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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Publishing, Britannica Educational.
History of Agriculture.
Chicago : Britannica Educational Publishing, ©2013
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (186 pages).|
|Contents:||Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: How Agriculture and Domestication Began; Earliest Beginnings; BP vs. BCE vs. CE; Earliest Development; Southwest Asia; Crop Rotation; The Americas; Terrace Cultivation; East Asia; Europe; Chapter 2: Early Agricultural Societies; Sumer; The Nile Valley; Nile River Irrigation; Mesoamerica; South America; North America; Chapter 3: Early Agriculture in Asia; China; Early History; The Classical-Imperial Era; Tools and Techniques; Land Use; Rice; Korea; Japan; The Indian Subcontinent; Early Historic Period. The Mughal Century (c. 1600 CE)Southeast Asia; Chapter 4: Improvements in Agriculture in the West: 200 BCE to 1600 CE; The Roman Epoch: 200 BCE to 600 CE; The Farm; Farm Implements; Cropping Systems; Harvesting and Processing; Livestock; The Medieval Period: 600 to 1600 CE; Agricultural Advances; Open-Field System; Plows and Plowing; Hand Tools; New Lands and Crops; The Windmill; Agricultural Recession; Chapter 5: Crop-Farming Changes in Western Europe: 1600 to 1800; The Norfolk Four-Course System; Enclosure; Livestock; Improvements in Technology; Plows and Farm Machinery; The Plow. Irrigation and DrainageImportance of the Americas; Agricultural Textbooks and Improvement Societies; Progess in Different Countries; Italy; Spain; Britain; Germany; Scandinavia; North America; Chapter 6: The 19th-Century Power Revolution on the Farm: c. 1792 to 1914; Mechanization; The Reaper; Plows and Plowing; Steam-Powered Equipment; Applying Science to Farming; New Fertilizers; Agricultural Research and Education; Disease; Late Blight; Farming Outside Europe; European Colonies; The United States and Australia; Chapter 7: The 20th Century: New Machines, Crops, and Farming Techniques. Developments in Power: The Internal-Combustion EngineThe Tractor; Unit Machinery; The Combine; Automobiles, Trucks, and Airplanes; New Crops and Techniques; New Crops; Sorghum; New Techniques; Chapter 8: New Strains: Genetics and the Quest for Productivity; Work in Plant Genetics; Maize, or Corn; Wheat; Rice; The Green Revolution; Genetic Engineering; Genetic Improvement in Livestock; Hogs; Sheep; Beef Cattle; Artificial Breeding; Chapter 9 : Electricity, Pest Control, and the Regulation of Agriculture; Electrification of Farms; Electrical Cooperatives; Modern Applications. Pest and Disease Control in CropsBeginnings of Pest Control; Pesticides as a Panacea: 1942-62; Integrated Control; Economics, Politics, and Agriculture; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover.|
|Series Title:||Food and society.|