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TitleThe Soil and Health
AuthorAlbert Howard
ISBN0813191718
ImprintAlbert Howard Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages307

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During his years as a scientist working for the British government in India, Sir Albert Howard conceived of and refined the principles of organic agriculture Howard s The Soil and Health became a seminal and inspirational text in the organic movement soon after its publication in 1945 The Soil and Health argues that industrial agriculture, emergent in Howard s era and dominant today, disrupts the delicate balance of nature and irrevocably robs the soil of its fertility Howard s classic treatise links the burgeoning health crises facing crops, livestock, and humanity to this radical degradation of the Earth s soil His message that we must respect and restore the health of the soil for the benefit of future generations still resonates among those who are concerned about the effects of chemically enhanced agriculture.

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Jonathan

The Soil and Health By Albert Howard

Sir Albert Howard wrote On Soil and Health to sum up a lifetime of work and advocacy in favor of a type of agriculture which focuses on the health and the sustainability on which the agriculture depends I read it due to a note in Wendell Berry about Howard s profound influence on him, as well as How... (Sign in to see more)


Mark

The Soil and Health By Albert Howard

Sir Albert Howard is probably a name that most of us are not or have not been familiar with However, he is an early progenitor of the now modern locovore movement that is thankfully growing throughout the country The Soil and Health is a collection of notes taken by Howard early last century as he s... (Sign in to see more)


Brian

The Soil and Health By Albert Howard

Entertainment 0 Stars Education 1 Star Readability 0 star Innovation 1 Stars Inspiration.5 StarThis thing was pretty hard to read not to pick on a dead guy I read a LOT of non fiction and this was definitely a slog If I were actually building a compost heap and growing food, it would probably be som... (Sign in to see more)


Scott

The Soil and Health By Albert Howard

A corner stone book in organic agriculture, this book should complete the theoretical background of my reading so that I can move on to the practical stuff related to becoming a farmer Well, the book served the above purpose But it was slow and sort of disappointing On one hand, the principles artic... (Sign in to see more)


Kristi

The Soil and Health By Albert Howard

A classic work on the importance of soil health and compost for the state of our agricultural systems A little wordy, and for those educated in the science of organic agriculture and composting, it will also seem a little elementary at times Yet embedded in this work are many gems of wisdom and grea... (Sign in to see more)


SARAH

The Soil and Health By Albert Howard

Sir Albert was organic when organic wasn t cool Take that, Michael Pollan Also he exploited colonial British land and labor for his agricultural experiments It s fun to start a movement when it s on the backs of Indian farmers.


Stewart

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The Soil and Health a very good book.


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