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Alternative agriculture : a history ; from the Black Death to the present day

Author: Joan Thirsk
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000, ©1997.
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The author reveals how the forces which drive our contemporary interest in alternative forms of agriculture - changing eating habits, the needs of medicine - have parallels with earlier periods of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Thirsk
ISBN: 0198208138 9780198208136 0198206623 9780198206620
OCLC Number: 44165116
Notes: Originally published: 1997.
Description: xi, 371 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; PART 1 THE FIRST EXPERIENCE, 1350-1500 ; 1. Agriculture after the Black Death ; PART II THE SECOND EXPERIENCE, 1650-1750 ; 2. Entering a New Era ; 3. Settling into a Routine ; 4. Alternative Crops: The Successes ; 5. Alternative Crops: The Near-Failures and Failures ; PART III THE THIRD EXPERIENCE, 1879-1939 ; 6. Familiar Strategies ; 7. Diversification and Innovation ; 8. Context and Conclusion ; PART IV THE FOURTH EXPERIENCE, 1980S ONWARDS ; 9. Alternative Agriculture Today ; Conclusion
Responsibility: Joan Thirsk.

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