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The Soils of Nevada

  • Paul W. Blackburn
  • John B. Fisher
  • William E. Dollarhide
  • Douglas J. Merkler
  • Joseph V. Chiaretti
  • James G. Bockheim
Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 1-12
  3. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 13-16
  4. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 17-35
  5. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 37-47
  6. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 49-58
  7. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 59-74
  8. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 75-96
  9. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 97-103
  10. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 105-109
  11. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 111-117
  12. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 119-125
  13. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 127-132
  14. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 133-136
  15. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 137-138
  16. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 139-147
  17. Paul W. Blackburn, John B. Fisher, William E. Dollarhide, Douglas J. Merkler, Joseph V. Chiaretti, James G. Bockheim
    Pages 149-150
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 151-301

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses Nevada in the context of the history of soil investigations; soil-forming factors; general soil regions; soil geomorphology; taxonomic structure of the soils; taxonomic soil regions; soil-forming processes; benchmark, endemic, rare, and endangered soils; and use of soils.

With an average mean annual precipitation of 175 mm (7 in), Nevada is the driest state in the USA. More than three-quarters (89%) of the state has been mapped and the first soil survey was completed in 1909. Nevada is divided into 10 major land-resource areas and features two large deserts (the Great Basin Desert and the Mojave Desert), and over 100 north–south trending enclosed basins separated by mountain ranges (Basin and Range Province), several of which have peaks exceeding 3,400 m. Further, the soils of Nevada represent seven of the 12 globally recognized orders, 29 suborders, 69 great groups, and over 1,800 soil series, and some of the classic research on the origin of duripans and petrocalcic horizons was conducted in the state. This book presents the first report on the soils of Nevada and provides the first soil map of Nevada utilizing soil.

Keywords

Soil Geography Nevada Arid Lands Soil Formation Soil Classification

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul W. Blackburn
    • 1
  • John B. Fisher
    • 2
  • William E. Dollarhide
    • 3
  • Douglas J. Merkler
    • 4
  • Joseph V. Chiaretti
    • 5
  • James G. Bockheim
    • 6
  1. 1.USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (retired)ElkoUSA
  2. 2.USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (retired)RenoUSA
  3. 3.USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (retired)RenoUSA
  4. 4.USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (retired)Boulder CityUSA
  5. 5.USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (retired)RenoUSA
  6. 6.Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin (retired)MadisonUSA

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