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The Resource Soil : reflections on the basis of our existence, Håkan Wallander

Soil : reflections on the basis of our existence, Håkan Wallander

Label
Soil : reflections on the basis of our existence
Title
Soil
Title remainder
reflections on the basis of our existence
Statement of responsibility
Håkan Wallander
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It is well known that the soil beneath our feet is one of the most critical components for life on our planet. And yet it holds secrets that would surprise even the most avid gardener. Håkan Wallander, Professor of Soil Biology at Lund University, takes us on a journey through this hidden and multifaceted world, sharing his intimate knowledge of soil acquired during years of research and visits to the rainforests of South America, Africa's deserts and North America's glaciers, interwoven with observations from his homeland, Sweden. Through words and pictures, Wallander brings to life the biological and chemical processes that shape and form the soil. He explains the critical role of bacteria and fungi in soil fertility, interspersing personal reflections with scientific argument and illuminating his subject with fascinating insights. What, for instance, makes a fine wine explode on our taste buds like an Olympic fireworks display? This is a book like no other. One that makes the soil a little easier and infinitely more exciting to understand
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallander, Håkan
Dewey number
631.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • S591
  • S591
LC item number
  • .W35 2014
  • .W298 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soils
  • Soils
Label
Soil : reflections on the basis of our existence, Håkan Wallander
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Our indispensable soil
  • How soil is formed
  • Floral splendour and shortage of nutrients
  • Life in the soil
  • The nutrient cycle
  • Biological warfare
  • A matter of taste
  • Soil and climate
Control code
ocn894930302
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 141 pages
Isbn
9783319084596
Lccn
2014945145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319084572
  • (OCoLC)894930302
Label
Soil : reflections on the basis of our existence, Håkan Wallander
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Our indispensable soil
  • How soil is formed
  • Floral splendour and shortage of nutrients
  • Life in the soil
  • The nutrient cycle
  • Biological warfare
  • A matter of taste
  • Soil and climate
Control code
ocn894930302
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 141 pages
Isbn
9783319084596
Lccn
2014945145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9783319084572
  • (OCoLC)894930302

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