9789400791183-9400791186-Soil and Culture

Soil and Culture

ISBN-13: 9789400791183
ISBN-10: 9400791186
Edition: 2009
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback 544 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789400791183
ISBN-10: 9400791186
Edition: 2009
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback 544 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Soil and Culture comprising 544 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9400791186 and 9789400791183. Since then Soil and Culture textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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SOIL: beneath our feet / food and fiber / ashes to ashes, dust to dust / dirt!Soil has been called the final frontier of environmental research. The critical role of soil in biogeochemical processes is tied to its properties and place―porous, structured, and spatially variable, it serves as a conduit, buffer, and transformer of water, solutes and gases. Yet what is complex, life-giving, and sacred to some, is ordinary, even ugly, to others. This is the enigma that is soil.

Soil and Culture explores the perception of soil in ancient, traditional, and modern societies. It looks at the visual arts (painting, textiles, sculpture, architecture, film, comics and stamps), prose & poetry, religion, philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, wine production, health & diet, and disease & warfare.

Soil and Culture explores high culture and popular culture―from the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch to the films of Steve McQueen. It looks at ancient societies and contemporary artists. Contributors from a variety of disciplines delve into the mind of Carl Jung and the bellies of soil eaters, and explore Chinese paintings, African mud cloths, Mayan rituals, Japanese films, French comic strips, and Russian poetry.

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