- 5,000,000,000 bacteria
- 5,000,000 protozoa
- 5,000 nematodes
- 1.5 miles of fungal hyphae
An article from National Geographic describes "A new atlas, released Wednesday at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, attempts to map this biodiversity around the world." While not exactly a "page turner" it has great descriptions of soil development, structure, composition etc.
It will be available in hard copy from the EU Bookshop for 25 euros in the future. If you can't wait, or are cheap like me, you can download high or low resolution* PDF copies for free at this link.
*Low resolution is perfect for my reading on the screen or printing. High resolution is only needed for formal printing and the download is 335 MB so be prepared for a long download time.
Thanks again to Dave Shanholzer for sending this to me.