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Dirt is both a facinating history of the stuff under our feet and a good education about how it's created, weathered away, drained or suplimented with nutrients and how human horticultural practices have effected it throughout time.
There are 3 clear sections to the book, the middle of which did seem to drag on repeating the same story over and over again. In fairness to the author though this is more an inditement of our farming practices over the centuries than to his writing style.
Well read and well researched this book is a great starting place for anyone interested in soil. You may even develop some enthusiasm on the subject and go and build yourself a Worm Farm and a compost heap!
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NB I have not listened to the whole book. I am considering returning the audiobook because the narrator has a nearly robotic cadence and inflection that has not changed in the first hour and a half. I really want to read this book, as I have had it recommended to me more than once. This narrator has convinced me so far that HE isn't very interested in the topic, but I am. It's making it difficult to follow the topic at hand. As I have much more time available to listen than read text, I'll give him another chapter before I decide whether to return it and get the text version of this book.
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absolutely mind blowing book. never thought that I would have been enthralled by a book about soils. totally awesome listen.
Great listen it's full of interesting information.
I good reminder how important our soil is to humanity.