This antique book contains a detailed treatise on soil, including information on varieties, their formation, properties, and management. This fascinating text contains a wealth of information on soils, and will prove invaluable for farmers, serious gardeners, students, and anyone with an interest in this subject. Complete with clear, concise information and profusely illustrated, this is a great text for beginners, and makes for worthy addition to collections of related literature. The chapters of this book include: Introduction; The Formation of Soil; The Classification of Soils; Constitution of Soils; The Soil in Relation to Plant Growth; Soil Management; and Notes on manures, fertilizers, and lime materials. We are proud to be republishing this vintage book now complete with a new introduction on soil science.