Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil / Edition 1
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Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil / Edition 1

by Daniel Hillel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520080807

ISBN-13: 9780520080805

Pub. Date: 09/30/1992

Publisher: University of California Press


As the crucible of life, the source and final resting place of everything that grows, soil inspires reverence not only in the peasant who derives his daily bread from it, but also in the scientist who contemplates its meaning as the place where life and death meet and exchange vital energies. Out of the Earth is the culmination of the author's long career

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As the crucible of life, the source and final resting place of everything that grows, soil inspires reverence not only in the peasant who derives his daily bread from it, but also in the scientist who contemplates its meaning as the place where life and death meet and exchange vital energies. Out of the Earth is the culmination of the author's long career in conservation. This history of man's use and misuse of soil and water combines a description of the complex inner processes that form soil with a lyrical assertion of its powers and significance.

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ISBN-13:
9780520080805
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/30/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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