predominant UK soil...

Graham Burnett gburnett at
Sun Sep 10 15:16:51 EDT 2000

i'm slightly confused- according to 'soul Of soil' by Gershunny + Smillie, there are 10 zonal soil
types in the world- Entisols, Vertisols, Inceptisols, Aridisols, Mollisols, Spodosols, Alfisols,
Ultisols, oxisols & Histosols... so far so good, but according to JRW Cheattle's 'Guide To The
British Landscape' (collins, 1980), in Britain only 2 zonal soil types are found, Podzols and Brown
Earth Soils- yet neither of these are in the former books' classification listing- can somebody

Sorry to appear ignorant, thanks,

Graham Burnett
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Westcliff On Sea
Essex, UK

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