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The Soul of Soil
Author: Joseph Smillie

ISBN: 9781890132316
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17 May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4
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Soil is the basis not only for all gardening, but for all terrestrial life. No aspect of agriculture is more fundamental and important, yet we have been losing vast quantities of our finite soil resources to erosion, pollution, and development.

Now back in print, this eminently sensible and wonderfully well-focused book provides essential information about one of the most significant challenges for those attempting to grow delicious organic vegetables: the creation and maintenance of healthy soil.

Chapter 2, "Understanding the Soil System," is alone worth the price of admission. Gershuny and Smillie give lay readers and experts a clear explanation of subjects--soil life and nutrient cycles--that have confounded most authors. Nowhere will the reader find simpler and more coherent descriptions of key concepts including cation exchange capacity and chelation.

There are other books about soil available, including Grace Gershuny's comprehensiveStart with the Soil, and there are books that feature chapters on soil building. What distinguishesThe Soil of Soilis the authors' con...

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