Pedology: Study of children or soils?

Question: I've heard soil scientists referred to as "pedologists" and the study of soil referred to as "pedology." What is the origin of these terms? "Ped" makes me think of children (pediatrics) or feet. This has been a long standing question even within soil science. In 1930, Charles Shaw, a soils professor at the University … Continue reading Pedology: Study of children or soils?