630. Books on agriculture & related technologies
Rachel Surls and Judith Gerber From Cows to Concrete: The Rise and Fall of Farming in Los Angeles, 2016.
Los Angeles is no pastoral paradise. But Surls and Gerber say that it used to be in this agricultural history. At one time, it was most famous for its cows and grapevines.
631. Books on techniques, equipment & materials.
Maria Rodale Organic Manifesto: How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe, 2010.
Organic gardening proponent Maria Rodale shares the big-picture view of what is happening in agriculture. The alliance between chemical companies and the government agencies they essentially control creates serious problems. She believes that chemical-free farming will save our environment and our health.
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