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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Reflections on the nature of soil and its biomantle

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JOHNSON D.L. ; DOMIER J.E.J. ; JOHNSON D.N. ;

Abstract

The AA. examine some historical turning points that led soil scientists to embrace a plant-linked, agronomic-inspired, environmental factors approach to explain soil formation and to turn away from a process-oriented and animal-linked approach championed by Darwin and others. The AA. advance a multifaceted and biodynamic approach where soil is viewed as the skin of planetary landforms, but where on Earth, the biomantle comprises a unique global epidermis. They advocate a biomantle-emphasized, subaerial-subaqueous view of Earth's soil as a global continuum

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 95, no1 [pp. 11-31]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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