More words from the book “Eating dirt”.

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This is a new excerpt from “Eating dirt” by Charlotte Gill.

Logging has always gone hand in hand with civilization. It’s a part of who we are, how we’ve carved a home for ourselves in the world. But historically, the cost has been more than just the loss of scenery. Some scholars have argued that it is the razing of the forests, followed by agrarian abuse, that has contributed to the collapse of many a now -defunct civilization. Especially in the Mediterranean, where the people once depended on trees to hold moisture, to keep the creeks and rivers running throughout the year. And when the trees go, the earth- the very foundational dirt- follow shortly thereafter.

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