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Alternative Agriculture: A History From the Black Death to the Present Day

By: Joan Thirsk
371 pages, 26 b/w illus
Alternative Agriculture: A History
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  • Alternative Agriculture: A History ISBN: 9780198208136 Paperback Mar 2000 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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Thirsk reveals how the forces which drive our current interest in alternative forms of agriculture - a glut of mainstream meat and cereal crops, changing eating habits, the needs of medicine - have striking parallels with earlier periods of our history, emphasizing that we can still find solutions to today's problems in the experience of people from the past.


Introduction; PART 1 THE FIRST EXPERIENCE, 1350-1500; 1. Agriculture after the Black Death; PART II THE SECOND EXPERIENCE, 1650-1750; 2. Entering a New Era; 3. Settling into a Routine; 4. Alternative Crops: The Successes; 5. Alternative Crops: The Near-Failures and Failures; PART III THE THIRD EXPERIENCE, 1879-1939; 6. Familiar Strategies; 7. Diversification and Innovation; 8. Context and Conclusion; PART IV THE FOURTH EXPERIENCE, 1980S ONWARDS; 9. Alternative Agriculture Today; Conclusion

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By: Joan Thirsk
371 pages, 26 b/w illus
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