The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are

The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are

by Paul Bogard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316342261
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,270,088
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Paul Bogard is the author of The End of Night and the editor of the anthology Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark. His writing and commentary on the natural world have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on Slate, Salon and All Things Considered. He teaches creative nonfiction at James Madison University and lives in Virginia and Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Paved and Hallowed

Manhattan 13

Mexico City 29

London 43

Northern Virginia 61

Gettysburg 79

Farmed and Wild

Bishopstone 95

Soil 109

Ames 119

Grass 135

The Sandhills 159

Hell and Sacred

Appalachia 177

Treblinka 201

Alaska 217

The Sierra Nevada 235

Home 249

Acknowledgments 259

Notes 265

Index 299

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