1. Introduction. 2. Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Matter. 3. Data on Interaction of Short Wave Radiation with Natural Objects. 4. Detection of Electromagnetic Radiation. 5. Processing of Remote Sensing Data and Automated Classification. 6. Image Characteristics. 7. Aerial Photography. 8. General Directions for Physiographic Interpretation of Remote Sensing Imagery in Soil Mapping. 9. Interpretation of Air Photos for Soil Mapping and Land Evaluation. 10. Airborne Line-Scanning in the 0.3 - 8 &mgr;m Zone. 11. Remote Sensing from Space in the 0.3 - 3 &Mgr;m Zone. 12. Thermal Infrared Line-Scanning and Radiometry in the Infrared and Micro-Wave Zones. 13. Active Sensor Systems. 14. Implications of Remote Sensing. Index.