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An Introduction to Agricultural Systems

Author: C R W Spedding
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1988.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Bibliographic data : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This book has been written as an introduction to such a study and it concentrates on an overall view, rather than on the detail, partly because of the need to relate the latter to some larger picture  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C R W Spedding
ISBN: 9789401164085 9401164088 9789401164108 940116410X
OCLC Number: 840311538
Description: 1 online resource (190 pages)
Contents: 1. The Purposes of Agriculture --
2. A Systems Approach to Agriculture --
3. Ways of Looking at Agricultural Systems: The Problem of Description --
4. Biological Efficiency in Agriculture --
5. Economic Efficiency in Agriculture --
6. The Contribution of Science --
7. Classification of Agricultural Systems --
8. Subsistence Farming and Shifting Cultivation --
9. Pastoral Nomadism --
10. Mixed Farming Systems --
11. Crop Production Systems --
12. Animal Production Systems --
13. Industrial Food Production Systems --
14. The Relative Efficiency of Production Systems --
15. Agriculture and the Community --
Further Reading.
Responsibility: by C.R.W. Spedding.

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