The universe beneath our feet

Original Title: Der Boden

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 192 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-10406-4
€ 18.00 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: C. Bertelsmann

Date of publication: March 23, 2020
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Peter  Laufmann - Soil


The world our shoes tread on – science of the soil and a fascinating journey to a well-nigh unknown habitat

Peter Laufmann takes readers down into the depths. Only a few centimetres from the soles of our shoes is the beginning of a cosmos that is as alien to us as a sealed capsule, with a unique climate and mysterious inhabitants.

In addition to the theoretical aspects (prehistory, geophysics, chemistry, hydrology, etc.), he describes the soil as a habitat and portrays people who are professional soil experts, such as gardeners, farmers and construction workers. Laufmann demonstrates how essential the soil is to us, how vulnerable it is and how we human beings are competing for this important natural resource. He also shows us what we can do to preserve it.

»A hidden world that Laufmann pulls up into the light and describes in an enjoyable style. The author adeptly tells a full and exciting story.«

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