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Farmers of Forty Centuries: Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan

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How did Asian farmers work the same fields for 40,000 years without destroying the land's fertility and without applying artificial fertilizer? At the turn of the 20th century, a former official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture travelled to Asia to learn the answer. This landmark book chronicles his travels and observations on waste-free methods of cultivation that conserve natural resources. "One of the richest sources of information about peasant agriculture .and#160;. . one of the pioneer books on organic farming." and#8212; The Last Whole Earth Catalog.

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King (1848-1911) reminded Americans that their prosperity rested on a low population density and soil that had only begun to be tilled, but that long-term prosperity needs rest on maintaining the fertility of the soil. In the Pacific Asian countries he found not so much specific techniques as approaches and principles for doing so that he thought could be applied in America before the soil was depleted. His own photographs punctuate the text. He speaks of an earlier edition, but the first cited edition was published by his wife in Madison, Wisconsin in 1911.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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.

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Professor King provides intriguing glimpses of Japan, China, Manchuria, and Korea, with information about the customs of the common people; utilization of waste; methods of irrigation, reforestation, and land reclamation; and the cultivation of rice, silk, and tea. An invaluable, profusely illustrated resource for organic gardeners, farmers, and conservationists. 249 illustrations.

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joann liddell, December 4, 2008 (view all comments by joann liddell)
This book is being excerpted in the Smnall Farmers Journal, currently. The details of farming are absolutely fascinating, and helpful for anyone trying to live simply and independent of the agri-business of the present time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486436098
Subtitle:
Organic Farming in China, Korea, and Japan
Author:
King, F H
Author:
King, F. H.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Organic
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Gardening-Organic Gardening
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
3133
Publication Date:
20040319
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
249 b+w (mostly hts, some line)
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.05 lb

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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.

"Synopsis" by ,
Professor King provides intriguing glimpses of Japan, China, Manchuria, and Korea, with information about the customs of the common people; utilization of waste; methods of irrigation, reforestation, and land reclamation; and the cultivation of rice, silk, and tea. An invaluable, profusely illustrated resource for organic gardeners, farmers, and conservationists. 249 illustrations.

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