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Agriculture

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

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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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