Re: Was ist loess?

17 Jun 1995 14:20:21 GMT

: Who can tell me about loess? How much of it is there?
: Where did it come from?

: Thanks, Marita

Even though my knowledge of German is nearly nil, I caught and enjoyed
the pun in the title. You should be able to get a reliable answer in any
library. Here's an unreliable one: loess is dust produced by the
abrasive action of glaciers, and the soils formed by thick layers of this
dust. This soil is highly suited to the development of grasslands.

(If you can't be bothered to go to the library, you can't expect the rest
of us to answer other than off the top of our heads.)

David Wasserman (
Curmudgeon-At-Large (
"The older I get, the more value I place on experience."