The Resource Creating abundance : biological innovation and American agricultural development, Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode

Creating abundance : biological innovation and American agricultural development, Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode

Label
Creating abundance : biological innovation and American agricultural development
Title
Creating abundance
Title remainder
biological innovation and American agricultural development
Statement of responsibility
Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book demonstrates that American agricultural development was far more dynamic than generally portrayed. In the two centuries before World War II, a stream of biological innovations revolutionized the crop and livestock sectors, increasing both land and labor productivity. Biological innovations were essential for the movement of agriculture onto new lands with more extreme climates, for maintaining production in the face of evolving threats from pests, and for the creation of the modern livestock sector. These innovations established the foundation for the subsequent Green and Genetic revolutions. This book challenges the misconceptions that, before the advent of hybrid com, American farmers single-mindedly invested in laborsaving mechanical technologies and that biological technologies were static."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
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Olmstead, Alan L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
S494.5.I5
LC item number
O46 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
S494.5.I5
NAL item number
O46 2008
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rhode, Paul Webb
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Agricultural productivity
  • Agrarische ontwikkeling
  • Vernieuwing
  • Agriculture
  • Biotechnologie agricole
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Agricultural innovations
  • Agricultural productivity
  • Verenigde Staten
  • United States
Label
Creating abundance : biological innovation and American agricultural development, Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-452) and index
Contents
The red queen and the hard reds : productivity growth in American wheat, 1800-1940 -- Corn : America's crop -- Cotton : varietal innovation and the making of king cotton -- Cotton and its enemies -- The other revolution in the cotton economy : cotton's revival in the twentieth century -- That "stincking weede of America" : the evolution of tobacco production -- California : creating a cornucopia -- More crops, more animals : livestock and feeds in the farm economy -- Defining and redesigning America's livestock -- Nature's perfect food : inventing the modern dairy industry -- Draft power -- Tying it together
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 467 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521673877
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008014226
Other control number
40015895925
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)221960531
  • (OCoLC)ocn221960531
Label
Creating abundance : biological innovation and American agricultural development, Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-452) and index
Contents
The red queen and the hard reds : productivity growth in American wheat, 1800-1940 -- Corn : America's crop -- Cotton : varietal innovation and the making of king cotton -- Cotton and its enemies -- The other revolution in the cotton economy : cotton's revival in the twentieth century -- That "stincking weede of America" : the evolution of tobacco production -- California : creating a cornucopia -- More crops, more animals : livestock and feeds in the farm economy -- Defining and redesigning America's livestock -- Nature's perfect food : inventing the modern dairy industry -- Draft power -- Tying it together
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 467 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521673877
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008014226
Other control number
40015895925
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)221960531
  • (OCoLC)ocn221960531

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