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- University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 57.00
In 1981, near the end of America?s second post-World War II energy crisis, and at the onset of the nations most recent farm crisis, American Energy Farming Systems began to sell and distribute what it deemed a ?providential plant? destined to be a new and saving crop? the Jerusalem Artichoke. This volume recounts this story of the bizarre intersection... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
Who put the Hemp in Hempstead? Before the cotton gin, hemp was King. This colorful socio-economic history clears the smoke obscuring hemps role in battles between Crown and Colony, North & South, the marijuana lobby and their foes. more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 18.95
In Crisis and Opportunity, John E. Ikerd outlines the consequences of agricultural industrialization, then details the methods that can restore economic viability, ecological soundness, and social responsibility to our agricultural system and thus ensure sustainable agriculture as the foundation of a sustainable food system and a sustainable society. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 74.99
By examining the fluctuations of the agriculture sector over the last 50 years, Economic Trends in US Agriculture and Food Systems Since World War II is able to give its readers a better glimpse at the future of farming. Author Milton C. Hallberg details the past and potential changes in the number of farms and farm size; farm income and expenses... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 149.95
It is important that scientists think about and know their history - where they came from, what they have accomplished, and how these may affect the future. Weed scientists, similar to scientists in many technological disciplines, have not sought historical reflection. The technological world asks for results and for progress. Achievement is important... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 55.00
King Cotton in Modern America places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how "cotton culture" was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and sources as hopelessly backward. Leaders in the industry, acting through the National Cotton Council, organized the various... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2008; US$ 22.50
Agriculture is the most fundamental of all human activities. Today, those who till the soil or tend livestock feed a world population of approximately 6.5 billion. Fifty years ago, the planet could not have sustained such a large population, and according to present projections, farmers will have to feed nine billion people by 2050. The greatest agricultural... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00
As industry and technology proliferate in modern society, sustainability has jumped to the forefront of contemporary political and environmental discussions. The balance between progress and the earth's ability to provide for its inhabitants grows increasingly precarious as we attempt to achieve sustainable development. In The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 22.95
Locavore leaders such as Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, and Barbara Kingsolver all speak of the need for sweeping changes in how we get our food. A longtime leader of this movement is Wes Jackson, who for decades has taken it upon himself to speak for the land, to speak for the soil itself. Here, he offers a manifesto toward a conceptual revolution:... more...