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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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:... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 16.99
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...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 109.00
In a vast society where environmentally conscious nonfarming voters and consumers have grown to greatly outnumber those directly engaged in agriculture, what happens in agriculture becomes increasingly subject to control by the general society, as policies and laws cater to constituents and consumers. This book provides an overview of how Americans... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 30.00
In this classic work of Mississippi history, Nollie W. Hickman relates the felling of great. forests of longleaf pine in a southern state where lumbering became a mighty industry. Mississippi Harvest records the arduous transportation of logs to the mills, at first by. oxcart and water and later by rail. It details how the naval stores trade flourished.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 16.99
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...