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The Soils of Mexico

  • Pavel Krasilnikov
  • Ma. del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena
  • Robert J. Ahrens
  • Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo
  • Sergey Sedov
  • Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pavel Krasilnikov, Ma del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena, Robert J Ahrens, Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo, Sergey Sedov, Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
    Pages 1-4
  3. Pavel Krasilnikov, Ma del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena, Robert J Ahrens, Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo, Sergey Sedov, Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
    Pages 5-23
  4. Pavel Krasilnikov, Ma del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena, Robert J Ahrens, Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo, Sergey Sedov, Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
    Pages 25-32
  5. Pavel Krasilnikov, Ma del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena, Robert J. Ahrens, Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo, Sergey Sedov, Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
    Pages 33-74
  6. Pavel Krasilnikov, Ma del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena, Robert J. Ahrens, Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo, Sergey Sedov, Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
    Pages 75-126
  7. Pavel Krasilnikov, Ma del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena, Robert J Ahrens, Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo, Sergey Sedov, Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
    Pages 127-139
  8. Pavel Krasilnikov, Ma del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena, Robert J Ahrens, Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo, Sergey Sedov, Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
    Pages 141-146
  9. Pavel Krasilnikov, Ma del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena, Robert J Ahrens, Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo, Sergey Sedov, Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
    Pages 147-171
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 173-181

About this book

Introduction

Mexico is an extensive country with an extremely complex mosaic of landscapes. The soils of Mexico have still not been completely studied, and there are few publications available on this subject. This book provides a state-of-the-art view on Mexican soils, their geographical distribution, their use and degradation. This is a first attempt to give a systematized characteristic of the soil resources of Mexico. Land resources of the second-biggest economy in Latin America are critical for its sustainable development, and a demand for adequate soil information is high. The information contained within can be used for any soil-related research done in Mexico and in neighboring countries. The book includes detailed characteristics of soils of all the physiographic regions of Mexico with maps, photos and explanatory schemes. The book is based on the experiences of the authors in research and soil survey, as well as on the existent, mainly ‘grey’ literature on Mexican soils. The book is recommended for researchers and university readers, students of all levels and decision-makers, working in the area of soil science, environmental issues, earth sciences, land management and nature conservation.

Keywords

Agriculture Earth Science Geoecology Soil Conservation Soil Science

Authors and affiliations

  • Pavel Krasilnikov
    • 1
  • Ma. del Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena
    • 2
  • Robert J. Ahrens
    • 3
  • Carlos Omar Cruz-Gaistardo
    • 4
  • Sergey Sedov
    • 5
  • Elizabeth Solleiro-Rebolledo
    • 6
  1. 1.Center of Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute of Biology, Karelian ResearchPetrozavodskRussia
  2. 2.Colegio de PosgraduadosMontecilloMexico
  3. 3., National Soil Survey CenterUnited States Department of AgricultureLincolnUSA
  4. 4.Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y GeogAguascalientesMexico
  5. 5., Instituto de GeologíaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexicoMexico
  6. 6., Instituto de GeologíaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexicoMexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5660-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5659-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5660-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1255
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1263
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