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Barcode30293101889710
StatusIn Processing
LocationClark County
Call NoK 338.1 Berr
TitleThe unsettling of America : culture & agriculture / by Wendell Berry
AuthorBerry, Wendell, 1934- author.
CollectionNF Kentucky
Total Circ0
NumReserves0
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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780871561947
International Standard Book Number 0871561948
Personal Name Berry, Wendell, 1934- author.
Title Statement The unsettling of America : culture & agriculture / by Wendell Berry
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, 1977.
Physical Description ix, 228 pages ; 26 cm.
General Note Kentucky authors.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note The unsettling of America -- The ecological crisis as a crisis of character -- The ecological crisis as a crisis of agriculture -- The ecological crisis as a crisis of culture -- Living in the future : the "modern" agricultural ideal -- The use of energy -- The body and the Earth -- Jefferson, Morrill, and the upper crust -- Margins
Summary, Etc. "The Unsettling of America is Wendell Berry's personal, dramatic inquiry into the way in which we use the land that sustains us. For the roots of our attitudes toward farming, Berry goes back to the industrial revolution, which promised freedom from physical toil, and to the "conquistador" mentality that ruled the settlement of North America, treating land, resources, and ultimately people as infinitely expendable. Out of this history comes a disturbing, and officially sanctioned, vision of the farm of the future -- where the supreme value is maximum production, where the environment is to be controlled by technology, and where a man has no place. Berry challenges these and other orthodox values and assumptions: techniques of cultivation that damage the soil and sacrifice quality to mere abundance; the reliance on huge inputs of energy to fuel machines and manufacture chemicals; the "get big or get out" philosophy that has driven millions of farmers from the land and "unsettled" whole communities. This is above all a book that will change minds, a work of passion, eloquence, and conviction." -- From publisher's description.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Kentucky authors.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Agriculture Economic aspects United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Agriculture Social aspects United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Ecology United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Agribusiness United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Energy in agriculture United States.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Rural conditions United States.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Rural conditions
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Kentucky Authors.

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