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Agriculture; United States

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  • 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...

  • The Timber Bubble that Burstby Joe P. Mattey

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99

    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...

  • Toxic Injusticeby Susanna Rankin Bohme

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target wormlike, soil-dwelling creatures called nematodes. Despite signs that the chemical was dangerous, it was widely used in U.S. agriculture and on Chiquita and Dole banana plantations in Central America. In the late 1970s, DBCP... more...

  • Deeply Rootedby Lisa M. Hamilton

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 25.00

    A century of industrialization has left our food system riddled with problems, yet for solutions we look to nutritionists and government agencies, scientists and chefs. Lisa M. Hamilton asks: Why not look to the people who grow our food? Hamilton makes this vital inquiry through the stories of three unconventional farmers: an African-American dairyman... more...

  • Dust Bowlby Donald Worster

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 14.99

    In the mid 1930s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history. Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between 1929 and 1939 tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms. Now, twenty-five years after his book helped to define the new field... more...

  • Social Risks of Agriculture, The: Americans Speak Out on Food, Farming, and the Environmentby Ronald Wimberley; Craig Harris; Joseph Molnar; Terry Tomazic

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 109.00

    Reveals and examines American public opinions on a wide range of food, farming, and environmental issues that influence political and consumer responses. more...

  • Why David Sometimes Winsby Marshall Ganz

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 17.99

    Preface. 1. Introduction: How David Beat Goliath. 2. Beginnings: Immigrants, Radicals, and the AFL (1900-1959). 3. New Opportunities, New Initiatives: (1959-1962). 4. A Storm Gathers: Two Responses (1963-1965). 5. The Great Delano Grape Strike (1965-1966). 6. Meeting the Counter-Attack (1966). 7. Launching a New Union (1966-1967). Epilogue. Appendix.... more...