The Hidden Half of Nature: The Microbial Roots of Life and Health 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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“A must-read for avid gardeners, those interested in bolstering our precarious food supply, or anyone remotely concerned about their health and the soil under their feet.”
- Kirkus Reviews

The Hidden Half of Nature offers a wonderfully fresh and exquisitely informed approach that could change how we relate to ourselves, our diets, our gardens and our world.”
- Tim McNulty, Seattle Times

“[A] transformative read.”
- Tom Philpott, Mother Jones

“Montgomery and Biklé argue that when we farm and when we eat, we’re feeding a diverse community of microorganisms. This book is 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

“Amazingly detailed and well-researched. … [The Hidden Half of Nature] lays out the beautiful connection between the microbial garden in our bodies and the microbial garden in the Earth.”
- Sally Peterson, Oregon Live

The Hidden Half of Nature draws a straight line from the microbes that live in healthy soil to those that live in healthy guts, skillfully blending the personal and the scientific. This is a must-read for anyone concerned with their own health.”
- Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist

“One of the year’s best books on gardens and health.”
- Jim McCausland, Sunset Magazine

The Hidden Half of Nature reads like a fast-paced novel but tells the true story of the workings of soils, and even our own bodies.”
- Neil Shubin, author of The Universe Within

About the Author

David R. Montgomery is a professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington and a 2008 MacArthur Fellow. He is the author of The RocksDon't Lie and other award-winning popular science books.

AnneBiklé is a biologist and environmental planner. Her career spans thefields of environmental stewardship, habitat restoration, and publichealth. The Hidden Half of Nature is her first book.

Their website is dig2grow.com

Product details

  • File Size: 5475 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (November 16, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 5, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TMA91YU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,392 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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