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The World Of The Soil - Sir E. John Russell

Readers Union, 1959, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with ½" closed tear to the foot of the spine. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.

With 4 colour photographs, 44 photographs in black and white and 11 text figures. From the preface: “In recent years has grown up the study of pedology, or soil science, which seeks to study and classify soils, to describe them, name them, and trace their development, but the pedologist is only concerned incidentally with the creatures which make the soil their permanent home. This book presents a different picture. It gets inside this strange world and analyses its structure and how it has developed; the circulation of water and gases which give the soil an atmosphere and a succession of climates quite different from those of the air above. It deals with the varied forms of life made possible or impossible by the varied conditions and so to a concept of the soil providing habitats of differing and frequently contrasted characters.”

Size: 8¾" x 6"
Series: New Naturalist
Number of Pages: 237

£31.00