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Earthworm Ecology by Clive A. Edwards

By Clive A. Edwards

because the e-book of the highly-successful first version of Earthworm Ecology, there have been foreign symposia and an elevated variety of courses at the topic, not easy a revision of the booklet that addresses the main swiftly constructing parts of earthworm research.

Earthworm Ecology, moment variation updates the main complete paintings on hand on earthworm ecology with huge revisions of the unique chapters. This well-illustrated, expansive examine examines the $64000, and infrequently missed, influence earthworms have at the setting. It discusses the impression of weather, soil houses, predation, disorder and parasitism, and pageant upon earthworm ecology.

New chapters examine the historical past of earthworm examine, the significance of earthworms as representatives of soil fauna and the way they have an effect on plant development, the consequences of the invasion of unique earthworms into North the US and different areas, and vermiculture and vermicomposting in Europe and Asia. This new fabric makes this quantity a necessary reference paintings for soil scientists, agronomists, and others with a superb curiosity in earthworms.

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