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Tales from the Underground: A Natural History of Subterranean Life

By: David W Wolfe

221 pages, B/w photos, b/w illus, figs

Perseus Running Press

Paperback | Apr 2002 | #127902 | ISBN: 0738206792
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx
Hardback | Dec 2001 | #122234 | ISBN: 0738201286
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About this book

Discusses the current scientific knowledge of the subterranean world, following the progress of discovery from Charles Darwin's experiments with earthworms, to Lewis and Clark's first encounter with prairie dogs, to the use of new genetic tools that are revealing an astonishingly rich ecosystem beneath our feet. As Wolfe explains, creatures of the soil can work for us, by providing important pharmaceuticals and recycling the essential elements of life, or against us, by spreading disease and contributing to global climate change. The future of our species may well depend on how we manage our living soil resources.

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