Anyone read this? Can it be handled by enthusiastic amateurs like myself?
Personally, I think it sounds really interesting:
The second edition of this best-selling text features expert contributors investigating relationships between microbial communities, community structures, and function. Using the latest molecular analyses, they integrate principles of soil microbiology with novel insights into the physiology of soil microbiota. The text contains a 16 page color insert, numerous tables, illustrations, and extensive references.