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The ground beneath us

Paul Bogard

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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  • 13 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soil and civilization,
  • Earth sciences,
  • Soil science,
  • Underground ecology

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-297) and index.

    StatementPaul Bogard
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsS591 .B64 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26929982M
    ISBN 100316342262
    ISBN 109780316342261
    LC Control Number2016958940
    OCLC/WorldCa974814203

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    But the same dull-emerald waters that are the lifeblood of Tangiermen take the ground beneath them. The bay’s stormy moods claim whole swaths. In a hundred years, most of it will likely be gone. The same forces grasping at this vanishing island promise similar ruin to shoreline communities all around the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Assembling a truly frightening scenario, The Ground Beneath Us, successfully argues that humanity’s future may depend on the health of our soil more than any other single thing. Although it receives scarcely any attention – compared to topics like water shortages, global warming or worldwide extinctions, soil scarcity is likely to be our.


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I thoroughly enjoyed The Ground Beneath Us, which proved far more varied than the expected book on the rich life of the soil. The author, Paul Bogard, has produced a fascinating piece of reflective journalism mixing history, science, nature writing, and culture together, a work so varied it almost stymies an effort to offer a general summary/5.

The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light,etc.) 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.

Paul Bogard set out to answer these questions in The Ground Beneath Us, and what he discovered is astounding. From New York (where more thantons of human development rest on top of Manhattan Island) to Mexico City (which sinks inches each year into the Aztec ruins beneath it), Bogard shows us the weight of our cities’ footprints.

Bogard's The Ground Beneath Us is deeply transporting reading that introduces farmers, geologists, ecologists, cartographers, and others in a quest to understand the importance of something too many of us take for granted: dirt. From growth and life to death and loss, and from the subsurface technologies that run our cities to the dwindling /5(16).

This book provides insights to the critical nature of the ground beneath us, that far too few earth citizens seem to ever consider. An eye-opener, even for one who has spent nearly a half century doing conservation work. The Ground Beneath Us is a well-paced, diverse exploration of the various grounds that humans trod, from the paved surfaces of Manhattan to the thawing tundra of Alaska, both in how we have shaped these grounds, and how the ground shapes us.

The distinguishing characteristic of this book is that Bogard does not write as an expert or an apologist. THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET is a sort of postmodern retelling of the Eurydice and Orpheus myth.

Rock music replaces, in this novel, Orpheus's lyre. No brief summary can hope to convey all the historical, religious, mythological and pop musical range of references of this ambitious, original and extremely long novel/5(). Paul Bogard set out to answer these questions in The Ground Beneath Us, and what he discovered is astounding.

From New York (where more thantons of human development rest on top of Manhattan Island) to Mexico City (which sinks inches each year into the Aztec ruins beneath it), Bogard shows us the weight of our cities' footprints.

We need to protect the world's soil before it's too late. Book Excerpt: The Ground Beneath Us. By Paul Bogard. Ma Popular Science may receive financial compensation for products. Paul Bogard set out to answer these questions in The Ground Beneath Us, and what he discovered is astounding.

From New York (where more thantons of human development rest on top of Manhattan Island) to Mexico City (which sinks inches each year into the Aztec ruins beneath it), Bogard shows us the weight of our cities' : Little, Brown And Company.

The Ground Beneath book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Samantha Casey has been burned by love.

She’s determined to rema /5. But it’s not just children, Paul Bogard explains in his new book, The Ground Beneath Us. The EPA estimates that the average American adult now spends 93 percent of their life indoors.

As we. What type of research was required to write The Land Beneath Us. Each book takes me in new research directions, which I love. For this novel, I read multiple accounts of the 2nd Ranger Battalion and the ground operations on D-day. Since Leah is a librarian, I learned about bookish aspects of the war, such as the Victory Book Campaign/5(54).

The Ground Beneath Us From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are (Book): Bogard, Paul: When we step outside and look down, most of us in the industrialized world see an unnatural surface, likely some version of asphalt or concrete.

Increasingly we live separated from the natural ground itself, concealing from us our. The Ground Beneath Us (Hardcover) From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are.

By Paul Bogard. Little, Brown and Company,pp. Paul Bogard set out to answer these questions in The Ground Beneath Us, and what he discovered is astounding. From New York (where more thantons of human development rest on top of Manhattan Island) to Mexico City (which sinks inches each year into the Aztec ruins beneath it), Bogard shows us the weight of our cities' footprints.

You know a book has entered your bloodstream when the ground beneath your feet, once viewed as bedrock, suddenly becomes a roof to unknown worlds below.

The British writer Robert Macfarlane has. The Ground Shifts Beneath Us opens with a scene where April is going over some paperwork. It doesn’t take long for Dr Marcel notice her new engagement ring and immediately references it.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(11). Bogard's The Ground Beneath Us is deeply transporting reading that introduces farmers, geologists, ecologists, cartographers, and others in a quest to understand the importance of something too many of us take for granted: dirt.

From growth and life to death and loss, and from the subsurface technologies that run our cities to the dwindling /5(11).

Paul Bogard set out to answer these questions in The Ground Beneath Us, and what he discovered is astounding. From New York (where more thantons of human development rest on top of Manhattan Island) to Mexico City (which sinks inches each year into the Aztec ruins beneath it), Bogard shows us the weight of our cities' footprints/5().The Ground Beneath Us From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are (Book): Bogard, Paul: When a teaspoon of soil contains millions of species, and when we pave over the earth on a daily basis, what does that mean for our future?

What is the risk to our food supply, the planet's wildlife, the soil on which every life-form depends?