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Author Carle, David, 1950-

Title Introduction to earth, soil, and land in California / David Carle.

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010]


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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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Soil ecology -- California.
Soil animals -- California.
Land use -- California.
Land use.
Soil animals.
Soil ecology.
Human ecology -- Study and teaching.
Natural history.
NATURE -- Essays.
NATURE -- Reference.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Ecotourism.
NATURE -- General.
Land use. (OCoLC)fst00991472
Soil animals. (OCoLC)fst01124260
Soil ecology. (OCoLC)fst01124370
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
Other Form: Print version: Carle, David, 1950- Introduction to earth, soil, and land in California. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010 9780520258280 (DLC) 2009050518 (OCoLC)495102148
Standard No. 9786612732508
ISBN 9780520947320 (electronic bk.)
0520947320 (electronic bk.)
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