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The Soil Will Save Us free pdf 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. In "The Soil Will Save Us, "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.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.

About Kristin Ohlson

Kristin Ohlson is a writer based in Portland, OR. Her work has appeared in the "New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Salon, Discover, "and elsewhere. Her article about burning coal mines was collected in "Best American Science Writing 2011." She is also the author of "Stalking the Divine, "which won the American Society of Journalists and" "Authors' 2004 Best Nonfiction Book award, and coauthor of "New York Times "bestseller "Kabul Beauty School."

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Author : Kristin Ohlson
Publisher : Rodale Press
Data Published : 18 March 2014
ISBN : 1609615549
EAN : 9781609615543
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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