A History of Irish Farming, 1750-1950 - now in paperback - deals with changing methods of crop and livestock production during the 'Age of Improvement' in Ireland, and some of the ways in which they shaped rural society and the landscape. Irish agricultural improvers were part of an international exchange of ideas that led to the development of many new implements, crop varieties and breeds of livestock. The book shows the rationality of Irish farmers, in developing systems and techniques that fitted their resources, or lack of them, making Ireland a major agricultural producer, and overcoming huge environmental and social obstacles to ensure the survival of millions of people. 'A fascinating read for those interested in agriculture . wonderful photographs ...The editorial content of this book covers the entire island', Irish Field (31 May 2008).
|Publisher:||Four Courts Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|