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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...

  • 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$ 0.00

    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...

  • The Timber Bubble that Burstby Joe P. Mattey

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 99.99

    This is a book about bubble prices, and their consequences, in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest from 1979-1984. Bubble prices--unusual and rapid rises (and eventual drops) in the prices of a commodity--have been of theoretical interest to economists for many years. This study examines the unusual movements in the price of federal timber... more...

  • Roots of Changeby Mary Ridder

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Among the vast corporate and smaller family-sized farms and agribusinesses of Nebraska, the old pioneering spirit of entrepreneurship is rising again, this time in the form of sustainable and organic growers, cooperatives, artisans, and visionaries?those who seek to enhance the quality of life and ensure its future on the farm, in the community, and... more...