The Soils of Spain

  • Juan F. Gallardo

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Juan F. Gallardo
    Pages 1-10
  3. Vicente D. Gómez-Miguel, David Badía-Villas
    Pages 11-48
  4. Tarsy Carballas, Manuel Rodríguez-Rastrero, Octavio Artieda, José Gumuzzio, Montserrat Díaz-Raviña, Ángela Martín
    Pages 49-144
  5. David Badía-Villas, Fernando del Moral
    Pages 145-161
  6. E. Ortega, F. J. Lozano, F. J. Martínez, Ramón Bienes, Juan F. Gallardo, Carlos Asensio
    Pages 163-187
  7. Agustín Merino, Gerardo Moreno, Francisco B. Navarro, Juan F. Gallardo
    Pages 189-195
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 197-197

About this book


This book provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the soils of Spain gathered by a variety of Spanish experts in the field. It presents soils in this country as particularly conditioned by the naturally diverse and drastic distribution of the Spanish landscape, characterized by mountainous ranges in the North, and arid areas in the South and the East. The first chapter sets the agricultural scenario in Spain as influenced by the Arabic culture and American agricultural products; the second chapter provides a classification and distribution of Spanish soils; the third chapter approaches the topic of soils in the characteristically humid Northern Iberia area as prone to diversity and soil evolution; the fourth focuses on the soils of the South and East of Spain as affected by lack of rainfall and abundance in calcic soil horizons; the fifth chapter deals with Mediterranean soils, having as a particular characteristic the dominance of red colors; and the last chapter discusses the challenges and future issues of Spanish soils.


Basque Soils Galician Soils Iberian Peninsula Soil Mediterranean Soils Soils of Spain Spanish Agriculture Vertisols

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan F. Gallardo
    • 1
  1. 1.SalamancaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20540-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20541-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1255
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1263
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