Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- The mechanical and chemical processes by which rocks are broken down into soil particle.
Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)
- Changes that take place in rocks and minerals at or near the surface of Earth in response to physical, chemical, and biological changes; the physical, chemical and biological breakdown of rocks and minerals.
- Botkin, D. B. & Keller, E. A. 1998. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 2nd ed. -xxxxii + 649 pp. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.