PANNA: Resource Pointer #300 (Agriculture in Context)


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Resource Pointer #300 (Agriculture in Context)
November 26, 2002

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*The New Agrarianism: Land, Culture, and the Community of Life, 2001* Eric Freyogle, ed. Essays from leading writers on the Agrarian renaissance. Includes examples of prairie restoration, promoting community forests and farms, reducing resource consumption and reshaping developed land. Critiques market-driven culture of consumerism. Argues that recognizing and valuing a close human-land relationship will strengthen the health of individuals and society. 291 pages US$18.00. Contact Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20009-1148; phone (202) 232-7933; fax (202) 234-1328; email ecoxe@islandpress.org; Web site http://www.islandpress.org/.

*The Origins of the Organic Movement, 2001* Phillip Conford. Explores the work, beliefs and personalities of the farmers, thinkers and activists involved in the organic movement between the 1920s and 1960s. Documents how the organic movement has been influenced by health, ecological, religious, and ideological concerns, a backlash against industrialization, and model indigenous food systems in Africa and Asia. 287 pages. UK$14.99. Contact Floris Books, 15 Harrison Gardens, Edinburgh, EH11 1SH, UK; phone (131) 337 2372; fax (131) 347 9919; email orders@booksource.net; http://www.florisbooks.co.uk/.

*American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century: How it Flourished and What it Cost, 2002* Bruce Gardner. Documents changes in technology, economics and social problems of U.S. farming since 1900. Analyzes how the U.S. government affected agricultural market trends with public investment, commodity regulation and trade policy. 400 pages. US$49.95. Contact Harvard University Press, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138; phone (800) 448-2242 or (617) 495-2480; fax (800) 962-4983; email Contact_HUP@harvard.edu; Web site http://www.hup.harvard.edu/.

*Food's Frontier: The Next Green Revolution, 2000* Richard Manning. Explores the complex political and technical problems of feeding an increasing world population. Suggests continued research in local food distribution systems, traditional wisdom on sustainable farming, and technology based on biodiversity. Cites current research in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, India, China, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. 230 pages. US$14.95. Contact University of California Press, 1445 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08618; phone (800) 777-4726; fax (800) 999-1958; email orders@cpfs.pupress.princeton.edu; Web site http://www.ucpress.edu/.

*Agricultural Science Policy: Changing Global Agendas, 2001* Julian Alston, Philip Pardey, Michael Taylor, eds. Reviews agricultural research and development in the context of increasing global need for food security and sustainable resource management. Discusses soil degradation, importance of plant biodiversity, crop improvement, productivity measurement, natural resource management and technology dispersal. 312 pages. US$21.95. Contact The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4363; phone (410) 516-6900; fax (410) 516-6998; Web site http://www.jhupbooks.com/.

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