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The Earthscan reader in sustainable agriculture

The Earthscan reader in sustainable agriculture

Author: Jules N Pretty
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2005.
Series: Earthscan reader series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Our agricultural and food systems are not meeting everyone's needs, and despite great progress in increasing productivity over the past century, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished. This book describes a different form of agriculture: one founded more on ecological principles and which is also more harmonious with people, their societies and cultures. Edited by the world's leading expert on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Internet resource
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jules N Pretty
ISBN: 1844072355 9781844072354 1844072363 9781844072361
OCLC Number: 59756062
Description: xxii, 405 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Agrarian and rural perspectives : The post-war task / Albert Howard --
Thinking like a mountain / Aldo Leopold --
The unsettling of America / Wendell Berry --
Ecological literacy / David Orr --
An Amish perspective / David Kline --
Becoming native to this place / Wes Jackson --
Creating social capital / Cornelia Flora and Jan Flora --
Part 2: Agroecological perspectives : Reality cheques / Jules Pretty --
The external costs of agricultural production in the United States / Erin Tegtmeier and Mike Duffy --
From pesticides to people: improving ecosystem health in the northern Andes / Steven Sherwood [and others] --
Agroecology and agroecosystems / Stephen R. Gliessman --
The doubly green revolution / Gordon Conway --
Part 3: Social perspectives : Reversals, institutions and change / Robert Chambers --
The Hawkesbury experience: tales from a road less travelled / Richard Bawden --
Social capital and the collective management of resources / Jules Pretty --
Gateway to the global garden: beta/gamma science for dealing with ecological rationality / Niels Röling --
Ecological basis for low-toxicity integrated pest management (IPM) in rice / Kevin Gallagher [and others] --
Part 4: Perspectives from industrialised countries : Landscapes lost and found / Jules Pretty --
The farm as natural habitat / Dana L. Jackson --
Diet and health: diseases and food / Tim Lang and Michael Heasman --
Coming to the foodshed / Jack Kloppenburg, Jr., John Hendrickson and G.W. Stevenson --
Part 5: Perspectives from developing countries : Rethinking agriculture for new opportunities / Erick Fernandes, Alice Pell and Norman Uphoff --
Soil recuperation in Central America: how innovation was sustained after Project Intervention / Roland Bunch and Gabinó López --
Sustainable rural life and agroecology, Santa Catarina State, Brazil / Sergio Pinheiro --
Lessons of Cuban resistance / Peter Rosset & Martin Bourque --
Benefits from agroforestry in Africa, with examples from Kenya and Zambia / Pedro A. Sanchez --
Reducing food poverty by increasing agricultural sustainability in developing countries / Jules Pretty, James Morison and Rachel Hine.
Series Title: Earthscan reader series
Other Titles: Sustainable agriculture
Responsibility: edited by Jules Pretty.
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Our agricultural and food systems are not meeting everyone's needs, and despite great progress in increasing productivity, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished. This book  Read more...


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