Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations

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9780520272903: Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations

Dirt, soil, call it what you want—it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter. An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations explores the compelling idea that we are—and have long been—using up Earth's soil. Once bare of protective vegetation and exposed to wind and rain, cultivated soils erode bit by bit, slowly enough to be ignored in a single lifetime but fast enough over centuries to limit the lifespan of civilizations. A rich mix of history, archaeology and geology, Dirt traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, China, European colonialism, Central America, and the American push westward. We see how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil—as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt. David R. Montgomery sees in the recent rise of organic and no-till farming the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help us avoid the fate of previous civilizations.

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"From this gritty and compelling state-of-our-earth report comes the inescapable truth that we are nothing if not dirty-minded. A brilliant and essential book." Roger Swain, science editor of Horticulture magazine

"The relationship between soils and societies has been crucial for humankind for 10,000 years. David Montgomery brings a geomorphologist's eye and a world-historical vision to the subject, showing why it demands our attention." J.R. McNeill, author of Something New Under the Sun

In our cyber-charged age, it’s easy to forget that all six billion of us stand on the thin skin of the earth. Humanity is agriculture and agriculture is soil, just as it has been for 10,000 years. David Montgomery a competent digger of dirt and an engaging storyteller shows how a close look at the soil can reveal a surprising amount about who we are and where we are headed.” Richard Manning, author of Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization

About the Author:

David R. Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, is author of King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon.

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Descripción University of California Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Dirt, soil, call it what you want - it s everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, and our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it s no laughing matter. An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations explores the compelling idea that we are - and have long been - using up Earth s soil. Once bare of protective vegetation and exposed to wind and rain, cultivated soils erode bit by bit, slowly enough to be ignored in a single lifetime but fast enough over centuries to limit the lifespan of civilizations. A rich mix of history, archaeology and geology, Dirt traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, China, European colonialism, Central America, and the American push westward. We see how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil - as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt. David R. Montgomery sees in the recent rise of organic and no-till farming the hope for a new agricultural revolution that might help us avoid the fate of previous civilizations. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780520272903

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Descripción University of California Press, 2012. Estado de conservación: New. 2012. Second Edition, With a New Preface. Paperback. Dirt, soil, call it what you want - it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, and our cities. Offering a natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, this book explores the idea that we are - and have long been - using up Earth's soil. Num Pages: 296 pages, 10 b/w photographs, 13 line illustrations, 5 maps. BIC Classification: WN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 153 x 229 x 17. Weight in Grams: 504. The Erosion of Civilizations. 296 pages, Illustrations, maps. Dirt, soil, call it what you want - it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, and our cities. Offering a natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, this book explores the idea that we are - and have long been - using up Earth's soil. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: WN. Dimension: 153 x 229 x 17. Weight: 494. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780520272903

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Descripción University of California Press. Estado de conservación: New. 2012. Second Edition, With a New Preface. Paperback. Dirt, soil, call it what you want - it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, and our cities. Offering a natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, this book explores the idea that we are - and have long been - using up Earth's soil. Num Pages: 296 pages, 10 b/w photographs, 13 line illustrations, 5 maps. BIC Classification: WN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 153 x 229 x 17. Weight in Grams: 504. The Erosion of Civilizations. 296 pages, Illustrations, maps. Dirt, soil, call it what you want - it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, and our cities. Offering a natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, this book explores the idea that we are - and have long been - using up Earth's soil. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: WN. Dimension: 153 x 229 x 17. Weight: 494. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780520272903

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