Soil Resources of Europe 2nd edition

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This volume provides the most comprehensive summary yet attempted of the current position regarding the detail and availability of soil information, particularly spatial data, at national and European levels. The first comprehensive summary of base-line soil resource data in Europe emerged from a meeting of the Heads of European Soil Surveys and Soil Data Centres, held at Silsoe in 1989 (EUR 13340 EN). A second meeting of this group took place in Orleans in December 1994 (EUR 16371 EN). The first edition of the Soil Resources of Europe (EUR 18991 EN) summarises the status of soil survey, the application of soil information and extent of monitoring activities across Europe, based on papers presented at the European Soil Bureau Advisory Committee meeting held in Silsoe 21-22 April 1998.

This second edition of the Soil Resources of Europe incorporates chapters on all the EU Member States, including those that joined the Union in May 2004, current Candidate Countries and a number of Neighbouring Countries that have close relations with the EU. It includes a contribution on the recent activities of the European Soil Bureau Network, sponsored by the European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, and a summary of the current position of soil survey, soil monitoring and soil information management in Europe. Its appearance is timely as an invaluable source of reference to underpin the ongoing Soil Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection initiated recently by the European Commission.

Soil and Groundwater Research Report No.1:

Soil Survey - a basis for European Soil Protection. J.M. Hodgson (ed). EUR 13340 EN, 214pp. (1991). Office for the Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

European Soil Bureau Research Reports:

  1. European Land Information Systems for Agro-environmental Monitoring. D. King, R.J.A. Jones and A.J. Thomasson (eds). EUR 16232 EN, 284pp. (1995). Office for the Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
  2. Soil Databases to support sustainable development. C. Le Bas and M. Jamagne (eds). EUR 16371 EN 149pp. (1996). Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
  3. The use of pedotransfer in soil hydrology research in Europe. A. Bruand, O. Duval, H.Wösten and A. Lilly (eds). EUR 17307 EN 211pp. (1997). Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
  4. Land Information Systems: Developments for planning the sustainable use of land resources. H.J. Heineke, W. Eckelmann, A.J. Thomasson, R.J.A. Jones, L. Montanarella and B. Buckley (eds). EUR 17729 EN 546pp. (1998). Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
  5. Georeferenced Soil Database for Europe: Manual of Procedures Version 1.0. European Soil Bureau, Scientific Committee. EUR 18092 EN 184pp. (1998). Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
  6. Soil Resources of Europe. P. Bullock, R.J.A. Jones and L. Montanarella (eds). EUR 18991 EN 202pp. (1999). Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
  7. Soil Classification 2001. Erika Micheli, Freddy O. Nachtergaele, Robert J.A. Jones and Luca Montanarella. EUR 20398 EN, 248pp. (2002). Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
  8. Soil Geographical Database fro Eurasia and the Mediterranean: Instructions guide for elaboration at scale 1:1,000,000. Version 4.0. J.J. Lambert, J. Daroussin, M. Eimberck, C. Le Bas, M. Jamagne, D. King and L. Montanarella. EUR 20422 EN, 64pp. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.
  9. Soil Resources of Europe, second edition. R.J.A. Jones, B. Houšková, P. Bullock and L. Montanarella (eds). EUR 20559 EN 420pp. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg. 
     

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