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Farmers of Forty Centuries

Farmers of Forty Centuries

Or, Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan

  • Author: Franklin Hiram King
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: 441
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Farmers of Forty Centuries - Permanent Farming In China, Korea, and Japan

Farmers of Forty Centuries - Permanent Farming In China, Korea, and Japan

  • Author: F. H. King
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 131283806X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 380
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We in North America are wont to think that we may instruct all the world in agriculture, because our agricultural wealth is great and our exports to less favored peoples have been heavy; but this wealth is great because our soil is fertile and new, and in large acreage for every person. We have really only begun to farm well. The first condition of farming is to maintain fertility. This condition the oriental peoples have met, and they have solved it in their way. We may never adopt particular methods, but we can profit vastly by their experience. With the increase of personal wants in recent time, the newer countries may never reach such density of population as have Japan and China; but we must nevertheless learn the first lesson in the conservation of natural resources, which are the resources of the land. [From the Forward] Get Your Copy Today!

Farmers of Forty Centuries

Farmers of Forty Centuries

Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan

  • Author: F. H. King
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486315622
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 464
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Intriguing glimpses of early 20th century Asian farmers' utilization of waste; methods of irrigation, reforestation, and land reclamation; topics related to waste-free methods of cultivation; plus customs of the common people. 249 illustrations.

Farmers Of Forty Centuries Or Permanent Agriculture In China, Korea And Japan

Farmers Of Forty Centuries Or Permanent Agriculture In China, Korea And Japan

  • Author: F. H. King
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781419119347
  • Category: History
  • Page: 148
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Soil and Health

The Soil and Health

A Study of Organic Agriculture

  • Author: Albert Howard
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813132096
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
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During his years as a scientist working for the British government in India, Sir Albert Howard conceived of and refined the principles of organic agriculture. Howard’s The Soil and Health became a seminal and inspirational text in the organic movement soon after its publication in 1945. The Soil and Health argues that industrial agriculture, emergent in Howard’s era and dominant today, disrupts the delicate balance of nature and irrevocably robs the soil of its fertility. Howard’s classic treatise links the burgeoning health crises facing crops, livestock, and humanity to this radical degradation of the Earth’s soil. His message—that we must respect and restore the health of the soil for the benefit of future generations—still resonates among those who are concerned about the effects of chemically enhanced agriculture.

Look to the Land

Look to the Land

  • Author: Lord Northbourne
  • Publisher: Sophia Perennis
  • ISBN: 9781597310185
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 128
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'Without vision the people perish.' So wrote the poet William Blake. Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a man of exceptional and comprehensive vision, who diagnosed the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with the wholeness of life. But like his better-known younger contemporary E. F. Schumacher (author of Small is Beautiful), whose work developed along very similar lines, Northbourne's occupation as a practicing organic farmer (he coined the term) was joined to a deep conviction that humanity does not live by bread alone, and that the fullness of life properly integral to human nature demands obedience to sacred law. Thus his vision of life came to embrace the interrelationship of God, humanity, and the soil as a unity presupposing a way of life in stark contrast to that of the myopic, mechanististic world he saw encroaching on all sides. And so, as it becomes increasingly evident that such a way of life stands to emperil our very future and that of the delicate ecosystem on which all life depends, it is time to re-examine the work of this pioneering thinker. In an age of specialization and fragmentation, we have much to learn from Northbourne, whose vision of what is required by a truly meaningful and sustainable society embraced religion, farming, the arts, the rural crafts, monetary form, and traditional metaphysics. Northbourne's later works, Religion in the Modern World and Looking Back on Progress, present his wider reflections on the Divine and human society, but always with the sensibility of a man who knows the soil, recalling in many ways the writings of Wendell Berry. He corresponded with Thomas Merton, as well as mountaineer and Tibetan Buddhist Marco Pallis (The Way and the Mountain), who introduced him to the school of perennialist writers. Northbourne translated Rene Guenon's The Reign of Quantity and the Signs of the Times, described by Huston Smith as one of the truly seminal books of the twentieth century, as well as Frithjof Schuon's Light on Ancient Worlds and Titus Burckhardt's Sacred Art in East and West. He was also an accomplished flower gardener and watercolorist, and a frequent contributor to the British periodical Studies in Comparative Religion, described by Schumacher as one of the two most important journals to read. Sophia Perennis is republishing all three of Northbourne's works, a fourth volume of uncollected essays spanning agriculture and metaphysics, as well as the 23-volume Collected Writings of Rene Guenon, including The Reign of Quantity. Lord Northbourne (1896-1982) was a man of exceptional vision, who already in the 1940s diagnosed in detail the sickness of modern society as stemming from the severance of its organic links with the wholeness of life. A leading figure in the early organic farming movement, his writings profoundly affected such other pioneers as Sir Albert Howard, Rolf Gardiner, Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, and H. J. Massingham. His path led him on to a profound study of comparative religion, traditional metaphysics, and the science of symbols, which he employed in incisive observations on the character of modern society. His later writings exercised considerable influence on his younger contemporaries E. F. Schumacher and Thomas Merton, and in many ways anticipate the essays of Wendell Berry. The republication of this milestone ecological text will be followed by three volumes of Northbourne's later metaphysical and cultural writings. "A major text in the organic canon, too long out-of-print" - Philip Conford, The Origins of the Organic Movement "We have tried to conquer nature by force and by intellect. It now remains for us to try the way of love." - From the book (possibly for front cover, if not too long?)"

