Book Launch - Alisa Bryce, Grounded

Book Cover - Grounded by Alisa Bryce

Join us to celebrate the launch of Grounded (Text Publishing, August 2022), a non-fiction book about the wonderful world of soil.

The book will be launched by Caz Heise at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in Coffs Harbour.

This event is free, but due to seating limits, RSVP IS ESSENTIAL. Please register through Eventbrite.

5:45pm arrival for 6:00pm start.

Grounded will be available on the night from The Book Warehouse.

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Life on land could not exist without soil. Almost everything we need can be traced to the soil: food, fibre, medicines, and more. What would we be without it? Certainly not a planet worthy of the name Earth.

There are already plenty of books about agriculture, ecology or how to grow tomatoes. This book is about the other stuff. Like…

- how soil evidence can nail a murderer

- the ingredients that make a Test cricket pitch

- how the soil affects the taste of your favourite wine

- the soil microbes that could be the next wonder drug

- tips for digging a POW camp escape tunnel (disclaimer: don’t try it at home) or mounting an invasion of Normandy (ditto)

- how to be ecofriendly when you’re dead

In the unputdownable Grounded, soil scientist Alisa Bryce gives you the dirt on all this—and much, much more.

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Alisa Bryce is a soil scientist with a BSc in agriculture from the University of Sydney and a Masters from the University of Cambridge. She likes digging holes, analysing soil, playing with soil, writing about soil and patting dogs.

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After a diverse career in health care, aged care and social services, Caz turned her attention to Canberra, running in the recent election (caz4cowper!) Caz loves all things nature, from the deserts to the bush and the beaches, and actively campaigns to protect our beautiful, natural world.


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  • Thursday, 11 August 2022 | 05:45 PM


Harry Bailey Memorial Library, Cnr Coff and, Duke St, Coffs Harbour, 2450, View Map

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