Memoirs of Dirt

Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth - William Bryant Logan

I was looking for a book that explained what dirt/soil is, how it forms, it's various components and how these affect plants and animals etc.  In short, a science book.  Well, this isn't that book.  This book was a collection of short, disjointed, memoir-type stories of the author's encounters with dirt.  There were only a few grains of useful or interesting information in this book.   Otherwise it was rather tedious.