Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farm

Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farm

by Richard Rhodes
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Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farm by Richard Rhodes

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Richard Rhodes’s year-long journey into the heart of American agriculture reveals a life trapped between two eras: the modern and the traditional, the future and the past.

Richly textured and deeply moving, Farm chronicles a year in the life of Tom and Sally Bauer of Crevecoeur County, Missouri, who cultivate nearly two square miles of the surface of the earth. They struggle to build up their farm, harvesting corn, birthing calves, planting wheat, coping with the vagaries of nature and government regulations. Required of them are ancient skills (an attunement to the weather, animals, crops, and land) as well as a mastery of modern technology, from high-tech machinery to genetics and sophisticated chemicals.

Written with honesty and insight, Farm is a revelatory exploration of farm life in the 20th century and the joys and challenges of the modern rural landscape.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476709598
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/09/2012
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 447,788
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Richard Rhodes is the author of numerous books and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He graduated from Yale University and has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Appearing as host and correspondent for documentaries on public television’s Frontline and American Experience series, he has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Visit his website: RichardRhodes.com

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Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farm 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really want a farm.
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"There kits. You can eat your fill. This cow has much milk that can nourish you."
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"Sure, Cloverstar." She nods and goes to tell the rest of the clan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A detailed look into farm life. I've borrowed this book a zillion times at the library, and now I finally have my own copy. Yeehaw!! No more late return fines! :D
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"I love you too, mommy."