Soil - The living skin of planet earth.

A.E. Hartemink, S. Nortcliff, D.L. Dent

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Soils are vulnerable. The largest disruption and destruction is caused by humans. It is not a new phenomenon as soil degradation took place in the early civilisations in the basin of the Tigris and Euphrates. A major threat is soil erosion by which the soil is removed often exposing unweathered rock. Soil erosion arises from poor land management activities, for example cultivating steeply sloping land
Original languageEnglish
PublisherISRIC - World Soil Information/IUSS
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • soil
  • erosion
  • soil conservation


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