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The Agricultural Revolution of the 20th Century

The Agricultural Revolution of the 20th Century

Don Paarlberg, Philip Paarlberg

ISBN: 978-0-470-29017-0

Jan 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

154 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

A book for a varied audience: college students of agriculture and sociology; high school students of vocation agriculture; members of the American Agricultural Economics Association; people with a long-standing background in agriculture; and other readers interested in 20th century agriculture.

The book reads like a story and is supplemented with excellent photographs, contrasting past practices with modern technology.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

SECTION I. THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION.

Chapter 1. 19th Century Agriculture.

Chapter 2. Mechanized Agriculture.

Chapter 3. Chemical Advances.

Chapter 4. Biological Changes.

Chapter 5. Information Explosion.

Chapter 6. Management: Integration of the Disciplines.

Chapter 7. The Agricultural Revolution in a Global Context.

Chapter 8. Exporting the Revolution.

SECTION II. THE DEEPER DIMENSION.

Chapter 9. Birth Pangs-And a Live Birth.

Chapter 10. Consumer Benefits.

Chapter 11. Political Issues Arising From the Agricultural Revolution.

SECTION III. LOOKING AHEAD.

Chapter 12. Into the 21st Century.

References.

Other Readings.

Index.