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Author Carle, David, 1950-

Title Introduction to earth, soil, and land in California / David Carle
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 226 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
Series California natural history guide ; 101. Introductory guide
California natural history guides ; 101.
California natural history guides. Introductory guide.
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; ECOSYSTEMS BENEATH OUR FEET; THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT ON CALIFORNIA LAND; WILD LAND; THE LIVING SOIL MADE MY LUNCH; WALKING SOFTLY: CALIFORNIA'S FOOTPRINT ON THE EARTH; Online Resources; References; Art Credits; Additional Captions; Index
Summary Following his acclaimed guides to air, fire, and water, David Carle now offers a fascinating exploration of one more primary element of the natural world--the land beneath our feet. From earthworms and earthquakes to Earth Day, this concise, engaging guide is a multifaceted primer on the literal foundation of California's environment. Carle tells how soil ecosystems function, discusses what lives in the soil, and examines various soil types. He then turns to the relationship between humans and the land, and investigates the various uses and abuses that land in California endures: large scale ag
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Soil ecology -- California
Soil animals -- California
Land use -- California
NATURE -- Essays.
NATURE -- Reference.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism.
NATURE -- General.
Land use
Soil animals
Soil ecology
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021696731
ISBN 9780520947320