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Soils

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

Soils are some of the products of lithosphere breakdown created by interactions at the surface of the Earth between the ...

Soils

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
5,577 words
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Soils are the products of the breakdown of rocky and organic components of the Earth's surface by interactions among the ...

Soil and Soil Conservation

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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2,436 words
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Human-induced soil erosion occurs whenever and wherever rain or wind hits soil that has been disturbed. The more sloping the ...

soil

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
107 words

Surface layer of loose material resting on top of the rock which makes up the surface of the Earth. It ...

soils

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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
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2,205 words
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It is possible to define soil in many ways. A useful, well-established, and all-embracing definition proposed by J. S. Joffe ...

soils and topography

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The Oxford Companion to the Earth

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography
Length:
840 words
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Relief or topography is one of the five main factors that influence the way soils develop. The influence of topography ...

Soils

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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
3,209 words
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The word soil conveys a wide array of meanings, ranging from “dirt” to “the thin veneer on which all life ...

soil

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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62 words
[Ge] ... A general term describing the organic‐rich surface layer that forms naturally on the top of most bedrock types as a result of the weathering of the parent material, the ... More

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