Edward Solomon Hyams (1910-1975) was a British writer. Hyams was known for his writings as a French scholar and socialist historian.
Hyams' most famous work was Soil and Civilisation, a history of farming which advocated organic farming and came out against mechanised agriculture.  Soil and Civilisation has been described as an early example of "environmental literature".  Hyams also edited a historical anthology of articles from the New Statesman magazine, New Statesmanship.  Other works included a biography of Proudhon, and Terrorists and Terrorism. His fiction included The Astrologer (1950) a satirical science fiction novel about an ecological disaster.
He won a prize for his translation of Joan of Arc By Herself and Her Witnesses.
His last work, published posthumously in 1979, was The Story of England's Flora.
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