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    DescriptionThere are over one billion organisms in a pinch of soil, and many of them perform functions essential to all life on the planet. Yet we know much more about deep space than about the universe below. In Tales from the Underground, Cornell ecologist David W. Wolfe lifts the veil on this hidden world, revealing for the first time what makes subterranean life so unique and so precious. Home to miniscule water bears and microscopic bacteria, mole rats and burrowing owls, the underground reigns supreme as it produces important pharmaceuticals, recycles life's essential elements, and helps plants gather nutrients. An original, awe-inspiring journey through a strange realm, Tales from the Underground will forever alter our appreciation of the natural world around-and beneath-us.

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    Tales from the Underground
    A Natural History of Subterranean Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Wolfe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 314 g
    ISBN 13: 9780738206790
    ISBN 10: 0738206792

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: WN
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    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI020000
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    DC22: 577.57
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    LC classification: QH541.5.U55 W65 2002
    Thema V1.0: WN
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    The Perseus Books Group
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    Publication date
    01 May 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Reading, MA
    Author Information
    David W. Wolfe is Associate Professor of Plant Ecology in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University, and a member of Cornell's Biogeochemistry Program. Much of his research is focused on soil conservation, and the impact of climate change on plants and soils. He has published many journal articles and academic papers. This is his first book.