HUMANITY'S TRANSFORMATION OF EARTH'S SOIL: PEDOLOGY'S NEW FRONTIER

@article{Richter2007HUMANITYSTO,
  title={HUMANITY'S TRANSFORMATION OF EARTH'S SOIL: PEDOLOGY'S NEW FRONTIER},
  author={Daniel D. Richter},
  journal={Soil Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={172},
  pages={957-967}
}
  • D. Richter
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Geography
  • Soil Science
Pedology was born in the 18th and 19th centuries, when soil was first conceived as a natural body worthy of its own scientific investigation. For well over a century, pedology explored soil as a system developed from a complex of natural processes. By the mid-20th century, however, human activities began to affect substantial global soil changes with influence on the dynamics of the Earth's environment. Such anthropedogenesis was first defined as "metapedogenesis" by Yaalon and Yaron (1966), a… 

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