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Nature volume 142, page 658 (08 October 1938) | Download Citation



THIS is an interesting and useful little book for the general reader. Although couched in the form of letters, the material apparently consists of the author's lectures to first-year students of agricultural science, omitting the more complicated diagrams and tabular matter but retaining the occasional shafts of professorial humour which relieve the tedium of yearly repetition-at any rate for the lecturer. There are seventeen chapters, or letters; beginning with a discussion of soil material, they pass to a description of soil profiles and surveys and their bearing on problems of soil fertility and the correct agricultural utilization of the various soil types.

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