Dirt : The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth

Author(s): William Bryant Logan

Science

"You are about to read a lot about dirt, which no one knows very much about." So begins the book that brings mystery and magic to "that stuff that won't come off your collar". 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 and the microscopic biota that till the soil. Whether Logan is traversing the far reaches of the cosmos or ploughing 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. First published 1995.


Product Information

William Bryant Logan is a Quill & Trowel Award-winning writer, a member of the faculty at the New York Botanical Garden, a sought-after lecturer and teacher, and a practicing arborist. He is the author of Oak and Dirt, the latter of which was made into an award-winning documentary. He lives in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

General Fields

  • : 9780393329476
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : 0.18
  • : February 2007
  • : 211mm X 140mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Bryant Logan
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 631.4
  • : 224