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Author Montgomery, David R., 1961- author
Title Dirt : the erosion of civilizations : with a new preface / David R. Montgomery
Imprint Berkeley, California ; London : University of California Press, [2012]
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  631.49 M7665 2012    DUE 05-25-22  -  30500101561929
Edition 2012 edition
Descript xv, 285 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-270) and index
Preface to the 2012 edition -- Good old dirt -- Skin of the earth -- Rivers of life -- Graveyard of empires -- Let them eat colonies -- Westward hoe -- Dust blow -- Dirty business -- Islands in time -- Life span of civilizations
An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, 'Dirt' explores the compelling idea that we are--and have long been--using up Earth's soil
Subject Soil science -- History
Soil erosion
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