So Shall You Reap: Farming And Crops In Human Affairs (A Shearwater Book)
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It's an excellent approach to the subject The authors use an unusual path to approach the domestication of plants and animals. Mankind is the main actor in this historical play.. ldesouza said Used is only in the name. The book looks like new. Almost no sketches and in a great conservation.I'd particularly buy from this one if I need more books in the future.
Agriculture has altered the earth's biosphere and changed its geosphere: The soil has been modified, forests have been felled, swamps have been drained, rivers have been dammed and diverted.So Shall You Reap presents a fresh and informed perspective on how farming and the crops we grow have changed us and our environment. So Shall You Reap is a broad-gauged exploration of the intersections of farming and history. When and how did people learn to irrigate, to fertilize, to rotate their crops -- and why?Along with its fundamental importance to history, farming has radically altered the physical world. By understanding the nature of the origins and evolution of agriculture, we will be better prepared to anticipate what the future may hold in store, and what must be done to increase food production while minimizing environmental problems.. Natural landscapes have been completely transformed to provide room for growth on a large scale of a few species of plants and even fewer species of domesticated animals. Beginning with the prehistorical era, Otto and Dorothy Solbrig d
Their study proceeds from early hunter-gatherers to the development of sedentary agriculture and explores the connections between sugarcane, slavery and exploitation; the spread of coffee, grapes, tobacco, cotton, rubber; and the advent of biotechnology. . Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. Full of intriguing facts, this work shows how modern, chemicalized, industrialized agriculture threatens biodiversity, destroys topsoil and forests, and contaminates the food chain. Illustrations not seen by PW. The Solbrigs--he teaches biology at Harvard, she is librarian at Harvard's Biological Laboratories--emphasize the interdependence of farming and the environme
Dorothy J. Solbrig is librarian in the Biological Laboratories of Harvard University.. Otto T. Solbrig is Bussey Professor of Biology at Harvard University and author of several books on botany and agriculture