"Dad would want everyone to know who his teachers were. "
The agrarian tradition runs as an undercurrent through the entire history of literature, carrying the age-old wisdom that the necessary access of independent farmers to their own land both requires the responsibility of good stewardship and provides the foundation for a thriving civilization.
For more than 40,000 years, Asian farmers worked the same fields repeatedly without sapping the land's fertility and without applying artificial fertilizer How they accomplished this miraculous feat is described by author Franklin Hiram King, a former official of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In six compelling essays, Wes Jackson lays the foundation for a new farming economy grounded in natures principles. Exploding the tenets of industrial agriculture, Jackson, a respected advocate for sustainable practices and the founder of The Land Institute, seeks to integrate food production with nature in a way that sustains both.
This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century.
Earth Alive is a collection of thought-provoking essays, short pieces, and reviews that explore and uncover the intimate connections between humans and the Earth. Stan Rowe prompts us to think in revolutionary terms about developing a new world-view. Edited and with a preface by Don Kerr, and an afterword by Ted Mosquin.
First released in 1990, the essays in Home Place range from the personalthe search for a childhood vision of pristine grassland, the boy who goes from hunting to respecting wildlife and the living space around himto theory on land use, environmental law, agriculture, education, and technology as it affects the relationships between humanity and the Ecosphere.