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il: The Skin of the Earth Soil: The Skin of the Earth ES 100 Ronald Amundson
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Gracia por su atención
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rrestrial Planets Terrestrial Planets Wikipedia
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Solar System Habitability Zone Wikipedia
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“The Earth is not just an ordinary planet!” Antoine de Saint Exupery, The Little Prince
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The Earth’s Biosphere p greater than 4 By of feedback between life and earth materials Life/non life interactions have made, and sustained, planetary habitability biological “waste gases” (O 2 , CH 4 , CO 2 , N 2 ) keep planet about 30 0 C warmer than abiotic planet p life/earth interactions buffer global perturbations Soil is the interface between life and rock, where many processes maintaining earth habitability occur
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“We might say that the earth has a spirit of growth, that its flesh is the soil” Leonardo da Vinci
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Soil and Earth Sustainability The Basics What is soil and how does it form? The Issues Soils and climate change Soils and erosion Soils and biodiversity
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The Basics Soils = f (climate, biota, topography, parent material, and time)
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