Chapter 4: Soil

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Explain how soil is formed.

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The formation of soil is a long process. It begins with the breakdown of huge rocks into smaller pieces by the action of wind, rain, flowing river water, etc. This process is called weathering. These small rocks particles then mix up with humus to form fertile soil. It takes hundreds of years to break down rocks into fine particles that make the soil. The nature of soil depends on the rocks from which it has been formed and the type of vegetation that grows in it.


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