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Growing a Revolution Audiobook

Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

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The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population. But there is reason for hope. David R. Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity's ailing soil back to life remarkably fast.

Growing a Revolution draws on visits to farms in the industrialized world and developing world to show that a new combination of farming practices can deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions to problems farmers face today. Montgomery explores why practices based on the principles of conservation agriculture help restore soil health and fertility. In addition, he discusses how these practices translate into farms that use less water, generate less pollution, and lower carbon emissions. Combining ancient wisdom with modern science, Growing a Revolution lays out a solid case for an inspiring vision where agriculture becomes the solution to environmental problems.

©2017 David R. Montgomery (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Montgomery's fascinating exposé of how our food is grown will convince readers that soil health should not remain an under-the-radar issue and that we all benefit from embracing a new philosophy of farming." (Kirkus)

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  • Elan Sun Star
    Hawaii
    10/05/17
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    "An ecological educational treasure!"
    What did you love best about Growing a Revolution?

    This book is the best of the genre I have ever read. The complete story of the critical aspects of returning carbon to the soil and protecting soil fertility and the situation we are in now<br/>which is destroying good soil at an unprecedented rate.<br/>This book is important for ecologists as well as farm and food individuals and groups and activists.<br/>our soil its our foundation and physical and mental health depends on food nutrients<br/>I suggest this book to anyone wanting to understand the broad spectrum of soil fertility and food protection and also the critical need for us to all contribute to reversing the soil through diligence and networking


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  • A.
    03/08/17
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    "Well worth the read!"

    Farming finally done right. This shows the way for farmers to make a profit and feed the world.

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  • Robert Ruggiero
    22/07/17
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    "Very informative"

    Loved the book! The narrator was excellent. A read\listen to any and every one. A good perspective on history and farming

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  • Mrs.Baz 12345
    Chatham, NJ
    09/07/17
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    "One of the most important books ever written?"

    This is a fast-moving must-read that will overturn many of your assumptions about "modern" industrialized agriculture. There is a more profitable, productive and enduring way to grow food, and it's catching on.

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