Farmers of Forty Centuries

Farmers of Forty Centuries

  • Author: F. H. King
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781523851478
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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We have not yet gathered up the experience of mankind in the tilling of the earth; yet the tilling of the earth is the bottom condition of civilization. If we are to assemble all the forces and agencies that make for the final conquest of the planet, we must assuredly know how it is that all the peoples in all the places have met the problem of producing their sustenance out of the soil.

An Agricultural Testament

An Agricultural Testament

  • Author: Albert Howard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781773231594
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 178
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"An Agricultural Testament" is Sir Albert Howard's best-known publication, and remains one of the seminal works in the history of organic farming agricultural movement. Dedicated to his first wife and co-worker, herself a plant phsyiologist, it focuses on the nature and management of soil fertility, and notably explores composting. At a time when modern, chemical-based industrialized agriculture was just beginning to radically alter food production, it advocated natural processes rather than man-made inputs as the superior approach to farming.

The Farming Ladder

The Farming Ladder

  • Author: G. Henderson
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 144749377X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 194
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This early work by G. Henderson is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the experiences of a farmer and his thoughts on the best methods of agricultural production. He includes chapters on poultry, cattle, corn and much more. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for those with an interest in the farming industry and its historical technologies and developments. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Sustainable Phosphorus Management

Sustainable Phosphorus Management

A Global Transdisciplinary Roadmap

  • Author: Roland W. Scholz,Amit H. Roy,Fridolin S. Brand,Deborah Hellums,Andrea E. Ulrich
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400772505
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 299
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This book describes a pathway for sustainable phosphorus management via the Global Transdisciplinary Processes for Sustainable Phosphorus Management project (Global TraPs). Global TraPs is a multi-stakeholder forum in which scientists from a variety of disciplines join with key actors in practice to jointly identify critical questions and to articulate what new knowledge, technologies and policy processes are needed to ensure that future phosphorus use is sustainable, improves food security and environmental quality and provides benefits for the poor. The book offers insight into economic scarcity and identifies options to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impacts of anthropogenic phosphorus flows at all stages of the supply and use chain.

Through the Eyes of a Stranger

Through the Eyes of a Stranger

  • Author: Will Bonsall
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781441545640
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 366
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Five centuries after the Calamitous Times have left the Ancient (twenty-first century) World in shambles, new civilizations have arisen from the ashes, most of them intent on re-creating the glories of what they call the Golden Age. Anagaia is the chief of them and tries to submit the rest of the continent to its own control. Tiny Esperia is among a few societies resisting not only Anagaian domination, but its vision of an unsustainable way of life. In this context, a young man, Yaro Seekings, arrives in Esperia as a refugee. Though raised by Esperian missionaries in an Anagaian orphanage, he knows little about his new home. Learning that the differences between the two societies arise from their disparate mythic visions, he is eager to understand that Vision so he can truly integrate himself into Esperian society and perhaps even play some part in redeeming his homeland.

Malabar Farm

Malabar Farm

  • Author: Louis Bromfield
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781888683844
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 417
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Farms of Tomorrow Revisited

Farms of Tomorrow Revisited

  • Author: Trauger Groh and Steven McFadden
  • Publisher: SteinerBooks
  • ISBN: 1621511863
  • Category:
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Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants

Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants

The Classic Text on Living Soils

  • Author: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform,N a Krasil'nikov
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781508881902
  • Category:
  • Page: 346
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This book is devoted to the problem of the interaction between soil microorganisms and higher plants. The material presented includes basic information on the structure, development, variability and classification of bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi in the light of recent scientific achievements, as well as information on the importance of microorganisms in plant nutrition, the role of micro-activities in the complementary nutrition of plants, the effect of microbes on the vitamin content of plants, their importance in plant development and their influence on soil fertility. In addition, data are given on the importance of antibiotics as a means of therapy and prevention of diseases in agricultural practice. The book is designed for the use of microbiologists. plant physiologists, soil specialists, phytopathologists, mycologists, agrobilologists, and agronomists. It may also serve as a textbook for students In biological faculties of universities or agricultural and forestry institutes.

Farmers of Forty Centuries

Farmers of Forty Centuries

Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan

  • Author: F. H. King D.Sch.
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781983998737
  • Category:
  • Page: 458
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This special re-print edition of "Farmers of Forty Centuries" offers a historical look at farming and gardening in China, Korea and Japan. Written in 1915, this monumental work examines the long tradition of agriculture in Asia and is considered one of the most influential books among the organic gardening and small space gardening movements. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.