Different Kinds of Soil

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Soils is second only of oceans as the most important living area on planet Earth. This amazing series goes under ground to show children how soil is as important as the atmosphere in sustaining life on Earth and Keeping global warming under control. Kid-friendly examples and fun activities help young readers understand complex processes.

Children will enjoy finding out about different types of soils from different climates, what animals and plants live in these different soils, ...

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Overview

Soils is second only of oceans as the most important living area on planet Earth. This amazing series goes under ground to show children how soil is as important as the atmosphere in sustaining life on Earth and Keeping global warming under control. Kid-friendly examples and fun activities help young readers understand complex processes.

Children will enjoy finding out about different types of soils from different climates, what animals and plants live in these different soils, and just how valuable soil is to human life.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Amanda MacGregor
Almost everywhere we look outside, we can find soil. But did you ever stop to think how many different types of soil there are? This book in the "Everybody Digs Soil" series examines many kinds of soil in great detail. The text begins by looking at the layers of soil, detailing what can be found in fertile topsoil, subsoil, parent material, and bedrock. The chemistry of soil is also addressed, talking about what types of plants grow best in which soil and how soil becomes acidic or basic. Other areas explained include the textures and types of soil; the formation of soil; how climate affects soil; soil's role in nature; and how people use, affect, and can care for soil. Earth-toned pages and graphics combine with a clean, eye-catching layout to create a visually appealing series. Color photographs depict people of all ages working with soil in a variety of settings, various characteristics of soil, and examples of information presented in the text. "You dig it" sidebars encourage readers to experiment with soil to learn more about it. The information presented can at times be complex but thorough and concise explanations make it clear. A glossary, suggested further reading, helpful websites, and an index round out the book. Reviewer: Amanda MacGregor
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778754138
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Everybody Digs Soil
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 600,245
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

What is Soil? 4

Layers of Soil 6

Soil Chemistry 8

Humus 10

Textures and Types 12

Sandy Soil 14

Silty Soil 16

Clay Soil 18

Ages of Soil 20

Soil and Climate 22

Soil and Nature 24

Caring for Soil 28

Glossary 30

More Information 31

Index 32

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