Update: 03.08.2017

Soil is one of the most complicated biological materials on our planet.

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Playful soils

As important, scientific and serious soil tasks may be – a humouristic and playful way is always important to find access to a subject and finally it´s just fun!

The Spanish Society of Soil Science (SECS-Territorial Delegation of Galicia) and the University of Santiago de Compostela published, in English language the comic “Living in the Soil” with the aim of raising awareness amongst young people the importance of soils and the need to protect it and, in addition, to commemorate the International Year of Soil.

Authors: Mª Pilar Jiménez Aleixandre, Estudio Tangaraño, M.T. Barral Silva y F. Díaz-Fierros V. 2015. Coordination: M. Díaz-Raviña

Link to english & spanish version


Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss: Diary of a Worm

This is the diary of a worm who lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and even goes to School.

This hysterical picture book by New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss tells the daily doings of a small worm in a gigantic worm world.



Funny Soil

Gary Larson: There´s a Hair in my Dirt!