Agriculture: The Food We Grow and Animals We Raise

Agriculture: The Food We Grow and Animals We Raise

by Julie Kerr Casper

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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One of the most important uses of land is the development of agriculture. Food and the other products of agriculture, such as fuel and clothing, have been vital to the health and livelihood of every civilization throughout history. Agriculture: The Food We Grow and Animals We Raise explores why managing the land, water, and soil is a balancing act and why recycling, reducing, and reusing are concepts that affect everyone-now and in the future.

About the Author:
Julie Kerr Casper, Ph.D., has been an earth scientist for the United States Bureau of Land Management

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816063529
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Series: Natural Resources Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface     vi
Acknowledgments     x
Introduction     xi
Concepts of Agriculture     1
The History of American Farming     27
Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources     39
Development of Agricultural Diversity     60
Use of the Land and Agricultural Diversity     77
The Importance of Agriculture     96
Management of the Land, Water, Soil, and Environment     119
Conservation of Agricultural Resources     141
Conclusion: Future Issues and Land Stewardship     167
Chronology     189
Glossary     195
Further Reading     200
Index     204

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