Agroecology in Action Extending Alternative Agriculture through Social Networks (Food, Health, and the Environment) by Keith Douglass Warner

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Published by The MIT Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Agricultural science,
  • Applied ecology,
  • Nature,
  • Science,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Sociology - Rural,
  • Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection,
  • Agriculture - Sustainable Agriculture,
  • Agricultural ecology,
  • Agricultural innovations,
  • Alternative agriculture,
  • United States

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsFred Kirschenmann (Foreword)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages291
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9598332M
ISBN 100262731800
ISBN 109780262731805

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