My guest this week is David Montgomery. David studied geology at Stanford University before earning his Ph.D. in geomorphology at UC Berkeley. He teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological processes shape landscapes and influence ecological systems. He loved maps as a kid and now writes about the relationship of people to their environment and other things that interest him. In 2008 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He lives with his wife Anne in Seattle, Washington.
He’s written multiple books but the ones most interesting to gardeners are Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations, The Hidden Half of Nature, and Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soils Back to Life.