Culture and Agriculture

The book also addresses the possible solutions to this scenario--conservation steps, an increase in the mix of solar energy, and an emphasis on human labor.

Author: Ernest Lester Schusky

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015019652653

Category: Social Science

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Schusky offers a historical overview of the two major periods of agriculture--the Neolithic Revolution, which occurred when humans initally domesticated plants and animals, and the Neoclaric Revolution, which began with the introduction of fossil fuel into agriculture in the 20th century. He dramatizes the extensive changes that are occurring in modern agriculture due to the extensified use of fossil energy. The book details how the overdependence on fossil energy, with its looming exhaustion, is a major cause of pessimism about food production. The book also addresses the possible solutions to this scenario--conservation steps, an increase in the mix of solar energy, and an emphasis on human labor.

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