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Evolution of the Alabama Agroecosystem

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Evolution of the Alabama Agroecosystem: Always Keeping Up, but Never Catching Up

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Category: Science
Format: Trade Cloth, 900 pages
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 978-1-60306-203-9
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Evolution of the Alabama Agroecosystem describes aspects of food and fiber production from prehistoric to modern times. Using information and perspectives from both the “hard” sciences (geology, biology) and the “soft” science (sociology, history, economics, politics), it traces agriculture’s evolution from its appearance in the Old World to its establishment in the New World. It discusses how agricultural practices originating in Europe, Asia and Africa determined the path agriculture followed as it developed in the Americas. The book focuses on changes in US and Alabama agriculture since the early nineteenth century and the effects that increased government involvement have had on the country's agricultural development.

Material presented explains why agriculture in Alabama and much of the South remains only marginally competitive compared to many other states, the role that limited agricultural competitiveness played in the slower rate of economic development in the South in general, and how those limiting factors ensure that agricultural development in Alabama and the South will continue to keep up but never catch up.

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