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Plowman's Folly and A Second Look

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Edward Faulkner's theses that conventional plowing was responsible for soil erosion was not accepted until the 1970's . His advance of conservation tillage is now widely heralded. This paperback is in very good condition - cover slightly soiled. "In 1943 an agronomist named Edward H. Faulkner threw down the gauntlet to the agricultural establishment when he wrote: "no one has ever advanced a scientific reason for plowing." In one explosive little volume, Faulkner claimed that the almost universal use of the moldboard plow, which laid bare disloyal to the elements, was directly responsible for the phenomenal rate of soil erosion that America was experiencing, and the dust bowl of the 30s and 40s. The resulting all poor led Faulkner to write A SECOND LOOK in 1947 to clarify and modify his ideas for broader application. Both volumes are included in this Island Press edition.
Plowmans Folly sold over 500,000 copies, but Faulkners concept did not gain real acceptance until the 1970s. It quietly heralded the advance of conservation tillage and is now recognized as the theoretical cornerstone of the movement.
In his preface, Paul B. Sears, a contemporary of Faulkner's and author of Deserts on the March, offers an astute assessment of Faulkner's ideas in the context of today's serious and unrelenting soil erosion problems. "

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Author(s):
Edward H Faulkner
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.7 x 13.6 x 2.6 cm
Edition:
1987
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0933280432
ISBN-13:
9780933280434
Number of pages:
193
Publisher:
Island Press

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Edward Faulkner's theses that conventional plowing was responsible for soil erosion was not accepted until the 1970's . His advance of conservation tillage is now widely heralded. This paperback is in very good condition - cover slightly soiled. "In 1943 an agronomist named Edward H. Faulkner threw down the gauntlet to the agricultural establishment when he wrote: "no one has ever advanced a scientific reason for plowing." In one explosive little volume, Faulkner claimed that the almost universal use of the moldboard plow, which laid bare disloyal to the elements, was directly responsible for the phenomenal rate of soil erosion that America was experiencing, and the dust bowl of the 30s and 40s. The resulting all poor led Faulkner to write A SECOND LOOK in 1947 to clarify and modify his ideas for broader application. Both volumes are included in this Island Press edition.
Plowmans Folly sold over 500,000 copies, but Faulkners concept did not gain real acceptance until the 1970s. It quietly heralded the advance of conservation tillage and is now recognized as the theoretical cornerstone of the movement.
In his preface, Paul B. Sears, a contemporary of Faulkner's and author of Deserts on the March, offers an astute assessment of Faulkner's ideas in the context of today's serious and unrelenting soil erosion problems. "

Author(s):
Edward H Faulkner
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.7 x 13.6 x 2.6 cm
Edition:
1987
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0933280432
ISBN-13:
9780933280434
Number of pages:
193
Publisher:
Island Press

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