The Farmers of Forty Centuries or Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan, by F. H. King includes almost 250 photographs. This book examines the normal farming strategies of the densely populated lands of China, Korea and Japan and exhibits how fertility could be maintained over many centuries via conserving and utilizing pure resources.
From Neolithic occasions by the earliest civilizations of the ancient Near East, in savannahs, river valleys and the terraces created by the Incas in the Andean mountains, an rising range of agricultural strategies have developed in response to very different conditions.
These developments are recounted in this book, with detailed attention to the ways through which crops, animals, soil, local weather, and society have interacted. Through the twentieth century, mechanization, motorization and specialization have brought to a halt the pattern of cultural and environmental responses that characterized the global historical past of agriculture till then.
In Farmers of Forty Centuries or Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan, the creator notes that the United States as but a nation of but few folks extensively scattered over a broad virgin land with greater than twenty acres to the help of every man, girl and youngster, whereas the folks whose practices are to be thought of are toiling in fields tilled greater than three thousand years and who have scarcely greater than two acres per capita, multiple-half of which is uncultivable land.
Immediately a small variety of companies have the capability to impose the farming methods on the planet that they find most profitable. Researchers and students within the fields of human geography, regional studies and earth sciences, as well as social and economic history will welcome this landmark study being returned to print.
A History of World Agriculture: From the Neolithic Age to the Current Crisis [Paperback]
F. H. King