You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Dirt!

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Dirt!

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Overview

Without dirt-or soil-life would have developed differently and we humans probably wouldn't be her at all. Soil supplies a surprising variety of raw materials for making things. Learn about the ways dirt and soil have been used by humans over the centuries, from cave paintings to crop farming, and the exciting prospects for dirt and soil we may see in the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531224380
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Series
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 617,492
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ian Graham is an experienced author of illustrated nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including aviation and spaceflight. In 25 years, he has written more than 200 books and numerous magazine articles.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Where does Soil Come From? 6

Types of Soil 8

A Home for Life 10

What can you Make From Soil? 12

Building with Soil 14

Covering Up 16

Growing Plants 18

Fuel From Soil 20

Look Out! 22

Losing Soil 24

Health and Beauty 26

Looking to the Future 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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