Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Enhanced New Edition of a Conservation Classic

Man-Induced Soil Erosion on the Southern Piedmont by Stanley W. Trimble is now available in an enhanced new edition. New typography and high quality print production make this edition of the book essential even for those who still possess one of the greatly sought after copies of the first edition, which is now out of print.

Trimble has written a new preface that provides an insightful look at the lessons learned from the study. Trimble encourages conservationists to acknowledge both the “potentially destructive power of the human agency” and “the ability of humans to achieve good things, in this case environmental improvement.”

The new edition also has a new foreword by Andrew Goudie of Oxford University. Goudie remarks that the book “is like a gripping detective story.”

Copies are available through the Soil and Water Conservation Society online store at

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