A riveting true story of industrial espionage in which a Chinese born scientist is pursued by the U.S government for trying to steal trade secrets, by a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction n nIn September 2011, sheriff s deputies in Iowa encountered three ethnic Chinese men near a field wh
Author Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again In The Dreamt Land, he travels the state to explore the one of a kind distribution system
The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World10 August 2020 | By Charles C. Mann | Filed in: agriculture.
From the best selling, award winning author of 1491 and 1493 an incisive portrait of the two little known twentieth century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty first
An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great PlainsFor over one hundred years, the Mockett family has owned a seven thousand acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska, where Marie Mutsuki Mockett s father was raised Mockett, who grew up in bohem
Field Guide to Urban Gardening:How to Grow Plants, No Matter Where You Live: Raised Beds • Vertical Gardening • Indoor Edibles • Balconies and Rooftops • Hydroponics10 August 2020 | By Kevin Espiritu | Filed in: agriculture.
In Field Guide to Urban Gardening, author Kevin Espiritu of Epic Gardening shares the basics of growing plants, offers tips on how to choose the right urban gardening method, and troubleshoots the most common problems you ll encounter If you think it s impossible to grow your own food because you
Cookbook author and food writer Ruhlman explores the evolution of the American grocery store and how it has affected what we eat The author uses two of his Midwestern hometown grocery chains, Heinen s and Fazio s, and his memories of his father s love of food and grocery shopping as the foundation
As the United States prepares to leave its long war in Afghanistan, it now must contemplate the necessity of sending troops back to Iraq, recalling General Colin Powell s advice to President Bush If you break it, you own it, asthe world s hot spots threaten to spread over the globe with the feroc
Here is real food our indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game and fish Locally sourced, seasonal, clean ingredients and nose to tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef In his breakout book, The S
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History10 August 2020 | By Thor Hanson | Filed in: agriculture.
As seen on PBS s American Spring LIVE, the award winning author of Buzz and Feathers presents a natural and human history of seeds, the marvels of the plant kingdom The genius of Hanson s fascinating, inspiring, and entertaining book stems from the fact that it is not about how all kinds of thing
Is it too late to regenerate the earth Call of the Reed Warbler shows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our planet This ground breaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transform
In the fascinating story of the sustainable food revolution, an environmental journalist and professor asks the question Is the future of food looking bleak or better than ever In The Fate of Food, Amanda Little takes us on a tour of the future The journey is scary, exciting, and, ultimately, e
How a Midwestern family with no agriculture experience went from a few backyard chickens to a full fledged farm and discovered why local chicks are better.When Lucie Amundsen had a rare night out with her husband, she never imagined what he d tell her over dinner that his dream was to quit his offic
Makes the science of plant processes accessible to home gardeners The American Gardener Why do container plants wilt even when they ve been regularly watered Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year Plant physiology the study of how living things function can solve t
In a time when our relationship to the natural world is ruled by the violence and greed of unbridled consumerism, Wendell Berry speaks out in these prescient essays, drawn from his 50 year campaign on behalf of American lands and communities n Mr Berry s sentences and stories deliver a great payloa
What should we have for dinner For omnivore s like ourselves, this simple question has always posed a dilemma When you can eat just about anything nature or the supermarket has to offer, deciding what you should eat will inevitably stir anxiety, especially when some of the foods on offer might s
Since its publication by Sierra Club Books in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline Today s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural conte
Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial food pipeline to live a rural life vowing that, for one year, they d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Mir