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Title Under the blade : the conversion of agricultural landscapes / edited by Richard K. Olson and Thomas A. Lyson.

Published Boulder : Westview Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  333.760973 UNDE GD16    AVAILABLE
Physical description p. cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Farmland Loss in America -- Ch. 2. A Landscape Perspective on Farmland Conversion -- Ch. 3. The Law of the Land -- Ch. 4. The Economics of Farmland Conversion -- Ch. 5. Preserving Community Agriculture in a Global Economy -- Ch. 6. Ethics and Aesthetics in the Loss of Farmland -- Ch. 7. A National Policy for Farmland Preservation.
Summary Under the Blade: The Conversion of Agricultural Landscapes proposes essential principles for sustainable land management. Its seven orienting chapters examine the loss of farmland and other rural lands from the interacting perspectives of law, economics, landscape characteristics, population growth, social and political forces, ethics, and aesthetics. The chapters present as well tools and strategies for preserving farmland and guiding rural development. The application of these tools is illustrated by 22 case studies of towns and regions throughout the United States, each posing variations of challenge, response, and degree of success (or failure).
Other author Olson, Richard K.
Lyson, Thomas A.
Subject Land use, Rural -- United States.
Farms -- United States.
Agricultural conservation -- United States.
ISBN 0813335965 (hc)
0813335973 (pb)