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Best Leveled Book for World Soil Day

Dec 06 2020 by readling 83 views

Today is World Soil Day! Soils are a multi-functional but finite resource. Did you know one centimeter of topsoil can take over 1,000 years to form? Yet this is the vital, fertile section of the soil profile that plants need to grow their roots. Next time you walk through a wood, pause for a moment to pay attention to the soil beneath your feet. There's more to it than meets the eye!

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“The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Street Beneath My Feet is a fascinating book about the layers beneath the surface of the earth, complete with brilliant illustrations. This journey through the layers of the earth is breathtaking in its scope and simplicity, its speed and its content. Everything from sewer pipes to subway tunnels to electric conduits to fossils and roots and beyond is covered, right down to the core of the planet and back out the other side. The illustrations are visually stunning. With one long double-sided page that concertinas out, this is a fantastic way of helping children to understand the scale and depth of the Earth. By reading it,  we will have an inventive and exciting overview of a world that we do not often see -- the natural and manmade forms that exist beneath our feet, busy with lives and activity!

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