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Uekötter, Frank, Die Wahrheit ist auf dem Feld: Eine Wissensgeschichte der deutschen Landwirtschaft (book profile)

Uekoetter, Frank. Die Wahrheit ist auf dem Feld: Eine Wissensgeschichte der deutschen Landwirtschaft. Umwelt und Gesselschaft, edited by Christof Mauch, Helmuth Trischler, and Frank Uekötter, vol. 1. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co, 2011.

There are few areas of German society that have been more profoundly affected by innovations in science and technology than agriculture. A pre-modern agrarian society in which hunger was a constant threat has been transformed by industrial production methods which produce an abundance of food but also lead to serious environmental problems. Frank Uekötter examines the developments in agricultural practices since the nineteenth century as well as the debates and conflicts to which they have given rise. (Text adapted from Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht)

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