The Soil Will Save Us

The Soil Will Save Us

  • Author : Kristin Ohlson
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1609615557
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Journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope"—a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming. Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices—and, especially, modern industrial agriculture—have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the world's soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if we stopped using fossil fuels today, it would continue warming the planet. As the granddaughter of farmers and the daughter of avid gardeners, Ohlson has long had an appreciation for the soil. A chance conversation with a local chef led her to the crossroads of science, farming, food, and environmentalism and the discovery of the only significant way to remove carbon dioxide from the air—an ecological approach that tends not only to plants and animals but also to the vast population of underground microorganisms that fix carbon in the soil. Ohlson introduces the visionaries—scientists, farmers, ranchers, and landscapers—who are figuring out in the lab and on the ground how to build healthy soil, which solves myriad problems: drought, erosion, air and water pollution, and food quality, as well as climate change. Her discoveries and vivid storytelling will revolutionize the way we think about our food, our landscapes, our plants, and our relationship to Earth.

Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground [Josh Tickell]

  • Author : Josh Tickell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1501170279
From Josh Tickell, one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers, comes a “fascinating, easy-to-follow blueprint for how eating in ways that … GET BOOK
Cows Save the Planet

Cows Save the Planet [Judith Schwartz]

  • Author : Judith Schwartz
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1603584331
In Cows Save the Planet, journalist Judith D. Schwartz looks at soil as a crucible for our many overlapping environmental, economic, and social crises. Sch … GET BOOK
Discoveries in the Garden

Discoveries in the Garden [James B. Nardi]

  • Author : James B. Nardi
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Gardening
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 022653183X
Every square inch of soil is rich with energy and life, and nowhere is this more evident than in the garden. At the tips of our trowels, a sun-driven world … GET BOOK
Earth Matters

Earth Matters [Richard Bardgett]

  • Author : Richard Bardgett
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0191645648
For much of history, soil has played a major, and often central, role in the lives of humans. Entire societies have risen, and collapsed, through the manag … GET BOOK
Grass, Soil, Hope

Grass, Soil, Hope [Courtney White]

  • Author : Courtney White
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 160358546X
This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including … GET BOOK
Urban Agriculture and Community Values

Urban Agriculture and Community Values [Lisa Newton]

  • Author : Lisa Newton
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 158
  • ISBN-10 : 3030392449
This book addresses the evolving crisis in agriculture and sketches the 'community economy' that grounds agricultural enterprise more accurately than the i … GET BOOK
Bright Green Future: How Everyday Heroes Are Re-Imagining the Way We Feed, Power, and Build Our World

Bright Green Future: How Everyday Heroes Are Re-Imagining the Way We Feed, Power, and Build Our World [Gregory Schwartz,Trevor Decker Cohen]

  • Author : Gregory Schwartz,Trevor Decker Cohen
  • Publisher : First Edition Design Pub.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 159
  • ISBN-10 : 1506900186
Bright Green Future chronicles a renaissance at the edge of a crisis. As climate change shifts our planet towards an uncertain future, a movement of unlike … GET BOOK
Praying for Sheetrock

Praying for Sheetrock [Melissa Fay Greene]

  • Author : Melissa Fay Greene
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0306824957
Finalist for the 1991 National Book Award and a New York Times Notable book, Praying for Sheetrock is the story of McIntosh County, a small, isolated, and … GET BOOK
ReWild

ReWild [Nick Baker]

  • Author : Nick Baker
  • Publisher : Aurum
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1781317356
As our busy, technology-driven lives become more sedentary and less connected to wildlife, it is important to remember the natural, human connection we hav … GET BOOK
The Soul of a Chef

The Soul of a Chef [Michael Ruhlman]

  • Author : Michael Ruhlman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Cooking
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 1101525312
In his second in-depth foray into the world of professional cooking, Michael Ruhlman journeys into the heart of the profession. Observing the rigorous Cert … GET BOOK
The Local Food Revolution

The Local Food Revolution [Michael Brownlee]

