LESSONS ON SOIL

 

BY

E. J. RUSSELL, D.Sc. (Lond.)

GOLDSMITH COMPANY'S SOIL CHEMIST,
ROTHAMSTED EXPERIMENTAL STATION

 

Cambridge:
at the University Press

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PREFACE

The Syndics of the Cambridge University Press propose to issue a Nature Study Series of which this is the first volume.

We count ourselves fortunate in securing Dr E. J. Russell as author and Soil as subject. The subject is fundamental, for, just as the soil lies beneath the plant and animal life we see, so is a knowledge of the soil necessary for all understanding of flora and fauna. The real complexity of the apparently simple element "Earth," and the variety of methods required for exploring it, are typical of the problems which the tout ensemble of the outdoor world presents to the naturalist.

Dr E. J. Russell has not only acquired a first-rate and first-hand knowledge of his subject at Wye and at Rothamsted; his own researches have recently extended....................

 

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