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Field Guide to California Agriculture

Field Guide to California Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Starrs, Paul
By Goin, Peter

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Anyone who travels California's byways sees the many faces of agriculture. A huge entwined business, farming and ranching are the state's dominant land use. Yet few Californians understand what animals and crops are raised or how agriculture reflects our relationship with nature.... This fascinating and gorgeously illustrated field guide gathers essential information about agriculture and its environmental context, and answers the perennial question posed by California travelers: 'What is that, and why is it growing here?'. Paul F. Starrs' lively text explores the full range of the state's agriculture, deftly balancing agribusiness triumphalism with the pride of boutique producers, sketching meanwhile the darker shadows that can envelop California farming. Documented with diverse maps and Peter Goin's insightful photographs, A Field Guide to California Agriculture captures the industry's energy and ingenuity and its wildly diverse iconography, from the mysteries of forbidden crops (like marijuana) to the majesties of scale in food production.
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ISBN 9780520265431
Released NZ 15 Jul 2010
Publisher University of California Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series California Natural History Guides (part: 98)
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ISBN-13 9780520265431
Stock Available
Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Jul 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Starrs, Paul
By Goin, Peter
Series California Natural History Guides (part: 98)
Category Interdisciplinary Studies
Agriculture & Farming
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Travel & Holiday
Number of Pages 504
Dimensions Width: 114mm
Height: 184mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 630.9794
Weight 726g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Agriculture - California
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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