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Looking for the ultimate authority (book,pdf) on (soil)Ecology

 
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Hi There,
I am looking for THE ULTIMATE authority on (soil)ecology. A (book) source which explains detailed but well structured how ecology  and soil ecology is built up.
Shedding light on the basic principles, energy, nutrient flows, actors and passive forces and more. I am firstly interested in the overview, to ensure i am not overlooking parts. But secondly more scientific and detailed information is very welcome.

Is there (offcourse there is) a (book)source that fits this description? Something that is a great foundation for understanding how ecological systems in and above ground work.

Many thanks for any reading tips!

Teun

P.s. Documentaries are also welcome, but i am primarely focussed on a booksource for now.
 
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Teun, two of my favorite resources are A Soil Owner's Manual by Jon Stika and Soil Biology Primer by Dr. Elaine Ingham.

Jon's book is listed on Permies Book Review Grid, and you can read more about it and where to find it here.

Elaine's book is available in print at Amazon, but can be downloaded for free (legal download!) here.

Also, Permies very own Dr. Bryant RedHawk has a fantastic series in our soil forum. There's a link list of his posts here.
 
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Thanks Leigh, i am looking into it!
 
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What I like about the forum is it is full of free info.

Here are some posts by Dr. Bryant Redhawk that you or others might find interesting:

https://permies.com/t/76498/biology-soil

https://permies.com/t/123928/Growing-Plants-builds-soil-health

https://permies.com/t/91663/talk-soil-minerals

I also recommend the work of Dr. Elaine Ingham.

https://www.soilfoodweb.com/how-it-works/
 
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If you haven't read it yet I would also recommend the One Straw Revolution as a reminder that we can't control or understand everything about nature. I wish I'd read it twenty years ago. When I did, I found it liberating.
Although I do also like the technical side.....
 
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It's probably dated now but I really got a lot out of "Why Big Fierce Animals are Rare" by Paul Colinvaux. ( https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691178080/why-big-fierce-animals-are-rare )  I think he also wrote a well-regarded textbook?
 
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