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Author: Alisa Bryce (Jesus 2012)

Publisher: Text Publishing

Life on land could not exist without soil. Almost everything we need can be traced to the soil: food, fibre, medicines and more. What would we be without it? Certainly not a planet worthy of the name Earth.There are already plenty of books about agriculture, ecology or how to grow tomatoes. This book is about the other stuff. Like…

  • How soil evidence can nail a murderer
  • The ingredients that make a Test cricket pitch
  • How the soil affects the taste of your favourite wine
  • The soil microbes that could be the next wonder drug
  • Tips for digging a POW camp escape tunnel (disclaimer: don’t try it at home) or mounting an invasion of Normandy (ditto)
  • How to be ecofriendly when you’re dead

In the unputdownable Grounded, soil scientist Alisa Bryce gives you the dirt on all this—and much, much more.

Publication date: 
Tuesday 2 August 2022

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