A History of World Agriculture



Only Once We Understand The Long History Of Human Efforts To Draw Sustenance From The Land Can We Grasp The Nature Of The Crisis That Faces Humankind Today, As Hundreds Of Millions Of People Are Faced With Famine Or Flight From The Land From Neolithic Times Through The Earliest Civilizations Of The Ancient Near East, In Savannahs, River Valleys And The Terraces Created By The Incas In The Andean Mountains, An Increasing Range Of Agricultural Techniques Have Developed In Response To Very Different Conditions These Developments Are Recounted In This Book, With Detailed Attention To The Ways In Which Plants, Animals, Soil, Climate, And Society Have Interacted.Mazoyer And Roudart S A History Of World Agriculture Is A Path Breaking And Panoramic Work, Beginning With The Emergence Of Agriculture After Thousands Of Years In Which Human Societies Had Depended On Hunting And Gathering, Showing How Agricultural Techniques Developed In The Different Regions Of The World, And How This Extraordinary Wealth Of Knowledge, Tradition And Natural Variety Is Endangered Today By Global Capitialism, As It Forces The Unequal Agrarian Heritages Of The World To Conform To The Norms Of Profit.During The Twentieth Century, Mechanization, Motorization And Specialization Have Brought To A Halt The Pattern Of Cultural And Environmental Responses That Characterized The Global History Of Agriculture Until Then Today A Small Number Of Corporations Have The Capacity To Impose The Farming Methods On The Planet That They Find Most Profitable Mazoyer And Roudart Propose An Alternative Global Strategy That Can Safegaurd The Economies Of The Poor Countries, Reinvigorate The Global Economy, And Create A Livable Future For Mankind.A History of World Agriculture

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  • Paperback
  • 528 pages
  • A History of World Agriculture
  • Marcel Mazoyer
  • English
  • 25 July 2018
  • 1583671218

10 thoughts on “A History of World Agriculture

  1. says:

    This book should be Ag 1a, History 1a, and Econ 1a

  2. says:

    Very informative read The book explains in detail agriculture from the beginings to modern times The only downside I find is that it mostly concentrates on europe It briefly mentions some of the other origins of agriculture, but not all, and...

  3. says:

    Very informative, but a little dull Although based on the topic of the book I don t think they were shooting to be an edge of your seat, thriller.

  4. says:

    Mazoyer and Roudart s work is an examination of the history of agriculture from the earliest hunter gatherers who would have nurtured and protected plants, to the slash and burn cultivation that replaced them, through the various permanent post forest agrarian cultures that saw the growth and strengthen of class society, to feudal and eventually capitalist agriculture It is a monumental book, both readable and interesting as well as in depth and well researc...

  5. says:

    History with quite a bit of a political agenda There is a lot of agricultural theory in here, explaining how different agricultural systems led to higher yields based on the amount of work, land, people, etc The authors lost me at their co...

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