The Holy Earth
Liberty Hyde Bailey, a gifted teacher, administrator, scientist, author, public servant, poet, and philosopher, is known as the Father of American Horticulture. In this facsimile edition, Progressive and provocative, Bailey's seminal 1915 work calls on the individual to recognize the divine in the common land we occupy. The MSU Press is pleased to reintroduce this timeless work in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his birth and the 70th anniversary of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum.
In The Holy Earth, Bailey, a proponent of environmental stewardship, reflects on society's disconnect with its own earth at the turn of the twentieth century. His lectures and writings encouraged the application of science in horticulture and were influential in initial efforts to protect the environment. This reissue of this timeless work of environmental ethics contains a new introduction by Ralph Taggart, Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences and Professor of Plant Biology at Michigan State University.
144 pp., 5 " x 8 "