Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations [Audiobook] download free by David R. Montgomery

Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations Audiobook download free by David R. Montgomery
  • Listen audiobook: Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
  • Author: David R. Montgomery
  • Release date: 2012/5/29
  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780520272903
  • Rating: 8.41 of 10
  • Votes: 828
  • Review by: Leighton Mcdonnell
  • Review rating: 7.15 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/12
  • Duration: 3H45M16S in 256 kbps (59.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-05
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: Apple Lossless, FLAC, MP3, WMA, WAV, MPC, MPEG4, WMA Lossless (compression RAR, ZIP, CPIO, CBR)
  • Total pages original book: 296
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 20M41S (5.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Agriculture & Farming, Agricultural Science, Natural History Books, Geology & The Lithosphere
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 26.97 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x18mm
  • Weight: 499g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Berkerley, United States

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