Introduction to earth, soil, and land in California / David Carle.

Following his acclaimed guides to air, fire, and water, David Carle now offers a fascinating exploration of one more primary element of the natural world--the land beneath our feet. From earthworms and earthquakes to Earth Day, this concise, engaging guide is a multifaceted primer on the literal fou...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Carle, David, 1950-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Series:California natural history guides ; 101.
California natural history guides. Introductory guide.
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Summary:Following his acclaimed guides to air, fire, and water, David Carle now offers a fascinating exploration of one more primary element of the natural world--the land beneath our feet. From earthworms and earthquakes to Earth Day, this concise, engaging guide is a multifaceted primer on the literal foundation of California's environment. Carle tells how soil ecosystems function, discusses what lives in the soil, and examines various soil types. He then turns to the relationship between humans and the land, and investigates the various uses and abuses that land in California endures: large scale ag.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xviii, 226 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780520947320
0520947320
1282732501
9781282732506
9786612732508
6612732504
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