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Agricultural versus Environmental Science
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  • Authored by: J. S. Kidd and Renee A. Kidd
  • From the Series: Science and Society
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  • ISBN-10: 143812290X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2290-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 363.738
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 224


Praise for the previous edition:
"Designed for curricular use, this concise overview is a solid supplement and reference source for biology study."—Booklist

"...A competent, useful volume on a vital topic."—Kirkus Reviews

As the world’s population continues to grow, efficient farming becomes an absolute necessity. To increase productivity, farmers have turned to various pesticides and agricultural chemicals to ward off insects, microbes, and other pests that prey upon and destroy much-needed crops. However, environmentalists argue that these chemicals hurt nearby wildernesses, often killing the wildlife.

Agricultural versus Environmental Science, from the Science and Society series, explores the difficult dilemma created by these opposing interests and how discourse between agricultural scientists and environmental scientists has broadened. It emphasizes the methods by which ordinary citizens can have a greater impact on both the private sector’s and the government’s strategies for the management of science. Two new chapters are devoted to a panoramic view of the growth of ecological science and to the early linkages between ecology and agriculture. Other discussions include the issues of the mechanization of farming and genetic engineering; the historical background of agricultural science and technology; the organizational structure that supports the internationalization of scientific agriculture; and much more.

An update to Facts On File's Shades of Green, this edition contains revised and updated photographs and line illustrations, as well as revised chapters and new appendixes.



Reviews and Awards

“…[a] well-balanced reference source…”
School Library Journal, Curriculum Connections

"This well-balanced reference, which gives both sides of an important debate, is recommended."
School Library Journal

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