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Author Balks, M. R., 1960- author.

Title Celebrating soil : discovering soils and landscapes / M.R. Balks, D. Zabowski.

Publication Info. Switzerland : Springer, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    631.4 BAL    Available
Description xi, 243 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Soils in harmony with the environment -- Soils born of fire -- Soils born of water -- Soils of forests -- Soils of grasslands and rangelands -- Soils in extreme environments -- When the earth moves: Earthquakes, landslides and erosion -- Soils and humans -- Managing and caring for our soils -- Appendices.
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Soil science.
Soil geomorphology.
Added Author Zabowski, D., 1953- author.
ISBN 9783319326825 (cloth)
3319326821 (cloth)

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