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    • Growing a Revolution

    • Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
    • By: David R. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population. But there is reason for hope. David R. Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity's ailing soil back to life remarkably fast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An ecological educational treasure!

    • By Elan Sun Star on 05-10-17

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Hidden Half of Nature

    • The Microbial Roots of Life and Health
    • By: David R. Montgomery, Anne Bikle
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 320

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect introduction to microbiology

    • By Ary Shalizi on 02-17-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dirt

    • The Erosion of Civilizations
    • By: David R. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Tim Lundeen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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. Once bare of protective vegetation and exposed to wind and rain, cultivated soils erode bit by bit, slowly enough to be ignored in a single lifetime but fast enough over centuries to limit the lifespan of civilizations.  

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Rocks Don't Lie

    • By: David R. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Gary Telles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Educational

    • By Male Perspective on 12-01-13

    Regular price: $24.95