THE STORY OF SOIL by Eds. of & Dorothy Holmes Mien Country Beautiful

THE STORY OF SOIL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Legitimate information, simply presented and clearly organized, but bracketed by belabored cliches (""Man depends on...soil"" and ""soil is life"") and inept analogy (""Soil is very much like a busy factory. When it is in good condition, it produces the things we need in order to live."") The intervening survey of layers and kinds of soil, problems and control of erosion, and the rocks, natural forces, microorganisms, plants and animals that ""help make the soil"" will serve as a primer for those too young for Van Dersal's superior photo-essay The Land Renewed. The illustrations throughout are uniformly uninteresting and variously uninstructive.

Pub Date: June 25th, 1971
Publisher: Putnam