The Resource Agriculture in history, R. Kent Rasmussen, project editor, (electronic resource/)

Agriculture in history, R. Kent Rasmussen, project editor, (electronic resource/)

Label
Agriculture in history
Title
Agriculture in history
Statement of responsibility
R. Kent Rasmussen, project editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Covers events and developments, from the origins of plant cultivation and animal husbandry, in different parts of the world to innovations in techniques, the development of modern farming equipment, the introduction of chemical fertilizers, and experiments in the genetic engineering of food plants and animals
  • The first reference work built around individual events in agricultural history, Agriculture in History presents 150 essays on the rise and development of agriculture throughout the world. The coverage of Agriculture in History is both geographically and chronologically immense. The set opens with a series of articles on the rise of agriculture in northern Africa and Asia as far back as 9000 B.C.E As the articles move forward in time, they cover the emergence of agriculture in all the worlds populated regions and account for major advances in technology and the spread of crops through different parts of the world. Agriculture in History takes a broad view of its subject to encompass all aspects of human cultivation of food and fiber crops and the raising of poultry and livestock for human use. Essay topics include the building of dams and canals for irrigation; the development of chemical pesticides to combat threats to plant life; horticultural research; the invention of tools used for planting, harvesting, and processing agricultural products; the evolution of farm-labor systems; government efforts to foster agricultural production, manage land use, and oversee marketing; and the devastating impact of natural disasters on agricultural systems. The categories included in this set are: Agricultural origins; Animal husbandry; Conflicts; Environmental issues; Famines, floods, and other disasters; Farm labor; Government actions; International issues; Marketing; Technological change; and Water and irrigation. - Publisher
Member of
Dewey number
630.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S419
LC item number
.A37 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
S419
NAL item number
.A37 2010
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Magills choice
Label
Agriculture in history, R. Kent Rasmussen, project editor, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=291678
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
From the editors of Salem Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Prehistory-1747 -- v. 2. 1753-1958 -- v. 3. 1959-2002, indexes
Control code
ocn496519461
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
227738
Label
Agriculture in history, R. Kent Rasmussen, project editor, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=291678
Publication
Copyright
Note
From the editors of Salem Press
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Prehistory-1747 -- v. 2. 1753-1958 -- v. 3. 1959-2002, indexes
Control code
ocn496519461
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
227738

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