The Soils of Sri Lanka [1st ed.] 9783030441425, 9783030441449

This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the soils of Sri Lanka. Including sections on the soil res

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The Soils of Sri Lanka [1st ed.]
 9783030441425, 9783030441449

Table of contents :
Front Matter ....Pages i-xxi
Soil Research and Soil Mapping History (Ranjith B. Mapa)....Pages 1-11
Climate (B. V. R. Punyawardena)....Pages 13-22
Geology and Geomorphology (Rohana Chandrajith)....Pages 23-34
Soil Mineralogy (S. P. Indraratne)....Pages 35-47
Major Soils of the Dry Zone and Their Classification (A. R. Dassanayake, G. G. R. De Silva, Ranjith B. Mapa)....Pages 49-67
Major Soils of the Intermediate Soils and Their Classification (A. R. Dassanayake, L. L. W. Somasiri, Ranjith. B. Mapa)....Pages 69-82
Major Soils of the Wet Zone and Their Classification (A. R. Dassanayake, A. Senarath, L. S. K. Hettiarachchi, Ranjith B. Mapa)....Pages 83-94
Land Use (Ranjith B. Mapa)....Pages 95-102
Soil Degradation (H. B. Nayakekorale)....Pages 103-118
Environmental Soil Issues (Ranjith B. Mapa)....Pages 119-124
Back Matter ....Pages 125-128

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