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The Twelve Soil Orders - Soil Taxonomy
This University of Idaho website discusses the twelve orders of soils, and provides images that illustrate the distribution, properties, and use of the soil orders. It provides general information on each of the twelve orders with a description, a U.S. map showing soil locations, and pictures of the soil type. A Global Distribution Map indicates locations of each soil type throughout the world.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-655
Related resources:
This resource references 'Keys to Soil Taxonomy'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Dr Paul McDaniel
University of Idaho