VOLUME I: HISTORY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD; Editorial introduction for Volume I; PART I: BEFORE AGRICULTURE; R. B. Lee, What Hunters Do for a Living, or, How to Make Out on Scarce Resources; H. Brodie, Mind; D. A. Posey, Culture and Nature: The Inextricable Link; J. Woodburn, An Introduction to Hadza Ecology; C. Samson and J. Pretty, Environmental and Health Benefits of Hunting Lifestyles and Diets for the Innu of Labrador; PART II: EARLY AGRICULTURE; J. R. Harlan, Our Vanishing Genetic Resources; K. Wittfogel, Oriental Despotism Chapter 2; M. T. Varro, Rerum Rusticarum; L. Wenhua, Agro-Ecological Farming Systems in China Chapter 3; F. H. King, Farmers of Forty Centuries pp1 - 13; PART III: AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTIONS AND CHANGE; M. Turner, J. Beckett and B. Afton, Agricultural Sustainability and Openfield Farming in England, c 1650 - 1830; J. Pretty, Farmers' Extension Practice and Technology Adaptation: Agricultural Revolution in 17 - 19th Century Britain; G. R. Conway, Past Successes; J. C. Scott, Soviet Collectivism, Capitalist Dreams; P. A. Sanchez, C. A. Palm, S. A. Vosti, T. P. Tomich and J. Kasyoki, Alternatives to Slash and Burn: Challenges and Approaches of an International Consortium; PART IV: MODERN AGRICULTURAL REFORMS; J. Pretty and P. Shah, Making Soil and Water Conservation Sustainable: From Coercion and Control to Partnerships and Participation; J. C. Scott, Compulsory Villagization in Tanzania: Aesthethics and Villagization; L. Wenhua, Integrated Farming Systems at Different Scales; D. Mnyulwa and J. Mugwagwa, Agricultural Biotechnology in Southern Africa: A Regional Synthesis; M. Bell, Coda: Sustaining Cultivation; VOLUME II: AGRICULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT; Editorial introduction for Volume II; PART I: AGRICULTURAL HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT; R. Carson, Silent Spring Chapters 1 and 2; J. Pretty, Reality Cheques; E. Tegtmeier and M. Duffy, The External Costs of Agricultural Production in the United States; S. Sherwood, D. Cole, C. Crissman and M. Paredes, Transforming Potato Systems in the Andes; F. Mancini, A. H. C. van Bruggen, J. L. S. Jiggins, A. C. Ambatipud and H. Murphy, Incidence of Acute Pesticide Poisoning among Female and Male Cotton Growers in India; PART II: AGROECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY; G. R. Conway, The Properties of Agroecosystems; J. Pretty, Agricultural Sustainability: Concepts, Principles and Evidence; S. Gliessman, Agroecology and Agroecosystems; K. Gallagher, P. Ooi, T. Mew, E. Borromeo, P. Kenmore and J. W. Ketelaar, Ecological Basis for Low-Toxicity Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Rice and Vegetables; D. L. Jackson, The Farm as Natural Habitat; PART III: COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL CAPITAL; M. M. Cernea, Farmer Organizations and Institution Building for Sustainable Development; J. Pretty, Social Capital and the Collective Management of Resources; L. M. Lobao, M. D. Schulman and L. E. Swanson, Still Going: Recent Debate on the Goldschmidt Hypothesis; B. Wu and J. Pretty, Social Connectedness in Marginal Rural China: The Case of Farmer Innovation Circles in Zhidan, North Shaanxi; C. B. Flora and J. L. Flora, Generating Community Change; PART IV: ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND DESIGN; S. Higginbotham, A. R. Leake, V. W. L. Jordan and S. E. Ogilvy, Ecological and Environmental Aspects of Organic, Integrated and. Conventional Farming Systems; M. R. Wade, G. M. Gurr and S. D. Wratten, Ecological Restoration of Farmland: Progress and Prospects; D. Orr, Ecological Design and Education; N. Uphoff, A. S. Ball, E. C. M. Fernandes, H. Herren, O. Husson, C. Palm, J. Pretty, N. Sanginga and J. E. Thies, Issues for More Sustainable Soils Systems Management; F. Kirschenmann and D. Imhoff, Farming with the Wild Foreword