Soils in the New Zealand Landscape: the Living Mantle

Soils in the New Zealand Landscape: the Living Mantle - 2nd Edition, by Les Molloy, is an outstanding book on New Zealand soils and the agriculture and landscapes they underlie.


This book is superbly illustrated with colour photographs, and it is a classic work on New Zealand soils. An essential companion for all who are interested in the use, conservation and science of our soil resource. Hard copies can be found online.


For those interested we have included links to individual chapters below:


Contents, Foreword & Preface
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Chapter 1 - How Soils Are Formed
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Chapter 2 - Pumic Lands
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Chapter 3 - Loamlands
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Chapter 4 - Ringplain and Steeplands
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Chapter 5 - Clay Hills and Kauri
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Chapter 6 - Terraces and Dunes
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Chapter 7 - Shattered Hills
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Chapter 8 - Rugged Axis
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Chapter 9 - Mountain Barrier to the West Wind
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Chapter 10 - In the Rainshadow of the Alps
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Chapter 11 - Podzols and Pakihis
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Chapter 12 - Stony Plains, Silty Downs
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Chapter 13 - Brown Earth, Green Land
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Chapter 14 - Soils and Land Use
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Chapter 15 - Soil and Society
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Soils in the New Zealand Landscape: the Living Mantle