LESSONS ON SOIL
E. J. RUSSELL, D.Sc. (Lond.)
GOLDSMITH COMPANY'S SOIL
ROTHAMSTED EXPERIMENTAL STATION
at the University Press
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