Conquest of the Land Through Seven Thousand Years

Lowdermilk, Walter C.

Original publication date: 1948, February
Original publisher: Soil Conservation Service Misc. Pub. No. 32,
Publication status: Public domain

An historical survey of worldwide soil erosion. Many remarkable photos showing the ruins of what were once fertile, productive places that are now desert or semi-desert that can barely support struggling people—the remnants of what were once flourishing civilizations.

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