Tuesday, 4 December 2012

ഇന്ന്‍  ലോക മണ്ണ്  ദിനം 

“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil ... There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.” --- Charles E. Kellogg, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1938

“Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals.” --- Aldo Leopold,A Sand County Almanac, 1949

“Be it deep or shallow, red or black, sand or clay, the soil is the link between the rock core of the earth and the living things on its surface. It is the foothold for the plants we grow. Therein lies the main reason for our interest in soils.” --- Roy W. Simonson,USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1957

“We are part of the earth and it is part of us ... What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth.” --- Chief Seattle, 1852
“... the Latin name for man, homo, derived from humus, the stuff of life in the soil.” --- Dr. Daniel Hillel

“To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.” --- William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

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