Conquest of the Land through 7000 Years

Conquest of the Land through 7000 Years

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Overview

Conquest of the Land through 7,000 Years" is Dr. Lowdermilk's personal report of a study he made in 1938 and 1939. Despite changes in names of countries, in political boundaries, and in conservation technology, the bulletin still has significance for all peoples concerned with maintaining and improving farm production.

Dr. Lowdermilk studied the record of agriculture in countries where the land had been under cultivation for hundreds, even thousands, of years. His immediate mission was to find out if the experience of these older civilizations could help in solving the serious soil erosion and land use problems in the United States, then struggling with repair of the Dust Bowl and the Sullied South.

He discovered that soil erosion, deforestation, overgrazing, neglect, and conflicts between cultivators and herdsman have helped topple empires and wipe out entire civilizations. At the same time, he learned that careful stewardship of the earth's resources, through terracing, crop
rotation, and other soil conservation measures, has enabled other societies to flourish for centuries.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149480081
Publisher: Pennyhill Press
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

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