manfred Bölter
    Pages 87-105
  8. Soils of North Victoria Land

    • James G. Bockheim
    Pages 107-116
  9. Soils of Central Victoria Land, the McMurdo Dry Valleys

    • James G. Bockheim, Malcolm McLeod
    Pages 117-148
  10. Soils of Southern Victoria Land, the Southern Transantarctic Mountains

    • James G. Bockheim, Malcolm McLeod
    Pages 149-168
  11. Soils of Ellsworth Land, the Ellsworth Mountains

    • James G. Bockheim, Carlos E. G. R. Schaefer
    Pages 169-181
  12. Soils of Marie Byrd Land

    • Alexey V. Lupachev, Evgeniy V. Abakumov, Andrey A. Abramov, Sergey V. Goryachkin, David A. Gilichinsky
    Pages 183-203
  13. Soils of Graham and Palmer Lands, Antarctic Peninsula

    • Nicholas Haus, Carlos E. G. R. Schaefer, James Bockheim, Thiago Torres C. Pereira
    Pages 205-225
  14. Soils of the South Orkney and South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

    • Felipe N. B. Simas, Carlos E. G. R. Schaefer, Roberto F.M. Michel, Marcio R. Francelino, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 227-273
  15. Soils of the Weddell Sea Sector, Antarctica

    • Carlos E. G. R. Schaefer, Katia Karoline Delpupo Souza, Felipe N. B. Simas, Davi Gjorup, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 275-279
  16. Human Impacts on Soils

    • T. A. O’Neill, J. Aislabie, M. R. Balks
    Pages 281-303
  17. Antarctic Soils and Climate Change

    • James G. Bockheim
    Pages 305-314
  18. Summary

    • James G. Bockheim
    Pages 315-320
  19. Back Matter

    Pages 321-322

About this book

This book divides Antarctica into eight ice-free regions and provides information on the soils of each region. Soils have been studied in Antarctica for nearly 100 years. Although only 0.35% (45,000 km2) of Antarctica is ice-free, its weathered, unconsolidated material qualify as “soils.”  Soils of Antarctica  is richly illustrated with nearly 150 images and provisional maps are provided for several key ice-free areas.

Keywords

  • Antarctic Soils
  • Soil Classification
  • Soil Formation
  • Soil Geography
  • Soil Maps

Reviews

“Jim Bockheim … has co-ordinated a volume of 17 chapters by about 30 authors and co-authors, although he has had a guiding hand in most of the chapters. … The book is well illustrated and contains many colour photographs, which will help those who are unlikely to gain first-hand experience of Antarctica, and tables of data. Each chapter is extensively referenced, usually to original survey information or primary research papers, which is to be commended.” (D. W. Hopkins, European Journal of Soil Science, Vol. 67, November, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Soil Science Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

    James G. Bockheim

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 179.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-05497-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)