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From The Land: Articles Compiled From The Land 1941-1954
edited by Nancy Pittman
introduction by Wes Jackson
Island Press, 1988
eISBN: 978-1-61091-271-6 | Paper: 978-0-933280-65-6 | Cloth: 978-0-933280-66-3
Library of Congress Classification QH75.F76 1988
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.7316

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Begun in 1941 as an outgrowth of Friends of the Land, the journal The Land was an attempt by editor Russell Lord to counteract -- through education, information, and inspiration -- the rampant abuse of soil, water, trees and rivers. But for all its seriousness of mission, The Land was a stimulating mix of fact and charm. It included literature, philosophy, art, and the practical observations of farmers and conservation workers, to encourage small farmers to understand and apply conservation principles to their lands. This anthology, a fascinating mosaic, compiled from the 13 years of The Land tells in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and philosophy the story of how we changed from a nation of small farms to the agribusiness we have today. Among the 40 authors included are conservation and literary giants such as Aldo Leopold, E. B.White, Louis Bromfield, Paul Sears, Allan Patton and Wallace Stegner.

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