Farming in Nature's Image: An Ecological Approach to Agriculture / Edition 1

Farming in Nature's Image: An Ecological Approach to Agriculture / Edition 1

by Judy Soule, Jon Piper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0933280882

ISBN-13: 9780933280885

Pub. Date: 12/28/1991

Publisher: Island Press

<p>?ming in Nature's Image provides, for the first time, a detailed look into the pioneering work of The Land Institute, the leading educational and research organization for sustainable agriculture.<p>The authors draw on case studies, hands-on experience, and research results to explain the applications of a new system of agriculture based on one unifying

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<p>?ming in Nature's Image provides, for the first time, a detailed look into the pioneering work of The Land Institute, the leading educational and research organization for sustainable agriculture.<p>The authors draw on case studies, hands-on experience, and research results to explain the applications of a new system of agriculture based on one unifying concept: that farms should mimic the ecosystems in which they exist. They present both theoretical and practical information, including: <ul><li>a review of the environmental degradation resulting from current farming practices <li>a critical evaluation of the attempts to solve these problems <li>a detailed description of the ecosystem perspective and the proposed new agricultural system <li>a case study illustrating how this new system could be applied to temperate grain production using perennial seed crops and the prairie as a model <li>an examination of the potential savings in energy and water use, as well as potential contributions to ecological experiments and yield analysis work from The Land Institute.</ul><p>Written in clear, non-technical language, this book will be of great interest to soil and agricultural scientists, academics, policymakers, environmentalists, and other concerned with finding long-range solutions to agricultural problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780933280885
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
12/28/1991
Edition description:
1
Pages:
305
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ABOUT ISLAND PRESS,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Foreword,
Preface,
Introduction,
1 - Ecological Crises of Modern Agriculture,
2 - Roots of the Crises,
3 - An Ecological Perspective on Sustainability,
4 - A New Agricultural Perspective: The Case for Ecological Agriculture,
5 - The Feasibility of a Prairielike Agriculture,
6 - Culturing Sustainability,
Notes,
Bibliography,
About the Authors,
Index,
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ISLAND PRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

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