and Introduction; VOLUME III: AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SYSTEMS; Editorial Introduction for Volume III; PART I: THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM; J. Pretty, The Environmental and Social Costs of Improvement; P. B. R. Hazell and S. Wood, The Political and Social Drivers for Future Developments in Global Agriculture; M. E. Lien, The Politics of Food; G. Smith, Agricultural Food Chains; J. Waage, Agricultural Biosecurity; PART II: POVERTY AND HUNGER; R Chambers, Words and Ideas: Commitment, Continuity and Irreversibility; D. Narayan, R. Chambers, M. K. Shah and P. Petesch, Wellbeing and Illbeing: The Good and the Bad Life; L. Brown, Who Will Feed China?; J. McNeely and S. Scherr, Ecoagriculture; J. Pretty, A. D. Noble, D. Bossio, J. Dixon, R. E. Hine, F. W. T. Penning de Vries and J. I. L. Morison, Resource-conserving Agriculture Increases Yields in Developing Countries; PART III: DIET AND HEALTH; E. Balfour, Whole Diets; B. Popkin, The Nutrition Transition and its Health Implications in Lower-income Countries; T. Lang and M. Heasman, Diet and Health: Diseases and Food; M. Nestle, Food politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health Introductory Chapter; P. Schlosser, Your Trusted Friends; PART IV: LOCALIZED FOOD SYSTEMS; J. Kloppenburg, J. Hendrickson and G. W. Stevenson, Coming to the Foodshed; J. Pretty, T. Lang, J. Morison, A. S. Ball, Food Miles and Farm Costs: The Full Cost of the British Food Basket; G. Nguyen, T. L. Dobbs, S. K. Bertramsen and B. Legagneux, French Quality and Ecolabelling Schemes: Do They Also Benefit the Environment; N. Companioni, Y. O. Hernandez, E. Paez and C. Murphy, The Growth of Urban Agriculture; T. Marsden, The Quest for Ecological Modernization: Re-spacing Rural Development and Agri-food Studies; VOLUME IV: POLICIES, PROCESSES AND INSTITUTIONS; Editorial introduction for Volume IV; PART I: ETHICS AND SYSTEMS THINKING; A. Leopold, The Land Ethic; M. Fukuoka, One Straw Revolution: Four Principles of Natural Farming; R. Bawden, Knowing Systems and the Environment; J. Dixon, A. Guilliver and D. Gibbon, Farming Systems and Poverty; R. Chambers, Learning and Mislearning; PART II: PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES; R. Chambers, Reversals, Institutions and Change; J. Pretty, Participatory Learning for Sustainable Agriculture; J. D. van der Ploeg, Past, Present and Future; M. Barzman and S. Desilles, Diversifying Rice-based Systems and Empowering Farmers in Bangladesh Using the Farmer Field School Approach; M. Gadgil, Social Change and Conservation; PART III: GOVERNANCE AND EDUCATION; C. Leeuwis, From Extension to Communication Innovation; K. L. Heong, M. M. Escalada, N. H. Huan and V. Mai, Use of Communication Media in Changing Rice Farmers' Pest Management in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam; R. Cramb and Z. Culasero, Landcare and Livelihoods: The Promotion and Adoption of Conservation Farming Systems in the Philippine Uplands; W. Berry, Conserving Communities; G. Lieblin, E. Ostergaard and C. Francs, Becoming an Agroecologist through Action Education. PART IV: ENABLING POLICIES & INSTITUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL & FOOD SYSTEMS; N. G. Roling and N. A. E. Wagemakers, A New Practice: Facilitating Sustainable Agriculture; J. Kerr, N. K. Sanghi and G. Sriramappa, Subsidies in Watershed Development Projects in India: Distortions and Opportunities; T. Dobbs and J. Pretty, Agri-environmental Stewardship Schemes and 'Multifunctionality'; C. Toulmin and I. Scoones, Ways Forward? Technical Choices, Intervention Strategies and Policy Options; P. Benjamin, J. X. Kasperson, R. E. Kasperson, J. L. Emel and D. E. Rocheleau, Social Visions of Future Sustainable Societies; A.Campbell, P. Grice and J. Hardy, Local Conservation Action in; Western Australia; J. R. Harlan The Living Fields: Our Agricultural Heritage.