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  • The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health | David R. Montgomery,Anne Bikle

    The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David R. Montgomery, Anne Bikle
    • Narrated By LJ Ganser
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    A riveting exploration of how microbes are transforming the way we see nature and ourselves - and could revolutionize agriculture and medicine. Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. Good health - for people and for plants - depends on Earth's smallest creatures. The Hidden Half of Nature tells the story of our tangled relationship with microbes and their potential to revolutionize agriculture and medicine, from garden to gut.

    Susan says: "It's OK"
  • Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations | David R. Montgomery

    Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By David R. Montgomery
    • Narrated By Tim Lundeen
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    Dirt, soil, call it what you want - it's everywhere we go. It is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. This fascinating yet disquieting book finds, however, that we are running out of dirt, and it's no laughing matter. An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations explores the compelling idea that we are - and have long been - using up Earth's soil.

    Dan says: "Turns out there's a lot to learn about dirt"
  • The Rocks Don't Lie | David R. Montgomery

    The Rocks Don't Lie

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David R. Montgomery
    • Narrated By Gary Telles
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    In Tibet, geologist David R. Montgomery heard a local story about a great flood that bore a striking similarity to Noah’s Flood. Intrigued, Montgomery began investigating theworld’s flood stories and - drawing from historic works by theologians, natural philosophers, and scientists - discovered the counterintuitive role Noah’s Flood played in the development of both geology and creationism.

    Male Perspective says: "Very Educational"
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