Introduction to Earth, Soil, and Land in California (California Natural History Guides)

Introduction to Earth, Soil, and Land in California (California Natural History Guides)

David Carle

Following his acclaimed publications to air, hearth, and water, David Carle now bargains a desirable exploration of 1 extra fundamental component to the average world—the land underneath our toes. From earthworms and earthquakes to Earth Day, this concise, attractive consultant is a multifaceted primer at the literal starting place of California’s setting. Carle tells how soil ecosystems functionality, discusses what lives within the soil, and examines numerous soil forms. He then turns to the connection among people and the land, and investigates many of the makes use of and abuses that land in California endures: huge scale agriculture, mining, and improvement, in addition to fires, floods, and erosion. The consultant additionally info the heritage of land use within the nation, making it a necessary source for knowing our overall reliance on soil, the outstanding substrate that's the foundation of life.

• Covers the full country, together with California’s wildlands, farmland, towns, and landfills

• Assesses California’s ecological footprint on planet Earth

• Discusses many various existence types present in soil, together with micro organism, fungi, bugs, and mammals

• positive aspects ninety two colour images and 18 maps

A booklet within the Californians and Their setting subseries, devoted to knowing human affects at the state's ecology and traditional resources

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