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Under the blade : the conversion of agricultural landscapes

Author: Richard K Olson; Thomas A Lyson
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, ©1999.
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Under the Blade: The Conversion of Agricultural Landscapes proposes essential principles for sustainable land management. Its seven orienting chapters examine the loss of farmland and other rural lands from the interacting perspectives of law, economics, landscape characteristics, population growth, social and political forces, ethics, and aesthetics. The chapters present as well tools and strategies for preserving  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Under the blade.
Boulder : Westview Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607157232
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard K Olson; Thomas A Lyson
ISBN: 0813335965 9780813335964 0813335973 9780813335971
OCLC Number: 39868178
Description: xxii, 459 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Farmland Loss in America --
Ch. 2. A Landscape Perspective on Farmland Conversion --
Ch. 3. The Law of the Land --
Ch. 4. The Economics of Farmland Conversion --
Ch. 5. Preserving Community Agriculture in a Global Economy --
Ch. 6. Ethics and Aesthetics in the Loss of Farmland --
Ch. 7. A National Policy for Farmland Preservation.
Responsibility: edited by Richard K. Olson and Thomas A. Lyson.
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With a particular focus on the conversion of farmland to housing, roads and other development, this is an examination of the patterns, causes and consequences of current land-use decisions in the  Read more...

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