  • Author : Michael Brownlee
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 456
  • ISBN-10 : 162317001X
Demonstrating that humanity faces an imminent and prolonged global food crisis, Michael Brownlee issues a clarion call and manifesto for a revolutionary mo … GET BOOK
Thinking with Soils

Thinking with Soils [Juan Francisco Salazar,Céline Granjou,Matthew Kearnes,Anna Krzywoszynska,Manuel Tironi]

  • Author : Juan Francisco Salazar,Céline Granjou,Matthew Kearnes,Anna Krzywoszynska,Manuel Tironi
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1350109584
This book presents a novel and systematic social theory of soil, and is representative of the rising interest in 'the material' in social sciences. Bringin … GET BOOK
The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health

The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health [David R. Montgomery,Anne Biklé]

  • Author : David R. Montgomery,Anne Biklé
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0393244415
"Sure to become a game-changing guide to the future of good food and healthy landscapes." —Dan Barber, chef and author of The Third Plate Prepare to set … GET BOOK
Hope in Hell

Hope in Hell [Jonathon Porritt]

  • Author : Jonathon Porritt
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 1647223687
A book for facing head-on—and averting—the oncoming global climate change disaster, by inspiring people to move from general concern and passive suppor … GET BOOK
Teaming with Microbes

Teaming with Microbes [Jeff Lowenfels,Wayne Lewis]

  • Author : Jeff Lowenfels,Wayne Lewis
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Gardening
  • Total Pages : 220
  • ISBN-10 : 9781604692549
“A breakthrough book. No comprehensive horticultural library should be without it.” —American Gardener When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure th … GET BOOK
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World

The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World [Joel K. Bourne]

  • Author : Joel K. Bourne
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0393248046
“An urgent and at times terrifying dispatch from a distinguished reporter who has given heart and soul to his subject.”—Hampton Sides In The End of P … GET BOOK
Wilding

Wilding [Isabella Tree]

  • Author : Isabella Tree
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1509805117
‘A poignant, practical and moving story of how to fix our broken land, this should be conservation's salvation; this should be its future; this is a new … GET BOOK
Creation and Ecology

Creation and Ecology [Ronald A. Simkins]

  • Author : Ronald A. Simkins
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 372
  • ISBN-10 : 1532698747
In this book Ronald A. Simkins addresses the current environmental crisis and what the Bible might contribute in response to it. The environmental crisis i … GET BOOK
Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism [Amy Francis]

  • Author : Amy Francis
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 0737776838
This collection of essays explores such questions surrounding eating a plant-based diet including if meat-based diets are necessarily bad for the planet, t … GET BOOK
Health in the Anthropocene

Health in the Anthropocene [Katharine Zywert,Stephen Quilley]

  • Author : Katharine Zywert,Stephen Quilley
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 148753342X
Adding to a growing body of knowledge about how the social-ecological dynamics of the Anthropocene affect human health, this collection presents strategies … GET BOOK
Soil

Soil [Matthew Evans]

  • Author : Matthew Evans
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 280
  • ISBN-10 : 1761062255
What we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. Soil is the unlikely story of our most maligned resource as swashbuckling hero. A saga of bombs, ice ages and c … GET BOOK
Call of the Reed Warbler

Call of the Reed Warbler [Charles Massy]

  • Author : Charles Massy
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 528
  • ISBN-10 : 1603588140
“Charles Massy has written a definitive masterpiece that takes its place along with the writings of Aldo Leopold, Wendell Berry, Masanobu Fukuoka, Humber … GET BOOK
Toward Self-Sufficiency

Toward Self-Sufficiency [George Hunt]

  • Author : George Hunt
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Law
  • Total Pages : 266
  • ISBN-10 : 1532059817
George Hunt spent more than fifty years as a community planner and landscape architect. This included hands-on work in impoverished and low-income areas wh … GET BOOK
Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food

Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food [Joshua Zeunert,Tim Waterman]

  • Author : Joshua Zeunert,Tim Waterman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Architecture
  • Total Pages : 604
  • ISBN-10 : 1317298772
Since the turn of the millennium, there has been a burgeoning interest in, and literature of, both landscape studies and food studies. Landscape describes … GET BOOK
Organic Food

Organic Food [Amy Francis]

