"A gleeful, poetic book…Like the best natural histories,
Dirt is a kind of prayer." ―Los Angeles Times Book
"You are about to read a lot about dirt, which no one knows very
much about." So begins the cult classic that brings mystery and
magic to "that stuff that won't come off your collar."
John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Saint Phocas, Darwin, and Virgil
parade through this thought-provoking work, taking their place