The Soil (Collins New Naturalist)

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The soil is the work-place of farmers and gardeners, but it is also an environment inhabited by insects that can leap into the air to a record height, multilegged scavengers that are vital to the decomposition of matter and the long, thin, entwining strands of thousands of species of fungi. It is perhaps one of the great unsung disappearing natural resources, with over 10 million tonnes being destroyed every year worldwide. Although it pays a vital role in the functioning of the world, it has often been overlooked, mainly because it contains a huge range of different fields, all of which have become specialists in their own right. This book brings together specialists in each field to give a broad overview of the advances that have been made since Sir John Rusell's "The World of the Soil" was published in this series in 1947. The first two chapters introduce the physical structure of the soil, the next four chapters deal with the specific animals and plants and how they can exploit this environment and the final four chapters describe how these animals interact and how man has used and abused the soil in his striving to gain more and more from this resource.

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Davis, B N K with N Walker; D F Ball; A H Fitter / The New Naturalist Series
Published by London, UK: HarperCollins / Harper Collins / The New naturalist Series, 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing, London, England (1992)
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Book Description London, UK: HarperCollins / Harper Collins / The New naturalist Series, 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing, London, England, 1992. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good (see description). Photo Cover (illustrator). First Edition. -----------trade paperback size softcover, a Very Good copy with light wear, small sticker pull on front cover, 192 pages, colour and b&w photos, b&w illustrations, contents include: Editor's preface; Author's Preface; ARCHITECTURE of the SOIL WORLD -by Davis and Ball ---The soil surface and superficial plant remains; Humus; The mineral skeleton; Soil pores, atmosphere and water --- The VARIETY of SOILS in BRITAIN -by Ball --- Soil forming factors; Soil classification --- ROOTS - by Fitter --- Mycorrhizas; Root nodules --- The SOIL FAUNA: ARTHROPODS - by Davis --- Soil micro-arthropods; Mites; Collembola; Woodlice and soil habitats; Millipedes and centipedes; Spiders; Vegetarian insects; Beetles as predators; Ants and ant hills ---OTHER SOIL ANIMALS -by Davis --- Earthworms; Soil nematodes; Snails and slugs; Moles ---BACTERIA and other MICROORGANISMS of the SOIL -by Walker --- Activities of soil microbes; Fungi, yeasts, actinomycetes and algae --- NATURAK HABITATS -by Ball and Davis ---Woodlands; Moorland and hill; Grassland habitats --- AGRICULTURAL SOILS - PRODUCTIVITY and MANAGEMENT -by Davis ---A brief history; Cultivation; Fertilizers; Field drainage and irrigation; Straw disposal; Postscript --- AGRICULTURAL SOILS - A Sideways Look -by Davis and Walker --- Cultivation; Pesticides; Breakdown of pesticides; Leaching of nitrates; Erosion; Organic farming --- RECLAMATION and RESTORATION - by Davis --- Natural processes; Soil reclamation; INDEX, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 146104

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Davis, B., Walker, B., Fitter, A., Ball, D.
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Book Description London, Harper Collins, 1992, 1992. 1st Edition, Soft cover, no d/j. Like new, looks unread. The New Naturalist A survey of British Natural History with 14 colour photographs and 100 black and white photographs and drawings. Bookseller Inventory # 1774

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Book Description Collins New Naturalist Series, London, 1992. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. This copy is in mint, unread condition, bright, white, tight and square, in illustrated card covers as issued. Illustrated throughout with 14 colour and 100 black and white photographs. The soil is the work-place of farmers and gardeners, but it is also an environment inhabited by insects that can leap into the air to a record height, multilegged scavengers that are vital to the decomposition of matter and the long, thin, entwining strands of thousands of species of fungi. It is perhaps one of the great unsung disappearing natural resources, with over 10 million tonnes being destroyed every year worldwide. Although it pays a vital role in the functioning of the world, it has often been overlooked, mainly because it contains a huge range of different fields, all of which have become specialists in their own right. This book brings together specialists in each field to give a broad overview of the advances that have been made since Sir John Rusell's "The World of the Soil" was published in this series in 1947. The first two chapters introduce the physical structure of the soil, the next four chapters deal with the specific animals and plants and how they can exploit this environment and the final four chapters describe how these animals interact and how man has used and abused the soil in his striving to gain more and more from this resource. Ref SS3 Size: 192pp. Bookseller Inventory # 015402

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Davis, B.N.K.; Walker, N.; Ball, D. F.; Fitter, A. H.
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Book Description Harper Collins, London , United Kingdom, 1992. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good ++. First Edition. Trade paperback, 192 pages, "With 14 colour photographs and 100 black and white photographs and drawings"; very light creases to covers, one very pale red ink smudge to fore edge, but very clean and unmarked, unread condition, otherwise almost as new. Bookseller Inventory # 029458

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, London, 1990. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Paperback Edition. 8vo. - 216 mm. Trade paperback. Illustrated. Pp. 192. Mild wear and faint creasing (very minor) to cover. Sunning to spine with fading from green to blue along rear edge. Bookseller Inventory # 004356

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Davis, B.N.K.; Walker, N.; Ball, D. F.; Fitter, A. H.
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Book Description Harper Collins, London , United Kingdom, 1992. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Trade paperback, 192 pages, "With 14 colour photographs and 100 black and white photographs and drawings"; very tiny traces of shelf wear, ink signature, but unread condition, otherwise essentially as new. Bookseller Inventory # 034651

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