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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 3360
Professor
Bill Mahaney
Semester
Winter

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Birkeland Summary Chapter 1 Soil geomorphology is the study of soils and their use in evaluating landform evolution and age, landform stability, surface processes, and past climates. Most soils have formed during the Quaternary era. The emphasis in this book is on field relations. Definition of Soil: Engineering-Soil is unconsolidated surface material, the regolith Soil scientists-it is the medium for plant growth. This defn is not accurate bc some trees don’t need soil. BEST DEFINITION: A soil is a natural body consisting of layers of mineral and/or organic constituents of variable thicknesses, which differ fr
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