The Soils of Italy

  • Edoardo A.C. Costantini
  • Carmelo Dazzi

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Costanza Calzolari
    Pages 1-17
  3. Edoardo A. C. Costantini, Maria Fantappié, Giovanni L’Abate
    Pages 19-37
  4. Claudio Bini
    Pages 39-56
  5. Andrea Giordano
    Pages 57-91
  6. Stefano Carnicelli, Edoardo A. C. Costantini
    Pages 93-104
  7. Edoardo A. C. Costantini, Roberto Barbetti, Maria Fantappiè, Giovanni L’Abate, Romina Lorenzetti, Simona Magini
    Pages 105-178
  8. Anna Benedetti, Maria Teresa Dell’Abate, Rosario Napoli
    Pages 179-203
  9. Carmelo Dazzi, Giuseppe Lo Papa
    Pages 205-245
  10. Giuseppe Corti, Stefania Cocco, Giorgia Brecciaroli, Alberto Agnelli, Giovanna Seddaiu
    Pages 247-293
  11. Franco Ajmone Marsan, Ermanno Zanini
    Pages 295-302
  12. Fabio Terribile, Angelo Basile, Antonello Bonfante, Antonio Carbone, Claudio Colombo, Giuliano Langella et al.
    Pages 303-348
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 349-354

About this book


The Soils of Italy is the first comprehensive book on Italian pedology in seventy years. Taking advantage of the authors’ large experience and of the most up-to-date  information and technology, this book treats the main soil types of Italy, their diffusion, their functions, ecological use, and the threats to which they are subjected during centuries of intensive management. It also deals with future scenarios of the relationships between soil science and other disciplines, such as urban development, medicine, economics, sociology, and archaeology. The description of the soils is accompanied by a complete set of data, pictures and maps, including benchmark profiles. Factors of soil formation are also treated, making use of new, unpublished data and elaborations. The book also includes a history of pedological research in Italy, spanning over a century. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Edoardo A.C. Costantini
    • 1
  • Carmelo Dazzi
    • 2
  1. 1.l’agrobiologia e la pedologia, Senior ResearcherCRA-ABP Centro di ricerca perFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.PalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5641-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5642-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1255
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1263
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