Celebrating Soil : Discovering Soils and Landscapes


Celebrating Soil : Discovering Soils and Landscapes Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer International Publishing AG
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Pages: 243 Illustrations and other contents: 284 Tables, color; 232 Illustrations, color; 106 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 243 p. 338 illus., 232 illus. in color. ISBN: 9783319326825 Categories: , ,

This richly illustrated book celebrates the diversity, importance, and intrinsic beauty of soils around the world and helps the reader to understand the ways that soils are related to the landscapes in which they form. The book unravels the complex bond between humans and soils and the importance of soils in our cultures and everyday lives.

Soil is critical to terrestrial life on earth. It underpins human food supply and provides materials on which we build our lives. Soil is out of sight and often out of mind, thus easy to overlook. Yet soil has tremendous variety and intrinsic beauty for those who care to look. Soil contains a memory of the events that have shaped the landscape and the environment. With help you can look at a soil and understand the stories that it has to tell.

Written in a reader-friendly way, Celebrating Soil is a wonderful resource for farmers, horticulturalists, naturalists, students and others who are concerned about how soils are formed, work and are used.

Weight0.8 kg



“Two authors have that rare talent of excellence in instruction–enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is what makes reading this book fun. … Using a global perspective gained from personal experience, the authors manage to show exactly why soil science regards each soil as unique in its time and place. For the novice, this is the best illustration of why and how soils can be a fascinating topic. … Summing Up: Recommended. All readers.” (M. S. Coyne, Choice, Vol. 54 (9), May, 2017)