In addition to the various academic texts provided within this section, a variety of other resources are listed below, for adults and children, both fiction and non-fiction.


Yvonne Baskin (2006) Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and Dirt Shape Our World

Vernon Gill Carter & Tom Dale (1975) Topsoil and Civilisation

John Stewart Collis (1973) The Worm Forgives the Plough

Daniel Hillel (1992) Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil

Lierre Kieth (2010) The Vegetarian Myth

Satish Kumar (2013) Soil, Soul, Society: A New Trinity for Our Time

Edward R Landa & Christian Feller, eds. (2010) Soil and Culture

William Bryant Logan (2007) Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth

Alastair McIntosh (2004) Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power

David R Montgomery (2007) Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations

Kristin Ohlson (2014) The Soil Will Save Use: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet

Sir E John Russell (1957) The World of the Soil

Vandana Shiva (2008) Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity

Amy Stewart (2012) The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

Jennifer Wallace (2004) Digging the Dirt: The Archaeological Imagination

David W Wolfe (2002) Tales From The Underground: A Natural History of Subterranean Life



Knut Hamsun (1921, 2007) The Growth of the Soil

John Steinbeck (1939, 2006) The Grapes of Wrath



Dirt: The Movie (2007) Bill Logan, Paul Stamets

Dirtgirlworld - Grow! (2010) Cate McQuillen, Maree Lowes

Permaculture Soils (2010) Geoff Lawton

Symphony of the Soil (2013) Deborah Koons

Heart and Soil (2008) Mara LeGrand

Deep Down and Dirty - The Science of Soil (2014) BBC


Children's Books

Doreen Cronin (2012) Diary of a Worm

Steve Tomecek (2002) Dirt (Jump into Science)

Raymond Bial (2000) A Handful of Dirt

Melissa Stewart (2004) Down to Earth (Investigate Science)

Gary Larson (2008) There's a Hair in my Dirt