This title looks at the history of farming vegetables and grains and how those farming models have changed, as well as the ethics (environmental and human) involved in the big business of agriculture.
About the Author
Formerly an editor at the educational publisher Weekly Reader, Michael Burgan has been a freelance writer for 17 years. He has written more than 250 books for children and young adults, specializing in U.S. history, geography, and biographies of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Burgan has won several awards for his writing, and his plays for adult audiences have been staged across the United States. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in history. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his cat Callie.
Table of Contents
Taming nature, building civilization The last 100 years Unwanted consequences Business, government, and agriculture The future of food Spotlight on corn.