Story: Soil investigation

The living mantle

The living mantle

The New Zealand Society of Soil Science published The living mantle by Les Molloy and Quentin Christie in 1988. It was intended to be an authoritative, illustrated guide to New Zealand soils suitable for the general reader, and has been successful as a university text. A second edition, published in 1998, includes an appendix that describes the New Zealand Soil Classification.

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Reference: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. Wellington: Mallison Rendel in assoc. with the New Zealand Society of Soil Science, 1988
Photographs by Quentin Christie

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P. J. Tonkin, 'Soil investigation - Changing role of soil science: 1986 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by P. J. Tonkin, published 24 Sep 2007