Soil Science (Pedology)


  1. Introduction
  2. History of Soil Science
  3. The concept of Geology
  4. The origin and structure of the Earth
  5. The chemical composition of the Earth’s crust
  6. The formation, properties and classification of minerals
  7. Minerals are taking part in the soil-forming processes and are used in the national economy
  8. Rocks and their classification
  9. Erosion of minerals and rocks
  10. Basic statements of historical geology
  11. Soil-forming rocks
  12. Laboratory and practical lessons on geology, mineralogy and petrography
  13. The general scheme of the soil-forming process and the main factors of soil formation
  14. The main factors of soil formation
  15. The role of green plants in the process of soil formation
  16. The chemical composition of plant residues
  17. Microorganisms and their role in soil formation
  18. The role of animals and plants in the process of soil formation
  19. Biological and geological cycles of nutrients in nature
  20. Impact of the parent rock, climate, topography and soil of age on soil formation processes
  21. The soil profile and its morphological characteristics
  22. Organic and the mineral component of soil
  23. Mechanical composition of soils and soil-forming rocks
  24. Colloids and absorbing ability of soil
  25. Acidity and alkalinity of soil
  26. The structure of the soil and its agronomic value
  27. The physical capacity of the soil
  28. Water properties of soil
  29. The soil air and its composition
  30. The heat capacity of the soil
  31. Nutrient regime of soil
  32. Soil solution
  33. Soil fertility and measures for its improve
  34. Classification of soils
  35. The soil zones
  36. Soils of tundra
  37. Soils of the taiga-forest zone
  38. Soils zone of Polesye in USSR
  39. Agricultural use of soils of Polesye in USSR
  40. Bog soils
  41. Agricultural use of bog soils
  42. Brown forest soils of deciduous forests
  43. Soils of forest-steppe zone
  44. Measures to improve the fertility of soils of forest-steppe zone
  45. Chernozem (black) soils of the steppe zone
  46. Chernozems of the USSR
  47. Agricultural use of chernozems and major steps to improve their fertility
  48. Soils of dry steppe zone
  49. Agricultural use and ways to improve the fertility of chestnut and brown soils
  50. Soils of desert steppes and deserts zone
  51. Agricultural use and improvement of soils of desert steppes and deserts
  52. Sand and sand soil
  53. Saline soils and malt
  54. Soils of humid subtropics
  55. Soils of floodplains and their agricultural use
  56. Mountain soils
  57. Soils of Precarpathian, Carpathian Mountains and Transcarpathia
  58. Soils of Crimea
  59. Soil protection and erosion control
  60. Measures to combat erosion
  61. Field methods of soil research
  62. Morphological features, which characterize the soil profile
  63. Ілюстрації

Шкварук М.М., Делеменчук М.І. Грунтознавство. – К.: Вища школа, 1976. – 320 с.