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My empire of dirt : how one man turned his big city backyard into a farm : a cautionary tale

Author: Manny Howard
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Scribner hardcover edView all editions and formats
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"'My empire of dirt' is a ground-level examination--trenchant, touching, and outrageous--of the cultural reflex to control one of the most elemental aspects of our lives: feeding ourselves" --Cover, p. 2.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manny Howard
ISBN: 9781416585169 1416585168
OCLC Number: 424555353
Description: x, 277 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: What are people for --
Next actions --
The stranger --
Founding fish --
When the going was good --
The one that got away --
The control of nature --
The good worker --
Meat rabbit --
The ramp --
The man who would be king --
The city is a crust --
Tackling daylight --
[omega] = (n1 + n2)!/(n1! n2!) --
Taking from trespasser --
Chicken run --
A chicken named Crazy --
Get out --
Collapse --
The price of chicken --
Rabbit season --
The voice from the whirlwind --
Yard bird --
The first supper --
The restraint of beasts --
The winter palace.
Responsibility: Manny Howard.

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"'My empire of dirt' is a ground-level examination--trenchant, touching, and outrageous--of the cultural reflex to control one of the most elemental aspects of our lives: feeding ourselves" --Cover, p. 2.

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