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The University of Alberta (Canada)'s Soil Science Server supplies this excellent site on the Pedosphere, "the part of the Earth's environment in which soils are found." A dozen sections provide illustrated information on the basics of soil; ecological functions of soil; soil texture, color, and structure; soil formation; soil classification systems in Canada; mineralogy; soil reactions and chemistry; soil water; soil air; soil ecology; soil organic matter; and soil survey. In addition, five tutorials and numerous "self tests" allow readers to maximize their learning about the soils of Alberta, soil water calculations, and soil organic matter dynamics, among other topics. Each section consists of concise definitions, several color figures, and a description of important concepts or details; a glossary follows. For anyone wishing to learn more about soils, this is an outstanding place to start.
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