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Farming For The Long Haul

Author : Michael Foley
ISBN : 9781603588003
Genre : Social Science
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It's all but certain that the next fifty years will bring enormous, not to say cataclysmic, disruptions to our present way of life. World oil reserves will be exhausted within that time frame, as will the lithium that powers today's most sophisticated batteries, suggesting that transportation is equally imperiled. And there's another, even more dire limitation that is looming: at current rates of erosion, the world's topsoil will be gone in sixty years. Fresh water sources are in jeopardy, too. In short, the large-scale agricultural and food delivery system as we know it has at most a few decades before it exhausts itself and the planet with it. Farming for the Long Haul is about building a viable small farm economy that can withstand the economic, political, and climatic shock waves that the twenty-first century portends. It draws on the innovative work of contemporary farmers, but more than that, it shares the experiences of farming societies around the world that have maintained resilient agricultural systems over centuries of often-turbulent change. Indigenous agriculturalists, peasants, and traditional farmers have all created broad strategies for survival through good times and bad, and many of them prospered. They also developed particular techniques for managing soil, water, and other resources sustainably. Some of these techniques have been taken up by organic agriculture and permaculture, but many more of them are virtually unknown, even among alternative farmers. This book lays out some of these strategies and presents techniques and tools that might prove most useful to farmers today and in the uncertain future.
Category: Social Science

In For The Long Haul

Author : William B. Friedricks
ISBN : 9781587299179
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Reprint. Originally published in 2003 by Iowa State Press.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Long Haul A Trucker S Tales Of Life On The Road

Author : Finn Murphy
ISBN : 9780393608724
Genre : Transportation
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“There’s nothing semi about Finn Murphy’s trucking tales of The Long Haul.”—Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he’s covered more than a million miles as a mover, packing, loading, hauling people’s belongings all over America. In The Long Haul, Murphy recounts with wit, candor, and charm the America he has seen change over the decades and the poignant, funny, and often haunting stories of the people he encounters on the job.
Category: Transportation

In For The Long Haul

Author : Annegret Hall
ISBN : 0987629204
Genre : History
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The history of this period seen through the eyes of the convicts. It debunks many untruths about the young men and women who struggled to create a new life in an unknown land. The lives of two convicts, Anthony Rope and Elizabeth Pulley, provide a factual human thread stitching together the fascinating story of this great Australian venture.
Category: History

The Long Haul

Author : Myles Horton
ISBN : 0807737003
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Myles Horton traces the history of the Highlander Folk School, exploring how the school has influenced notable figures in the civil rights movement, including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Eleanor Roosevelt, and discusses how the school has served as a catalyst for social change.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In It For The Long Haul

Author : Glenn E. Ludwig
ISBN : 9781566995580
Genre : Religion
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When pastors and congregations come together in ministry, they generally do so with the hope that the relationship will be long-lasting and dynamic. The reality, however, is that long-term pastorates are an increasingly rare phenomenon in congregations. White there are many reasons that most pastors can only sustain their ministries in a parish for a relatively limited number of years, Glenn Ludwig argues that this does not have to be the case if both pastors and congregations take deliberate steps toward an enduring friendship.
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Author : International Crisis Group
ISBN : OCLC:172684234
Genre : Human rights
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Category: Human rights