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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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In soil science, humus (coined 1790–1800; ) refers to any organic matter that has reached a point of stability, where it will break down no further and might, if conditions do not change, remain as it is for centuries, if not millennia. Humus significantly influences the texture of soil and contributes to moisture and nutrient retention.


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