Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth

Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth

by William Bryant Logan

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Overview

"A gleeful, poetic book…Like the best natural histories, Dirt is a kind of prayer." —Los Angeles Times Book Review

"You are about to read a lot about dirt, which no one knows very much about." So begins the cult classic that brings mystery and magic to "that stuff that won't come off your collar."

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Saint Phocas, Darwin, and Virgil parade through this thought-provoking work, taking their place next to the dung beetle, the compost heap, dowsing, historical farming, and the microscopic biota that till the soil. Whether William Bryant Logan is traversing the far reaches of the cosmos or plowing through our planet’s crust, his delightful, elegant, and surprisingly soulful meditations greatly enrich our concept of "dirt," that substance from which we all arise and to which we all must return.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393329476
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/06/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 500,196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

William Bryant Logan is a practicing arborist and the author of four acclaimed books on nature: Sprout Lands, Dirt, Oak, and Air. He is on the faculty of the New York Botanical Garden and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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