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100 1  Logan, William Bryant 
245 10 Dirt :|bthe ecstatic skin of the earth /|cWilliam Bryant 
       Logan 
250    New ed 
260    New York, N.Y. ;|aLondon :|bW.W. Norton,|c2007 
300    xi, 202 pages ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    Originally published: New York : Riverhead Books, 1995 
       (ISBN9781573220040hardback) 
505 0  Clyde's pickup -- Part I: The ecstatic skin of the earth. 
       Stardust ; The first soil ; Humus ; Saint Phocas as 
       fertilizer ; Sweet and sour soils ; The sand drowns the 
       sea, the sea takes the sand ; Virgin soil -- Part II: The 
       matrix. Fire and ice ; Dirt ; The theory and practice of 
       manuring ; John Adams's manure piles ; The compost man ; 
       The soil of graves ; The dung beetle ; The almost perfect 
       recipe -- Part III: On digging holes. Lessons in digging ;
       On digging holes ; Phalloi and calendars ; The hole to 
       China -- Part IV: Earth and stone. Earthquakes and 
       moonquakes ; The circulation of stone ; Old quarries ; The
       foundations of cathedrals ; Groundwater -- Part V: Clay 
       alive. In a landscape of clays ; The theory of silt ; 
       Crevice invasion ; Clay and life ; Kaolin ; The path of a 
       clay crystal -- Part VI: In the dark. On gopher humps ; Of
       worms ; Perception in earthworms ; The pharmacy of molds -
       - Part VII: Human soil. The soil and the devil ; The soil 
       apocalypse of George Perkins Marsh ; Husbandry in Rome ; 
       Dio-He-Ko -- Part VIII: Visions of the soil. Underground 
       horizons ; Wind and soil ; The soil man ; Into the pits ; 
       The earth for Jefferson and Adams ; Stardust 
520 1  "In these brief, elegant essays, the author raises the 
       concept of dirt to new levels. Logan, a monthly columnist 
       for the New York Times, looks at soil formation and 
       development. His topics range from quarries and the 
       foundations of cathedrals to graveyards and earthworms, 
       from husbandry in ancient Rome to composting in Florida. 
       Logan pays tribute to the dung beetle as a symbol of 
       renewal; he notes that dirt is the source of many drugs 
       that work against infectious diseases (penicillin, 
       streptomycin). He discusses the many forms of clay and the
       agricultural practices of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and
       the Iroquois. Dirt is a natural history of the soil and 
       our connection with it."--Publishers Weekly 
650  0 Soils|xHistory 
650  0 Natural history 
650  0 Soils|xSocial aspects 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aLogan, William Bryant.|tDirt.|bNew ed.
       |dNew York, N.Y. ; London : W.W. Norton, 2007
       |w(OCoLC)989013962 
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