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Agriculture : Natural Resources - Julie Kerr Casper


Natural Resources

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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.

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. xi
Concepts of Agriculturep. 1
The History of American Farmingp. 27
Renewable and Nonrenewable Resourcesp. 39
Development of Agricultural Diversityp. 60
Use of the Land and Agricultural Diversityp. 77
The Importance of Agriculturep. 96
Management of the Land, Water, Soil, and Environmentp. 119
Conservation of Agricultural Resourcesp. 141
Conclusion: Future Issues and Land Stewardshipp. 167
Chronologyp. 189
Glossaryp. 195
Further Readingp. 200
Indexp. 204
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ISBN: 9780816063529
ISBN-10: 0816063524
Series: Natural Resources
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 1st February 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.69

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