Soils of Malaysia

Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Radziah Othman, Che Fauziah Ishak

September 20, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 214 Pages - 53 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138197695 - CAT# K31301

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  • Describes major soil types and soil classification through recent mapping and illustrations.
  • Discusses geology and geomorphology, climate, land use and vegetation along with the diversity of flora and fauna.
  • Explains soils in terms of physio-chemical characteristics and ecosystem, soil organisms and their functions, and importance of soils for construction characteristics and stabilization.
  • Outlines agricultural causes and effects of soil contamination and controlling methods.
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of soil fertility and management as well as future fate of Malaysian soils.


There are approximately 500 different types of soils in Malaysia, most is residual soil and coastal alluvial soil. It covers topics including climate; flora and fauna; geology and hydrology; land use changes for agriculture; soil fertility; human-induced soil degradation; and soil contamination sources.