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

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ᗩ [PDF]- ዻ The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are eBook: Paul Bogard: Kindle Store ᚃ Kindle By Paul Bogard 퀴 Praise for The Ground Beneath UsA beautiful call for deeper physical, intellectual, and emotional connections between people and Earth Paul Bogard eloquently describes the roots of culture and ecology, and the importance of the many forms of ground and soil for our collective future David George Haskell, author of The Songs of Trees and the Pulitzer finalist, The Forest Unseen Professor of Biology, University of the SouthAn intriguing examination of the ground, which holds the wild world in place environmental journalist Bogard contributes an expert if unsettling account of the living ground In the author s expansive view, the ground is whatever lies under our feet, and he explores the many ways humans exploit it until, ultimately, they pave it insightful, wide ranging KirkusBogard considers both built landscapes and natural ones in this diverse and engaging discussion on dirt Examining urban areas such as New York City, he looks at what s gone missing, what remains, what may come to be The soil is a trove of biodiversity that we have yet to fully explore, and Bogard chats with an array of experts to learn how to dig deeper Publishers WeeklyA whopper of a cautionary tale Beyond ecological concerns, Bogard asserts that pavement disconnects us from nature, making the land seem homogeneous and undermining our well being The fragility of the life giving earth we call dirt is the fragility of us all BooklistBogard reminds us of the riches underfoot, from New York s Central Park soil biome, which teems with thousands of freshly discovered species, to terrestrial pitstops that keep migrating birds on the wing NatureWith lively and deeply personal prose, Bogard unlocks the secret world of earth itself from the startling biodiversity of soil, to hallowed sites like Gettysburg and New York s World Trade Center, to all that is sacred and profane we ask the ground to hold This is a gorgeous and very important book Once you ve read it, you won t walk, stand, or sway the same way again BookishMind blowing For the science minded, this book is a dream and conservationists will want to share, share, share If you re curious about what s underfoot or under pavement, The Ground Beneath Us will keep you rooted in your chair Terri Schlichenmeyer, Long View Daily NewsPraise for The End of NightShortlisted for the PEN E.O Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardFinalist, Sigurd F Olson Nature Writing AwardChosen as one of Gizmodo s Best Books of 2013An Best Book of the Month, Nonfiction Editors Pick, July 20132014 Nautilus Award Silver WinnerA lyrical, far reaching book Part elegy, part call to arms, The End of Night feels like an essential addition to the literature of nature Boston GlobeA moving, poetic, immersive, multifaceted, and thought provoking study Terrific Publishers WeeklyPaul 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. 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