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Growing a revolution : bringing our soil back to life

Author: David R Montgomery
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An inspiring vision for restoring the soil that feeds us all and turns agriculture into a solution for environmental crises.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Montgomery
ISBN: 9780393608328 0393608328
OCLC Number: 959808633
Awards: Short-listed for PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award 2018
Description: vi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Fertile ruins --
Myths of modern agriculture --
Roots of the underground economy --
The oldest problem --
Ditching the plow --
Green manure --
Developing solutions --
The organic dilemma --
Carbon cowboys --
Invisible herds --
Farming carbon --
Closing the loop --
The fifth revolution.
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"David Montgomery... is one of our most eloquent and precise earth science communicators... [He] has a knack for opening our minds to large, critically important questions." -- New Scientist "A wise Read more...

 
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