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Agriculture; United States

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Financing Our Foodshedby Carol Peppe Hewitt

    New Society Publishers 2013; US$ 19.95

    Bringing money home - real people and real stories from the slow money movement more...

  • Dispossessionby Pete Daniel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Dispossession: Discrimination against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights more...

  • Leadership in Agricultureby John Patrick Jordan; Neville P. Clarke; Gale A. Buchanan; Kelly C. Jordan

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    In a world facing chronic and increasing shortages in food crops and natural resources, visionary leadership in agriculture becomes more and more critical for building and maintaining a sustainable future. It is of paramount importance that the dynamic and challenging evolution in agriculture over the last century and a half be met today with imaginative... 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...

  • Consulting the Genius of the Placeby Wes Jackson

    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...

  • King Cotton in Modern Americaby D. Clayton Brown

    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 Agrarian Visionby Paul B. Thompson

    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...

  • A History of Weed Science in the United Statesby Robert L Zimdahl

    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...