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Agriculture, Updated Edition
  • Authored by: Julie Kerr Casper, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Natural Resources
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  • ISBN-10: 1438147228
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4722-2
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2017
  • Dewey Number: 630
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12

Summary

This eBook explores one of the most important uses of the land: the production of agriculture. Readers will learn that farms and ranches produce much more than food; but scientists, farmers, ranchers, and other landowners haven't solved conservation problems—yet.

Coverage includes:

  • How farmers manage to feed the world
  • Why the United States' agriculture is such an incredible bargain
  • The importance of soils and climate
  • Why weeds are much more than a nuisance
  • Renewable and nonrenewable resources and sustainable agriculture
  • Alternative farming techniques
  • Why managing the land, water, and soil is a delicate balancing act
  • Future issues, new technology and developments, and synthetic materials
  • How the U.S. space program is currently involved in studies concerning agricultural issues on Earth and in space
  • How agriculture can be used to create fuel in today's energy-hungry world.

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About the Author(s)

Julie Kerr Casper, Ph.D., has been an Earth scientist for the Bureau of Land Management for nearly 30 years. She is the author of several award-winning novels, articles, and stories.

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