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Future Directions

Gregory P. Cheplick and Stanley H. Faeth

in Ecology and Evolution of the Grass-Endophyte Symbiosis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195308082
eISBN:
9780199867462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308082.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Systemic endophytes of grasses provide ideal systems for testing ecological and evolutionary theory, as well as providing an important research platform for developing and improving pasture and turf ... More


The Spirit of the Gift in the Peruvian Andes: Yarqa Aspiy in Quispillacta

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

in Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793853
eISBN:
9780199919246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793853.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 introduces an indigenous Peruvian ritual. The first part of the chapter is in the voice of an indigenous woman from a Highland Andean community. In her story she recounts why she rejected ... More


Supersessionism and the Teaching of Agronomy in Peru

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

in Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793853
eISBN:
9780199919246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793853.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 6 investigates the reasons why the teaching of agronomy in Peruvian universities excludes native agriculture despite its contributions in the realm of agro-biodiversity. Peru is one of the ... More


The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Courtney Fullilove

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226454863
eISBN:
9780226455051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226455051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Profit of the Earth is a new history of American agricultural development, characterizing crop seeds as deep time technologies transformed by millennia of human intervention. While the ... More


The Reception of the Georgics in Early Imperial Rome

Philip Thibodeau

in Playing the Farmer: Representations of Rural Life in Vergil's Georgics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268326
eISBN:
9780520950252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268326.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the story of the Georgics' reception by readers of the early Empire through a description of some of its more colorful encounters. It also shows that the features of the poem ... More


The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

David Moon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book offers the first environmental history of Russia’s steppes. From the early-eighteenth, settlers moved to the semi-arid but fertile grasslands from wetter, forested regions in central and ... More


One Grain, One Nation: Rice Genetics and the Corporate State (1936–1952)

Lino Camprubí

in Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027175
eISBN:
9780262323222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027175.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces rice seeds as they circulated from the genetics laboratory through a vertically organized system for production and consumption onto the Spanish landscape. Rice production in ... More


Agronomy

David Moon

in The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

With the failure of tree planting and irrigation, Russians turned to agronomy. Over the nineteenth century, Russian agronomists and other scientists realised that relying on agricultural sciences ... More


Spacious Skies and Economies of Scale

Courtney Fullilove

in The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226454863
eISBN:
9780226455051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226455051.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter narrates the histories of nineteenth-century German Mennonite immigrants from Southern Russia in the American Midwest, arguing that postbelllum Kansas was made safe for capitalized ... More


Patronizing the Northeast: IFOCS under Vargas in the 1930s

Eve E. Buckley

in Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634302
eISBN:
9781469634326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634302.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter reviews the policy commitments and governing styles of the several national regimes led by Getúlio Vargas from 1930 to 1945, and it demonstrates how approaches to drought aid in the ... More


Organic Enlightenment

Meghan K. Roberts

in Sentimental Savants: Philosophical Families in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226384115
eISBN:
9780226384252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384252.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Even savants without biological children could practice sentimental paternalism. In the last decades of the eighteenth century, Antoine Lavoisier invested time and money into his experimental farm at ... More


Subsistence

Dana Simmons

in Vital Minimum: Need, Science, and Politics in Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251561
eISBN:
9780226251738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251738.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes key technologies and social formations, which placed nineteenth-century agronomists at the center of the modern wage question. Agronomists viewed plants and animals as objects ... More


Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce

Peter M. Jones

in Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716075
eISBN:
9780191784293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716075.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Social History

This chapter sets the scene in a Europe which is coming to terms with the debt burden and in some regions the physical devastation left in the wake of the Seven Years’ War (1756–63). It depicts ... More


Cultivating the Colonies: Agriculture, Development, and Environment

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

One of the central aims of colonial rule was the ‘development’ of Europe’s overseas territories. The key focal point was agriculture, which was the fundamental basis of most tropical economies. Yet ... More


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