Creating Abundance PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Creating Abundance free pdf 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. The book challenges the misconceptions that, before the advent of hybrid corn, American farmers single-mindedly invested in labor-saving mechanical technologies and that biological technologies were static.

About Alan L. Olmstead

Alan L. Olmstead is Director of the Institute of Governmental Affairs, Professor of Economics, and member of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics at the University of California, Davis. He is one of the six editors-in-chief of Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition (2006), and his writings appear regularly in the leading economics and history journals. Paul W. Rhode is McClelland Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is co-editor (with Gianni Toniolo) of The Global Economy in the 1990s: A Long-Run Perspective (2006). He is a frequent contributor to prominent economics and history journals.

Details Book

Author : Alan L. Olmstead
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 08 September 2008
ISBN : 0521857112
EAN : 9780521857116
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 480 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Creating Abundance



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Exploring Biological Anthropology free pdfExploring Biological Anthropology

    "Discover the best of biological anthropology: From its earliest foundations to its most current innovations." Over the past 40 years. the study of biological anthropology has rapidly evolved from focusing on just physical anthropology to including the study of the fossil record and the human skeleton..


  • New Technologies for Managing Labor free pdfNew Technologies for Managing Labor

    The book reviews new technologies and devices aimed to improve labor management and outcomes. These diverge between looking at a better way to use fetal heart rate monitors (that are used in 90% of labours)- using new monitors to detect the 1% ofbabies that are damaged in labour and account for 99% of the medico-legal costs in labor- and early detection of non-progressive labors that complicate 30-50% of labours..


  • Managing the Prenatal Environment to Enhance Livestock Productivity free pdfManaging the Prenatal Environment to Enhance Livestock Productivity

    Prenatal life is the period of maximal development in animals. and it is well recognised that factors that alter development can have profound effects on the embryonic. fetal and postnatal animal. Scientists involved in research on livestock productivity have for decades studied postnatal consequences of fetal development on productivity..


  • Exploring Biological Anthropology free pdfExploring Biological Anthropology

    Exploring Biological Anthropology 2e is a core concepts version of the successful text. Biological Anthropology 2e. It provides students with a strong foundation in biological anthropology without some of the extended examples found in the original text..


  • Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems free pdfBiological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems

    Global agriculture is now at the crossroads. The Green Revolution of the last century is losing momentum. Rates of growth in food production are now declining. with land and water resources becoming scarcer..


  • Creating Abundance free pdfCreating Abundance

    . 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 revolutioniz