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The Agricultural Revolution of the 20th Century

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154 pages
A book for a varied audience: college students of agriculture and sociology; high school students of vocation agriculture; members of the American Agricultural Economics Association; people with a long-standing background in agriculture; and other readers interested in 20th century agriculture.

The book reads like a story and is supplemented with excellent photographs, contrasting past practices with modern technology.

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Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
SECTION I. THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION.
Chapter 1. 19th Century Agriculture.
Chapter 2. Mechanized Agriculture.
Chapter 3. Chemical Advances.
Chapter 4. Biological Changes.
Chapter 5. Information Explosion.
Chapter 6. Management: Integration of the Disciplines.
Chapter 7. The Agricultural Revolution in a Global Context.
Chapter 8. Exporting the Revolution.
SECTION II. THE DEEPER DIMENSION.
Chapter 9. Birth Pangs-And a Live Birth.
Chapter 10. Consumer Benefits.
Chapter 11. Political Issues Arising From the Agricultural Revolution.
SECTION III. LOOKING AHEAD.
Chapter 12. Into the 21st Century.
References.
Other Readings.
Index.