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Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook Edition 3
The Australian Soil and Land Survey Field Handbook specifies methods, standards and terminology used in soil and land surveys. It has been widely used throughout Australia, providing one reference set of definitions for the characterization of landform, vegetation, land surface, soil and substrate.
The handbook 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.
The third edition contains revised chapters on location and vegetation as well as some new landform elements. these updates have been guided by the National Committee on soil and Terrain, a steering committee comprising representatives from key federal, state and territory land resource assessment agencies.
Essential reading for all professionals involved in land resource surveys, this book will also be a value to students and educators in soil science, geography, ecology, agriculture, forestry, resource management, planning, landscape architecture and engineering.
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
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
Appendix 1: Soil Taxonomic Units—R. F. Isbell and R. C. McDonald