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Bulletin of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) | November 2008
IUSS Bulletin
 
113
 
International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)
The IUSS Bulletin is the official Newsletter of the In-ternational Union of Soil Sciences. It is freely dis-tributed through the IUSS website and a limitednumber of copies are printed. All contributions arewelcome and should be send to the editor.
Editor
Dr. Alfred E. HarteminkISRIC – World Soil InformationP.O. Box 3536700 AJ WageningenThe NetherlandsPhone: +31 (0) 317 471 713Fax: +31 (0) 317 471 700E-mail:alfred.hartemink@wur.nl
Secretary General
Stephen Nortcliff, iuss@reading.ac.uk
Deputy SG
Alfred Hartemink, alfred.hartemink@wur.nl
Division 1
Ahmet Mermut,a.mermut@usask.ca
Division 2
Ruben Kretzschmar, kretzschmar@env.ethz.ch
Division 3
Wolfgang Burghardt,wolfgang.burghardt@uni-essen.de
Division 4
Lyn Abbott, labbott@cyllene.uwa.edu.au
Copyright
IUSSP.O. Box 3536700 AJ WageningenThe Netherlands
Graphic Design
Daniël Looswww.bureaucontrapunt.nlISSN 0374-0447
Book Review Editor
Drs. J. Hans V. van BarenISRIC – World Soil InformationP.O. Box 3536700 AJ WageningenThe NetherlandsPhone: +31 (0) 317 471 711Fax: +31 (0) 317 471 700E-mail:hans.vanbaren@wur.nl
President
Roger Swift, deannravs@uq.edu.au
Vice President
Neal Menzies, n.menzies@uq.edu.au
Treasurer
Jim Gauld, j.gauld@macaulay.ac.uk
Budgets
Robin Harris, rfharris@wisc.edu
Awards
Winfried Blum, herma.exner@boku.ac.at
Statutes
John Kimble, soilcarbon@aol.com
Orders to
Dr Alfred HarteminkIUSSPO Box 3536700 AJ, WageningenThe Netherlands
IUSSBULLETIN
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NOVEMBER
2008
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Contents
Editorial (A. Hartemink)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
The Planet Earth (by Vir Singh)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
IUSS Council Meeting Brisbane– Report (S. Nortcliff)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
IUSS ALERTS May 2008 – October 2008
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
ARTICLES
The Soil Thematic Strategy: outline and current situation in the debateNiek de Wit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25The USA Soil ResolutionRattan Lal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28The Soil Spectroscopy Group and the development of a global spectral libraryRaphael Viscarra Rossel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
FIVE QUESTIONS TO A SOIL SCIENTIST
Five questions to Yuji Niino (Thailand). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Five questions to Stalin Torres (Venezuela). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Five questions to Eddy de Pauw (Syria). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Five questions to Selim Kapur (Turkey). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
THE FAVOURITE SOIL SCIENCE BOOKS
Johan Bouma (Netherlands). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
HONORS AND AWARDS
Dan Yaalon (Israel). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Noorallah G. Juma (Canada). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38Amy Brock, Adrienne Ryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39Donald Sparks (USA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
OBITUARIES
P. Bullock (UK). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
REPORTS OF MEETINGS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
UPCOMING MEETINGS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
IUSS HONORARY MEMBERS
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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