From Dearth to Plenty
The Modern Revolution in Food Production
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From Dearth to Plenty by Sir Kenneth Blaxter
Book DescriptionDuring the fifty-year period from 1936-86 the modern agricultural revolution occurred, in which, for the first time, science was properly harnessed to the improvement in agricultural productivity. The authors of this 1995 book quantify this improvement and identify the work of scientists which was seminal to the scientific and technological advances on which the revolution was founded. The topics covered include the advances in animal nutrition (in which the late Kenneth Blaxter was an acknowledged pioneer), animal and plant breeding, soil fertility, weed, pest, and disease control, veterinary medicine, engineering (including innovations in tractor design by Harry Ferguson), and statistical measurement. In addition, this book describes how these innovations were integrated into the practical business of food production and discusses the importance of the Government in setting the scene for scientific advance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521041959
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sir Kenneth Blaxter
From Dearth to Plenty, Hardback (September 1995)
This 1995 book tells the absorbing story of scientific discovery and its exploitation in agriculture.
People, Food and Resources, Hardback (May 1986)» View all books by Sir Kenneth Blaxter
This 1999 book is an account of the problems of meeting world needs for food.
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