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The Resource Dirt : the erosion of civilizations, David R. Montgomery

Dirt : the erosion of civilizations, David R. Montgomery

Label
Dirt : the erosion of civilizations
Title
Dirt
Title remainder
the erosion of civilizations
Statement of responsibility
David R. Montgomery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dirt, soil, call it what you want--it is the root of our existence, supporting our feet, our farms, our cities. In this natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern environmental calamities, earth scientist Montgomery explores the 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 time to limit the lifespan of civilizations. Montgomery traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, China, Native American civilizations, European colonialism, and the American push westward. We see how soil has shaped history--as society after society has risen, prospered, and plowed through a natural endowment of fertile dirt, leaving a legacy of impoverished lands.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montgomery, David R.
Dewey number
631.4/9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S590.7
LC item number
.M66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
S590.7
NAL item number
.M66 2007
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soil science
  • Soils
  • Soil erosion
  • Edafología
  • Suelos
  • Erosión de suelos
  • Soil science
  • Soils
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil science
  • Soils
  • Bodemerosie
  • Culturen
  • Boden
  • Bodenerosion
  • Geschichte
  • Kultur
  • Bodenkunde
  • Erosion
  • Boden
  • Bodennutzung
  • Bodenerosion
  • Bodenerosion
  • Kultur
  • Geschichte
  • Boden
  • Aide économique
  • Aide économique
Label
Dirt : the erosion of civilizations, David R. Montgomery
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Islands in time
  • Life span of civilizations
  • Good old dirt
  • Skin of the Earth
  • Rivers of life
  • Graveyard of empires
  • Let them eat colonies
  • Westward hoe
  • Dust blow
  • Dirty business
Control code
ocm71004234
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 285 pages
Isbn
9780520258068
Lccn
2006026602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71004234
  • (OCoLC)71004234
Label
Dirt : the erosion of civilizations, David R. Montgomery
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Islands in time
  • Life span of civilizations
  • Good old dirt
  • Skin of the Earth
  • Rivers of life
  • Graveyard of empires
  • Let them eat colonies
  • Westward hoe
  • Dust blow
  • Dirty business
Control code
ocm71004234
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 285 pages
Isbn
9780520258068
Lccn
2006026602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71004234
  • (OCoLC)71004234

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