The Hidden Half Of Nature

David Montgomery and Anne Bikle


Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. The Hidden Half of Nature reveals why good health ― for people and for plants ― depends on Earth’s smallest creatures.

Restoring life to their barren yard and recovering from a health crisis, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé discover astounding parallels between the botanical world and our own bodies. From garden to gut, they show why cultivating beneficial microbiomes holds the key to transforming agriculture and medicine.

Copyright 2016, softcover, 320 pages

Tractor Time podcast interview

Listen to interviews with David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé on episode 20 of the Acres U.S.A. Tractor Time podcast: Listen here.

More Books by David Montgomery

Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations – An engaging natural and cultural history of soil that sweeps from ancient civilizations to modern times, this book explores the compelling idea that we are—and have long been—using up Earth's soil.

Growing A Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life – In this book Montgomery introduces us to farmers around the world at the heart of brewing a soil health revolution, drawing on visits to farms in the industrialized and developing worlds to show that a new combination of farming practices can deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions to problems farmers face today.

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