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Soil science

That science dealing with soils as a natural resource on the surface of the earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils per se; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils.

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swamp

Earth science; Soil science

Swamp is an area which is flooded or drenched with water and related to plunge or cause to sink.

semiarid

Earth science; Soil science

Fairly dry because of low rainfall. Semiarid regions, such as a prairie, usually have enough water for grasses and some bushes to grow.

talus

Earth science; Soil science

A sloping pile of small pieces of rock that is at the base of a cliff is called talus.

silt

Earth science; Soil science

Small grains or particles of broken down rock. Silt particles are smaller than grains of sand but larger than the particles in clay.

talc

Earth science; Soil science

A very soft, white or green mineral found in igneous and metamorphic rocks is called talc.

stone

Earth science; Soil science

A general term for rock, especially as used in construction. A hard clump of minerals that forms in a part of body.

soil

Earth science; Soil science

The loose top layer of the Earth's surface. Soil is made of broken down pieces of rocks.

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