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Agriculture: Agriculture

A Guide to Resources in Agriculture.

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Ableman, M. (2016). Street farm: Growing food, jobs, and hope on the urban frontier. Chelsea Green Publishing. [Call number: S 451.5 .B65 A25 2016]

Benjamin, D., & Virkler, L. (2016). Farm to table: The essential guide to sustainable food systems for students, professionals, and consumers. Chelsea Green Publishing. [Call number: S 494.5 .S86 B47 2016]

Buainain, A. M., Rocha de Sousa, M., & Navarro, Z. (2018). Globalization and agriculture: Redefining unequal development. Lexington Books. [Call number: HD 1417 .G63 2018]

Carlisle, L. (2015). Lentil underground: Renegade farmers and the future of food in America. Gotham Books. [Call number: S 589.7 .C37 2015]

Chrispeels, M. J., & Gepts, P. L. (2018). Plants, genes & agriculture: Sustainability through biotechnology. Oxford University Press. [Call number: SB 123.57 .P588 2018]

Ferleger, L. (2020). Planting the seeds of research: How America's ultimate investment transformed agriculture. Anthem Press. [Call number: S 540 .A2 F47 2020]

Fine, D. (2020). American hemp farmer: Adventures and misadventures in the cannabis trade. Chelsea Green Publishing. [Call number: SB 255 .F55 2020]

Flack, S. (2016). The art and science of grazing: How grass farmers can create sustainable systems for healthy animals and farm ecosystems. Chelsea Green Publishing. [Call number: SF 140 .L65 F53 2016]

Geman, H. (2015). Agricultural finance: From crops to land, water and infrastructure. Wiley. [Call number: HG 6046 .G47 2015]

Gregory, D. P. (2020). The new farm: Contemporary rural architecture. Princeton Architectural Press. [Call number: NA 8200 .G74 2020]

Hartman, B., & Gerigscott, E. (2015). The lean farm: How to minimize waste, increase efficiency, and maximize value and profits with less work. Chelsea Green Publishing. [Call number: TD 930 .H37 2015]

Harvey, G. (2016). Grass-fed nation: Getting back the food we deserve. Icon Books. [Call number: TP 370 .H37 2016]

Herren, R. V. (2015). Agricultural mechanics: Fundamentals and applications (7th ed.). Cengage Learning. [Call number: S 675.3 .C66 2015]

Holzman, F. (2018). Radical regenerative gardening and farming: Biodynamic principles and perspectives. Rowman & Littlefield. [Call number: SB 453.5 .H65 2018]

Howard, P. H. (2016). Concentration and power in the food system: Who controls what we eat? Bloomsbury Academic. [Call number: HD 9005 .H68 2016]

Hudson, J. C., & Laingen, C. R. (2016). American farms, American food: A geography of agriculture and food production in the United States. Lexington Books. [Call number: S 441 .H83 2016]

Isett, C. M., & Miller, S. (2017). The social history of agriculture: From the origins to the current crisis. Rowman & Littlefield. [Call number: S 419 .I78 2017]

Jason, D. (2020). Saving seeds: A home gardener's guide to preserving plant biodiversity. Harbour Publishing. [Call number: SB 118.3 .J37 2020]

King, B. J. (2017). Personalities on the plate: The lives and minds of animals we eat. University of Chicago Press. [Call number: SF 41 .K56 2017]

Lawless, K. (2018). Formerly known as food: How the industrial food system is changing our minds, bodies, and culture. St. Martin's Press. [Call number: RA 784 .L39 2018]

Linnekin, B. (2016). Biting the hands that feed us: How fewer, smarter laws would make our food system more sustainable. Island Press. [Call number: HD 9006 .L56 2016]

Little, A. (2019). The fate of food: What we'll eat in a bigger, hotter, smarter world. Harmony Books. [Call number:  HD 9000.5 .L57 2019]

McKenna, M. (2017). Big chicken: The incredible story of how antibiotics created modern agriculture and changed the way the world eats. National Geographic Partners. [Call number: SF 98 .A5 M35 2017]

Monosson, E. (2017). Natural defense: Enlisting bugs and germs to protect our food and health. Island Press. [Call number: RA 601 .M66 2017]

Nierenberg, D. (2018). Nourished planet: Sustainability in the global food system. Island Press. [Call number: HD 9000.5 .N68 2018]

Norwood, F. B., Oltenacu, P. A., Calvo-Lorenzo, M. S., & Lancaster, S. (Eds.). (2015). Agricultural and food controversies: What everyone needs to know. Oxford University Press. [Call number: BJ 52.5 .N67 2014]

Obach, B. K. (2015). Organic struggle: The movement for sustainable agriculture in the United States. MIT Press. [Call number: S 605.5 .O23 2015]

Renneboog, R. (2019). Principles of modern agriculture. Grey House Publishing. [Call number: Reference S 493 .P75 2019]

Sandler, R. L. (2015). Food ethics: The basics. Taylor & Francis. [Call number:  TX 357 .S26 2015]

Shapiro, P. (2018). Clean meat: How growing meat without animals will revolutionize dinner and the world. Gallery Books. [Call number: TX 838 .S53 2018]

Shiva, V. (Ed.). (2016a). Seed sovereignty, food security: Women in the vanguard of the fight against GMOs and corporate agriculture. North Atlantic Books. [Call number: QK 981.5 .S44 2016]

Shiva, V. (2016b). Who really feeds the world? The failures of agribusiness and the promise of agroecology. North Atlantic Books. [Call number: HD 9000.5 .S55 2016]

Silbergeld, E. K. (2016). Chickenizing farms & food: How industrial meat production endangers workers, animals, and consumers. Johns Hopkins University Press. [Call number: RA 601 .S58 2016]

Smith, A. F. (2017). Food in America: The past, present, and future of food, farming, and the family meal. ABC-CLIO. [Call number: Reference TX 360 .U6 S658 2017]

Smith, V. H., Glauber, J. W., & Goodwin, B. K. (Eds.). (2018). Agricultural policy in disarray. American Enterprise Institute. [Call number: HD 1761 .A62188 2018]

Stafford, J. V. (Ed.). (2019). Precision agriculture '19. Wageningen Academic Publishers. [Call number:  S 494.5 .P73 E97 2019]

Thompson, P. B. (2015). From field to fork: Food ethics for everyone. Oxford University Press. [Call number: BJ 52.5 .T54 2015]

Traitler, H., Dubois, M., Heikes, K., Petiard, V., & Zilberman, D. (2018). Megatrends in food and agriculture: Technology, water use and nutrition. John Wiley & Sons. [Call number: S 494.5 .B563 T725 2018]

Whetlor, J. (2018). Goat: Cooking and eating. Quadrille. [Call number: WLSV TX 749.5 .G63 W54 2018]

Author and Update Information

Ron Foster, Hinkle Memorial Library, Rm 122. This page was updated on September 8th, 2022.

Finding Library Books

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If the call number says "Reference," the book is available in the Reference collection, next to the Information Desk on the first floor. The book is shelved by its call number, and it cannot leave the Library. If you need help finding a book please ask at the Circulation and Information Desks on the first floor.


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