ANN YOUNG and ROBERT YOUNG. Oxford University Press, 253 Normandy Road, South Melbourne, Victoria 3205, Australia. 2001. Soft cover, 210 pp., $35.00. ISBN 0-19-551550-1.

Soil in Australia has received considerable attention for many years, mainly because of the widely held view that Australian landforms are very old and the soils are extremely fragile—agricultural practices imported from Europe and North America have not been well suited to this landscape, and the soils have suffered widespread degradation. Thus, Young and Young's book on Australian soils joins a number of others, some of which refer specifically to Australian soils, such as A Manual...

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