Soil Science Simplified. 6e.

Rating: Neil S Eash, Thomas J Sauer, Deb O’Dell and Evah Odoi. 2016. Soil Science Simplified. 6e. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978 1 118 54069 5 One of the more difficult ideas with students is getting them to appreciate the value of soil. Synonyms don’t help – “dirt” being the least useful! It’s just stuff to grow things in, wipe off the shoes and generally get an indifferent, if not actually bad, press. It makes a difference to see it as […]

Wildlife and Countryside Link

Wildlife and  Countryside Link is an umbrella organisation for 42 conservation groups. Founded over 30 years ago it seeks to put forward a more united voice for wildlife conservation. It’s recent report is 2013 Nature Check which describes, using a simple traffic light system, the advances, or not, in conservation over the year. Of most interest is its inclusion into the BES Blog for the month