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Edward John Russell (1872–1965) was a British agricultural scientist, and Director of the Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden from 1912 to 1943. First published in 1950, as the second edition of a 1911 original, this book was written by Russell to provide the younger reader with an accessible guide to the properties of soil. Numerous illustrative figures are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in soil and the history of education.

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Lessons on Soil

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Overview

Edward John Russell (1872–1965) was a British agricultural scientist, and Director of the Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden from 1912 to 1943. First published in 1950, as the second edition of a 1911 original, this book was written by Russell to provide the younger reader with an accessible guide to the properties of soil. Numerous illustrative figures are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in soil and the history of education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783655199831
  • Publisher: MVB E-Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: MVB Marketing
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 364 KB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface to the new edition; Introduction; 1. What is the soil made of?; 2. More about the clay; 3. What lime does to clay; 4. Some experiments with the sand; 5. The part that burns away; 6. The plant food in the soil; 7. The dwellers in the soil; 8. The soil and the plant; 9. Soil management: cultivation, manuring and liming; 10. The soil and the countryside; 11. How soil has been made; 12. A survey of your district; Appendix 1. Plot experiments in school gardens; Appendix 2. Books and questions; Index.

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