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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...
- Counterpoint 2009; US$ 15.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 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...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 17.99
Why David Sometimes Wins tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' groundbreaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Offering insight from a longtime movement organizer and scholar, Ganz illustrates how they had the ability and resourcefulness to devise good strategy and turn short-term advantages into... more...