William Bryant Logan is a practicing arborist and the author of four acclaimed books on nature: Sprout Lands, Dirt, Oak, and Air. He is on the faculty of the New York Botanical Garden and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"Logan sets out to purify dirt, to embed us so intimately in the
skin of the Earth that we will live momentarily, at least,
entranced by its vibrancy...This is the most literate book to bring
soil to soul and soul to the subterranean." -- Peter Warshall -
"Read this book. You'll know more about that which you are made of and which is essential to all life on the land part of the planet than you thought imaginable." -- Wes Jackson, president and founder of the Land Institute