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Corporate Author National Committee on Soil and Terrain (Australia)

Title Australian soil and land survey [electronic resource] : field handbook / The National Committee on Soil and Terrain.

Imprint Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Pub., c2009.

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Edition 3rd ed.
Description xvii, 246 p. : ill., charts.
Series Australian soil and land survey handbook series ; v. 1
Australian soil and land survey handbook ; v. 1.
Note "First edition 1984; second edition 1990"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index.
Contents Purpose and use of handbook / J.G. Speight and R.F. Isbell -- The site concept / J.G. Speight and R.C. McDonald -- Location / L.J. Gregory, R.C. McDonald and R.F. Isbell -- General / R.C. McDonald and R.F. Isbell -- Landform / J.G. Speight -- Vegetation / R.J. Hnatiuk, R. Thackway and J. Walker -- Land surface / R.C. McDonald, R.F. Isbell and J.G. Speight -- Soil profile / R.C. McDonald and R.F. Isbell -- Substrate / J.G. Speight and R.F. Isbell -- App. 1: Soil taxonomic units / R.F. Isbell and R.C. McDonald.
Summary "This handbook specifies methods, standards and terminology used in soil and land survey investigations related to practical problems of land use and the scientific study of land and soil. It has been widely used and adopted as a standard throughout Australia, providing one reference set of definitions for the characterisation of landform and vegetation and for the description of soils. The book advocates that a comprehensive suite of land and soil attributes be recorded in a uniform manner. This approach is held to be more useful than the allocation of land or soil to preconceived types or classes. Its usefulness is enhanced where computer facilities are available. This revised edition contains significant changes to the Vegetation chapter and revisions to the Location chapter bringing it up-to-date with the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and changes to the Substrate chapter relating to the regolith."--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Landforms -- Australia -- Classification -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Soil surveys -- Australia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Land use surveys -- Australia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Vegetation classification -- Australia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author CSIRO Publishing.
National Committee on Soil and Terrain.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780643093959 (pbk.)
0643093958 (pbk.)
9780643097117 (e-book)

 
    
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