  • Author : Amy Francis
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 120
  • ISBN-10 : 0737776471
This book positions topics about organic food in a pro and con format, so that readers can gain insight to both sides of the story. They will read about th … GET BOOK
Water in Plain Sight

Water in Plain Sight [Judith D. Schwartz]

  • Author : Judith D. Schwartz
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1466879009
Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has entered the realm of economics, politics, and people's food and lifest … GET BOOK
Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change

Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change [Leslie Davenport]

  • Author : Leslie Davenport
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1784503282
Although the environmental and physical effects of climate change have long been recognised, little attention has been given to the profound negative impac … GET BOOK
After Geoengineering

After Geoengineering [Holly Jean Buck]

  • Author : Holly Jean Buck
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1788730380
What if the people seized the means of climate production? The window for action on climate change is closing rapidly. We are hurtling ever faster towards … GET BOOK
Let My People Go Surfing

Let My People Go Surfing [Yvon Chouinard]

  • Author : Yvon Chouinard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1101992530
"Wonderful . . . a moving autobiography, the story of a unique business, and a detailed blueprint for hope." —Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning autho … GET BOOK
Promoting Biodiversity in Food Systems

Promoting Biodiversity in Food Systems [Irana W. Hawkins]

  • Author : Irana W. Hawkins
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 1351816292
Biodiversity of the food system is crucial for food production and loss of biodiversity is a pressing issue. This book focuses on biodiversity’s crucial … GET BOOK
Flat Out Delicious

Flat Out Delicious [Jenn Sharp]

  • Author : Jenn Sharp
  • Publisher : TouchWood Editions
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1771513055
Shortlisted for a 2021 Taste Canada Award and four 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards A robust and inspiring travel companion for both local and visiting food-l … GET BOOK
Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life [David R. Montgomery]

  • Author : David R. Montgomery
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0393608336
Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award “A call to action that underscores a common goal: to change the world from the ground up … GET BOOK
Dirt to Soil

Dirt to Soil [Gabe Brown]

  • Author : Gabe Brown
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1603587640
"A regenerative no-till pioneer."—NBC News "We need to reintegrate livestock and crops on our farms and ranches, and Gabe Brown shows us how to do it wel … GET BOOK
Simple Acts to Save Our Planet

Simple Acts to Save Our Planet [Michelle Neff]

  • Author : Michelle Neff
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 150720728X
Simple Acts to Save Our Planet shows you how to be more active in saving our planet every day by performing some “Simple Acts of Kindness”—for the Ea … GET BOOK
The Carbon Farming Solution

The Carbon Farming Solution [Eric Toensmeier]

  • Author : Eric Toensmeier
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 512
  • ISBN-10 : 1603585729
With carbon farming, agriculture ceases to be part of the climate problem and becomes a critical part of the solution Agriculture is rightly blamed as a ma … GET BOOK
Geotherapy

Geotherapy [Thomas J. Goreau,Ronal W. Larson,Joanna Campe]

  • Author : Thomas J. Goreau,Ronal W. Larson,Joanna Campe
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 630
  • ISBN-10 : 146659540X
A Practical, Get-Your-Hands-in-the-Soil ManualGlobal climate change, increasing pollution, and continued rapid population growth is wreaking havoc on the p … GET BOOK
Handbook of Personality Development

Handbook of Personality Development [Dan P. McAdams,Rebecca L. Shiner,Jennifer L. Tackett]

  • Author : Dan P. McAdams,Rebecca L. Shiner,Jennifer L. Tackett
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 623
  • ISBN-10 : 1462536948
Bringing together prominent scholars, this authoritative volume considers the development of personality at multiple levels--from the neuroscience of dispo … GET BOOK
Kabul Beauty School

Kabul Beauty School [Deborah Rodriguez,Kristin Ohlson]

  • Author : Deborah Rodriguez,Kristin Ohlson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1588366073
Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Su … GET BOOK
What Can I Do?

What Can I Do? [Jane Fonda]

  • Author : Jane Fonda
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0593296230
A call to action from Jane Fonda, one of the most inspiring activists of our time, urging us to wake up to the looming disaster of climate change and equip … GET BOOK