Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_47

Originally barren grounds, applied particularly though not exclusively, to parts of the Canadian Shield where a combination of thin soils, rock exposure, cold climate and permafrost, result in a sparse vegetation. Now the newest geological source of diamonds (Krajick, 2001).


  1. Krajick, K., 2001. Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic. New York: Times Books, 442 pp.Google Scholar

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