What I am reading.

Dirt is an interesting book. Most of us are aware of the importance of soil as a medium for growing our food sources. Many of us have probably even thought about the consequences of abusing the soil. In this book, however, Mr. Montgomery carefully lays out the countless instances where societies have not only mistreated their soil, they have done it to such an extent that their society has failed as a result. Not often emphasized in history texts, civilization has apparently been an ongoing quest to find new soil as existing sources are piddled away. I haven’t finished the book yet so I don’t know if he manages to extend his observations into our own times. I will fill that in later, when I have finished the book.

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