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Good Soil

Nature volume 154, page 594 (11 November 1944) | Download Citation



SOMEWHAT more academic than are other volumes in this series, this book covers a good deal of ground in small compass and presents an invaluable introduction to soil science—though possibly the section on cartography could have been fuller. The book is especially notable as making accessible the details of Dr. Linwood L. Lee's New Jersey method of recognizing textural groups by handling the soil, for its numerous and instructive illustrations, and for its useful outline of soil mineralogy. The book pays special attention to soil texture, describes world soil groups ("the soil-pattern of the world"), and has a practical chapter on finding the best crop for every soil under English conditions.

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