Precision Agric (2010) 11:100–102 DOI 10.1007/s11119-009-9118-0 BRIEF COMMUNI CATION N. J. McKenzie, M. J. Grundy, R. Webster, and A. J. Ringrose-Voase (eds): Guidelines for Surveying Soil and Land Resources CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 2008, 2nd edition, xiv + 557 pp, AU$140.00, Hardback, ISBN-9780643090910 M. A. Oliver Published online: 9 April 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009 This publication is an edited volume with 32 chapters by 46 contributors, most of whom are Australian. Much of the text is based on the Australian background to soil and land resource survey, which has a long and distinguished history. The emphasis on the Australian experience and examples does not detract from the book; most of the principles and methodology are applicable worldwide. The ﬁrst edition, Guidelines to Survey by Gunn et al. (1988) came at the end of an era of descriptive and qualitative information on soil and landscape when interpretation depended heavily on classiﬁcation. With recent major developments in geographic information systems, remote sensing, statistical anal- ysis, digital mapping and so on, a new ‘state of the art’ edition was needed. The publication of this book also coincides with the increasing requirements for more reliable information for using and monitoring our
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