Publisher

University of California Press

Publication Year 2007
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780520248700

ISBN-10 0520248708
Binding

Hardback

Number of Pages 295 Pages
Subject

The Earth: natural history general

Explores the compelling idea that we are using up Earth\'s soil. This book traces the role of soil use and abuse in the history of Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, China, European colonialism, Central America, and the American push westward. It shows how soil has shaped us and we have shaped soil - as society after society has risen.

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