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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature series.
Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. The Fertility of the Soil by Edward J. Russell was published in 1913. The volume brings together a variety of information drawn from the author's talks and lectures about the characteristics and cultivation of different types of soil.
1. The natural history of the soil
2. How plant food is made in the soil
3. What is soil fertility and how may it be attained?
4. Soil fertility and systems of husbandry
5. The raising of the fertility limit
6. The chequered career of the clays
7. The rise of the sands
8. The moor - what shall it become?