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Agriculture; United States

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  • Bananasby Virginia Jenkins

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 16.95

    Before 1880 most Americans had never seen a banana. By 1910 bananas were so common that streets were littered with their peels. Today Americans eat on average nearly seventy-five per year. More than a staple of the American diet, bananas have gained a secure place in the nation's culture and folklore. They have been recommended as the secret to longevity,... more...

  • Locally Grownby Anna Blessing

    Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95

    An exploration of 25 small, sustainability-minded farms throughout the Midwest, told through full-color photographs, interviews with the farmers, and vivid stories of the past, present, and future of the region's local farms and how they're intertwined with the Chicago culinary scene more...

  • Plowed Underby Ann Folino White

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    During the Great Depression, with thousands on bread lines, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Fruit was left to rot on trees, crops were plowed under, and millions of piglets and sows were slaughtered and discarded. Many Americans... more...

  • Henry Stephens's Book of the Farmby Alex Langlands

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2013; US$ 10.19

    The Book of the Farm, written by the 19th-century farming expert Henry Stephens, was the indispensable farming 'bible' referred to by the historians living and working on the BBC series Victorian Farm. This brand new version has been fully revised and edited by Alex Langlands, who starred on the programme, to bring its timeless wisdom to a fresh audience.... more...

  • The Next Green Revolutionby James E. Horne; Maura McDermott

    Haworth Press 2001; US$ 69.95

    Here is an easy-to-read, practical introduction to sustainable agriculture: what it means and why it is needed. It is the first book to synthesize the goals of sustainable agriculture into eight comprehensive steps. The Next Green Revolution presents a convincing critique of our current agricultural system and an introduction to an alternative system... more...

  • Development of American Agricultureby Willard W. Cochrane

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 82.50

    The classic historical study of American agricultural economic development, thoroughly revised and updated. more...

  • American Farm Policy, 1948-1973by Willard W. Cochrane; Mary E. Ryan

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 29.50

    This is basically a reference book. It seeks to record and explain what we did in the United States in the farm policy area between 1948 and 1973... more...

  • Agrarian Landscapes in Transitionby Charles Redman; David R. Foster

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 44.99

    Agrarian Landscapes in Transition researches human interaction with the earth. With hundreds of acres of agricultural land going out of production every day, the introduction, spread, and abandonment of agriculture represents the most pervasive alteration of the Earth's environment for several thousand years. What happens when humans impose their... more...

  • Bringing It to the Tableby Wendell Berry; Michael Pollan

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 14.95

    Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry?s caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Long before Whole Foods organic produce was available at your local supermarket, Berry was farming with the purity of food in mind. For the last five decades, Berry has embodied mindful eating... more...

  • From the Farm to the Tableby Gary Holthaus

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 27.95

    In From the Farm to the Table, over forty farm families from America's heartland detail the practices and values that relate to their land, work, and communities. Their stories reveal that those who make their living in agriculture--despite stereotypes of provincialism perpetuated by the media--are savvy to the influence of world politics on local... more...