BN.com Gift Guide

Sustainable Farming

Overview

How Can We Save Our World looks at how the idea of sustainable development is having an increasing influence on a wide range of human activities. The books examine the environmental costs and unsustainable nature of modern life, and discuss ways in which society can progress towards a more sustainable future.

Sustainable Farming describes the history of farming and explains why we need to make it more ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers and in stores.

Pick Up In Store Near You

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $11.57   
  • Used (2) from $11.57   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$11.57
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(986)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
1848372906 Clearing Inventory! New Book, but has minor flaw, like bent or scratched cover. Total Satisfaction Guarantee! Fast shipping.

Ships from: Brattleboro, VT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$11.76
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(764)

Condition: Good
2009 Library Binding Good This is a former library book with library stickers and stamps. 100% of this purchase will support literacy programs through a nonprofit organization!

Ships from: Phoenix, AZ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

How Can We Save Our World looks at how the idea of sustainable development is having an increasing influence on a wide range of human activities. The books examine the environmental costs and unsustainable nature of modern life, and discuss ways in which society can progress towards a more sustainable future.

Sustainable Farming describes the history of farming and explains why we need to make it more sustainable. It discusses:

The environmental problems created by agriculture

How the globalization of agriculture means that farm products are transported across the world

Ways to make farming more sustainable

How to achieve a balance between the needs of farmers, rural communities, consumers, and businesses.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Farming of crops and livestock is the oldest human industry. Yet, as essential as they are to human life, modern industrialized farming practices threaten the destruction of the very agriculture they are supposed to sustain. Farmlands are depleted and surrounding areas polluted. Bio-diversity shrinks and, at the same time, over-use of land leads to depleted acreage that cannot recover. The effects are far-reaching and dramatic. How do we continue to produce the food we need to feed our world without destroying it? This question is the center of the problem of developing sustainable farming. Looking at how farms developed, why large, industrialized farms are unsustainable, and possible solutions for the future highlights the need for new farming technologies such as the delivery of water from sustainable sources for irrigation, environmentally safe fertilizers, and good land management. This book, one of the "How Can We Save Our World?" series, includes colorful photographs and sidebars with related information titled "Face The Facts" and "Perspective." It would be an excellent addition to a middle-school library or a class on agricultural practices or environmental studies. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Farming of crops and livestock is the oldest human industry. Yet, as essential as they are to human life, modern industrialized farming practices threaten the destruction of the very agriculture they are supposed to sustain. Farmlands are depleted and surrounding areas polluted. Bio-diversity shrinks and, at the same time, over-use of land leads to depleted acreage that cannot recover. The effects are far-reaching and dramatic. How do we continue to produce the food we need to feed our world without destroying it? This question is the center of the problem of developing sustainable farming. Looking at how farms developed, why large, industrialized farms are unsustainable, and possible solutions for the future highlights the need for new farming technologies such as the delivery of water from sustainable sources for irrigation, environmentally safe fertilizers, and good land management. This book, one of the "How Can We Save Our World?" series, includes colorful photographs and sidebars with related information titled "Face The Facts" and "Perspective." It would be an excellent addition to a middle-school library or a class on agricultural practices or environmental studies. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
School Library Journal
Gr 6-8–Except for Transportation, which mixes problems and solutions within each chapter, these titles introduce issues in the first half of the book and then discuss solutions. Transportation also differs in that it has oblique chapter titles such as “A Return to the Rails” and “Across Rivers and Seas,” whereas the other titles assist researchers with titles such as “How Tourism Affects the Environment.” The writing in the books is adequate, though there are few in-text references to outside sources. Each title includes a couple of charts or graphs, and photographs on almost every page.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848372900
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: How Can We Save Our World? Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Need for Sustainable Farming 6

Chapter 1 The History of Farming 10

Chapter 2 Environmental Problems 14

Chapter 3 Farming in a Globalized World 20

Chapter 4 Solving the Environmental Problems 26

Chapter 5 Meeting People's Needs 32

Glossary 44

Further Information 45

Index 46

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)