Astoundingly, there is more biodiversity in the earth than above it, and in this expose farmer and commentator Matthew Evans digs down into this essential top layer of the Earth. Pulling together history, agriculture and science, this highly readable account of soil sets out the essential role it plays in our lives and the future of the planet.
Practical as well as passionate, this story reminds us of the interconnectedness of all natural systems and the responsibility we have for the state of the environment.
Comments from BDS Reviewers
"This book is easy to read and although a serious topic, has touches of humour."
"Highly readable. I am buying a copy!"
"Anyone with an interest in soil, gardening, growing and eating vegetables, health and the future of agriculture would appreciate this book."
"Overall, 'Soil' is a great book to read and an easy read as it is very engaging."
"The author writes well and with enthusiasm. He writes from both a world and very personal perspective."
"When reading this book you will gain a deeper understanding and love of the planet and nurturing what is good in the soil."
"I think people will learn a lot from this book, be they gardener, knowledge-seeker, or a budding environmentalist."
"By the end of the book, I had a positive thicket of scraps of paper marking points I wanted to share with others."