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Michael Fidanza - professor of biology (plant and soil sciences), Penn State Berks

Book Title: The Worst Hard Time

Author: Timothy Egan

Book Description:

The Worst Hard Time is an excellent book for those interested in the study of the environment, ecology, soil science, and the conservation of our natural resources. The author places the reader in the middle of the "great American dust bowl" during the Depression, and reveals the human, social, political, economic, and environmental impact associated with soil erosion and the depletion of our nation's more precious natural resource. I teach an introductory soil science course at Penn State Berks Campus, where I hope my students can learn from this environmental disaster and strive to become good stewards of the environment.


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