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    Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth (Paperback) By (author) William Bryant Logan

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    Description"You are about to read a lot about dirt, which no one knows very much about." So begins the book that brings mystery and magic to "that stuff that won't come off your collar". Thomas Jefferson, Saint Phocas, Darwin and Virgil parade through this thought-provoking work, taking their place next to the dung beetle, the compost heap, dowsing and the microscopic biota that till the soil. Whether Logan is traversing the far reaches of the cosmos or ploughing through our planet's crust, his delightful, elegant and surprisingly soulful meditations greatly enrich our concept of "dirt", that substance from which we all arise and to which we all must return.

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    The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Bryant Logan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393329476
    ISBN 10: 039332947X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: C70240000
    BISAC V2.8: NAT030000
    DC22: 631.4, 631.49
    LC classification: S591 .L568 2007
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WNR
    Edition statement
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    06 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    WILLIAM BRYANT LOGAN previously wrote a column in The New York Times and contributed to numerous magazines. He is the author of the "wise and excellent" (The Times Literary Supplement), "extraordinary little book" (Literary Review), Oak (ISBN 987 0 393 32778 6).
    Review quote
    "Logan displays a precision of language that would be envied by any poet." The Independent"