Volcanic eruptions are generally viewed as agents of destruction,
yet they provide the parent materials from which some of the most
productive soils in the world are formed. The high productivity
results from a combination of unique physical, chemical and
mineralogical properties. The importance and uniqueness of volcanic
ash soils are exemplified by the recent establishment of the
Andisol soil order in Soil Taxonomy. This book provides the first
comprehensive synthesis of all aspects of volcanic ash soils in a
single volume. It contains in-depth coverage of important topics
including terminology, morphology, genesis, classification,
mineralogy, chemistry, physical properties, productivity and
utilization. A wealth of data (37 tables, 81 figures, and Appendix)
mainly from the Tohoku University Andisol Data Base is used to
illustrate major concepts. Twelve color plates provide a valuable
visual-aid and complement the text description of the world-wide
distribution for volcanic ash soils.
This volume will serve as a valuable reference for soil
scientists, plant scientists, ecologists and geochemists interested
in biogeochemical processes occurring in soils derived form
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