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Agriculture; United States

  • Agrarian Landscapes in Transitionby Charles Redman; David R. Foster

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Agrarian transformations represent the most pervasive alteration of the Earth's terrestrial environment over the past 10,000 years. Using North American examples, the book traces, compares, and contrasts the introduction, spread, and abandonment of agriculture at six U.S. long-term ecological research (LTER) sites. Indeed, lessons from these examples... 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...

  • American Farm Policy, 1948-1973by Willard W. Cochrane; Mary E. Ryan

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 29.50

    This is basically a reference book. It seeks to record and explain what we did in the United States in the farm policy area between 1948 and 1973... 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...

  • Bringing It to the Tableby Wendell Berry; Michael Pollan

    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...

  • Consulting the Genius of the Placeby Wes Jackson

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Crisis and Opportunityby John E. Ikerd

    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...

  • Deeply Rootedby Lisa M. Hamilton

    Counterpoint 2009; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Development of American Agricultureby Willard W. Cochrane

    University of Minnesota Press 1993; US$ 82.50

    The classic historical study of American agricultural economic development, thoroughly revised and updated. more...

  • Economic Trends in U.S Agriculture and Food Systems Since World War IIby Milton C. Hallberg

    Wiley 2008; US$ 74.99 US$ 64.99

    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...