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Life, Death & Decay: The Science of Compost


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Gardeners are familiar with the mysteries of compost: it is easy to see what goes in – organic waste – and what comes out – wonderful, fertile compost – but what magic causes that to happen? Through this fascinating and accessible book, Doberski explains the complex chemical, physical and biological processes contribute to make composting effective.

Covering the structural nature of decaying and dead plant material, the micro-organisms and invertebrates contributing to decomposition, and the combination of chemical, physical and biological factors which determine rates of decay, The Science of Compost reveals the secrets of this hidden world.

Paperback, 112 pages.
Measures 12.9 x 19.8 cm.