Hole, Francis Doan, 1913-2002 / Soils of Wisconsin
Acknowledgements and previous reports, p. xvi
Acknowledgments and Previous Reports Many persons have contributed information and assistance as this report was prepared. The help and encouragement of George F. Hanson and Meredith E. Ostrom, State Geologists and Directors (1953-1972 and 1972-, respectively), Geo- logical and Natural History Survey, and their critical review of the report have been invaluable in bringing this work to com- pletion. Helpful suggestions from the following workers are also acknowledged with gratitude: Perry Olcott, Johannes Bouma, and Marvin T. Beatty of the Geological and Natural History Survey; Gerhard B. Lee of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; A. J. Klingelhoets, P. H. Carroll, and R. E. Fox of the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. The list of soil scien- tists who have worked in the field and laboratory during a span of three quarters of a century would be long indeed, as the bibliography indicates. If this book were dedicated to anyone, it would be to them, who, in the words of F. H. King (1911), walked through the fields and forests 'to learn by seeing." Im- portant observations have come, via the author's field note- books, from colleagues at other land grant institutions and from soil correlators of the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, including the following: J. K. Ableiter, William DeYoung, R. B. Grossman, Lacy Harmon, C. E. Kellogg, I. J. Nygard, A. H. Paschall, R. W. Simonson, and G. D. Smith. Wisconsin county soil correlation reports of the National Cooperative Soil Survey have been useful. The high quality of execution of illustrations and maps is the contribution of R. D. Sale, M. L. Czechanski, and coworkers of the University of Wisconsin Cartographic Laboratory at Madison. Grateful acknowledgment is made of the advice on the manuscript given by Donald F. Kaiser, Director of Editorial and Library Services of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and Thompson Webb, Director of the University of Wisconsin Press, and of the perceptive and meticulous editing done by editors Elizabeth Steinberg of the Press and Linda B. Halsey and Harriet M. Shetler of Extension. In addition to the earlier reports on the soils of the state by T. C. Chamberlin (1883) and A. R. Whitson (1927), one by Wilde, Wilson, and White (1949) on silvicultural aspects of our soils has been helpful. The writer has consulted the work of Curtis (1959) on vegetation of Wisconsin, and Martin's (1932) Physical Geography of Wisconsin, to which readers are re- ferred. M. L. Jackson and coworkers have made important contribu- tions to the understanding of the mineralogy of Wisconsin soils.
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