Website soillab.ifas.ufl.edu Textbook Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils Brady and Weil (Recommended) Lecture Notes Available at the University Copy Center
1620 W. University Ave. Grading Grading: Exams: 4 exams (100 pts each) Lecture questions
100 pts. Bonus Class attendance is required. Exams Exam I
Exam II Exam III Exam IV Sept. 24 Oct. 15 Nov. 7 Dec. 13
Lecture Questions Each Lecture Objectives Course Objective: To attempt to directly serve the academic or professional needs and goals of the students. To acquaint students with the importance of soils to humans and the environment through study of their morphology, physical and chemical properties, their distribution, and their biological
significance. Objectives 1. Properties common to all or most soils at various scales 2. Vocabulary to communicate with Env./Ag. Professionals 3. Problem solving skills to manage soils effectively 4. The importance of soils in sustaining life The People Trap
By Robert Sheckley Synopsis Story about a young couple living in an overpopulated future where you are required to have a special permit to Pesticides, have a child. get a little careless, and
Management of Nutrients, andThey Wastes the wife gets pregnant. If don't havesoils, the waters permit,and
your child will be put in cold Remediation of you contaminated aquifers Soil Quality/Ecological storage at birth. Later, if you canIndicators
get a permit, the government will unfreeze the Soil/Landscape Analysis baby and give it back to you. The couple's only hope is for the husband to win a Wetlands and Aquatic Systems foot race whose first prize is an acre of land and a baby permit. All of the other competitors have agreed that if they win, they'll sell the land to a Big
Corporation. The husband won't sell, so the Big Corporation does various underhanded things to prevent his winning. How large is the Earth? To how much are you entitled? How large is the Earth? Radius: Diameter:
Circumference: 3986 mi 7973 mi 25,048 mi (4000 Mi) (8000 Mi) (25,000 mi)
Surface area: 200 million mi2 Oceans: 140 million mi2 Land: 60 million mi2 Diameter: 862,400 miles Area: 2.3 trillion mi2
Diameter: 8000 miles How much do you get? Land: 60 million mi2 World Population:
6.5 billion 6 ac/person Perspective Earth Radius: 4000 miles Surface area: 200 million mi2 Oceans:
140 million mi2 Land: 60 million mi2 Circumference: 25,048 mi (25,000 mi) When was it determined that
the earth was round? When was the circumference first calculated? Martin Behaim 1492, constructed one of the first terrestrial globes, still preserved at the Nuremberg National Museum The Round Debate Pythagoras 525 B.C. philosophical: the sphere is the perfect shape
Aristotle 350 B.C. New stars, ships, lunar eclipse Eratosthenes 240 B.C. Calculated the earths diameter Physical Proof: 1522 Eratosthenes Eratosthenes240
240B.C. B.C. June 21 =7.5o r sin (7.5) = 500 r = 3830 miles
(3986 miles) Circumference: 24,064 mi Columbus Circumference: 17,700 miles 2,400 miles
1 mile = 3700 ft. 10,000 miles! How much do you get? Land: 60 million mi2
World Population: 6.5 billion 6 ac/person Average ocean depth? Average soil depth?
Soils: meters thick Introduction to Soils in the Environment SOS 3022 Dr. James Bonczek
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