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Agriculture

This book explores one of the most important uses of the land: the production of agriculture. Readers will learn that farms and ranches produce much more than food; but scientists, farmers, ranchers, and other … (See Below for Full Description)
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This book explores one of the most important uses of the land: the production of agriculture. Readers will learn that farms and ranches produce much more than food; but scientists, farmers, ranchers, and other landowners haven't solved conservation problems—yet.

Coverage includes:
  • How farmers manage to feed the world
  • Why the United States' agriculture is such an incredible bargain
  • The importance of soils and climate
  • Why weeds are much more than a nuisance
  • Renewable and non-renewable resources and sustainable agriculture
  • Alternative farming techniques
  • Why managing the land, water, and soil is a delicate balancing act
  • Future issues, new technology and developments, and synthetic materials
  • How the U.S. space program is currently involved in studies concerning agricultural issues on Earth and in space
  • How agriculture can be used to create fuel in today's energy-hungry world.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6352-9
ISBN-10 816063524
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0554-3
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Natural Resources
Author Julie Kerr Casper, Ph.D.
Publication Date 4/1/2007
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Glossary. Appendixes. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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