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Secrets Of The Soil

Tompkins, Peter & Bird, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0060158174 / ISBN 13: 9780060158170
Editorial: Harper & Row, Publishers, New York
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Copyright Date: 1989 Sm Quarto, , pp. xxiv, 444, A Fascinating Account Of Recent Breakthroughs - Scientific and Spiritual - That Can Save Your Garden Or Farm Very Good, Owners Name Penned To Fep. N° de ref. de la librería 40750D21h

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Título: Secrets Of The Soil

Editorial: Harper & Row, Publishers, New York

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: B& W photos

Condición de la sobrecubierta: dust Jacket (c)

Edición: First Edition.

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Secrets of the Soil: A Fascinating Account of Recent Breakthroughs- Scientific and Spiritual- That Can Save Your Garden or Farm

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To those who practice it, biodynamic agriculture is almost a religion, in which Rudolph Steiner serves as high priest, his Agricultural Lectures as bible. Steiner's dubious faith calls for packing manure into cow horns, burying it for a specified period, then digging up the mixture and diluting it to manufacture a spray that apparently eliminates chemical poisons commonly added to the soil. Tompkins and Bird, coauthors of The Secret Life of Plants , cite the work of scientists and philosophers such as Steiner to support their extravagant claims; they report on the special qualities of glacial water and efforts to produce it in the laboratory, and tell of a plant breeder who believes that birdsong, music and a natural foliar fertilizer can stimulate plant growth ("sonic bloom"). Such exotic journeys into the fringes of agriculture, best appreciated by true believers, make ordinary organic farming and integrated pest management, though perhaps more effective, seem positively mundane. Illustrations not seen by PW.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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