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From Dearth to Plenty: The Modern Revolution in Food Production (Hardback)
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From Dearth to Plenty: The Modern Revolution in Food Production (Hardback)

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Hardback 316 Pages / Published: 07/09/1995
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During the fifty-year period from 1936-86 the modern agricultural revolution occurred, in which, for the first time, science was properly harnessed to the improvement in agricultural productivity. The authors of this 1995 book quantify this improvement and identify the work of scientists which was seminal to the scientific and technological advances on which the revolution was founded. The topics covered include the advances in animal nutrition (in which the late Kenneth Blaxter was an acknowledged pioneer), animal and plant breeding, soil fertility, weed, pest, and disease control, veterinary medicine, engineering (including innovations in tractor design by Harry Ferguson), and statistical measurement. In addition, this book describes how these innovations were integrated into the practical business of food production and discusses the importance of the Government in setting the scene for scientific advance.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521403221
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This compact but readable book will be an invaluable source for specialists, agricultural students, political researchers and the curious laity.' Colin Leakey, The Times Higher Education Supplement
"This book will be invaluable for future understanding why British agriculture took the path it has this century." Garrison Wilkes, Quarterly Review of Biology

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