The Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment: 3-Volume Set

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Richard W. Hazlett
Oxford University Press, 2020 - Business & Economics - 1632 pages
Through a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed articles, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment presents an authoritative overview of the role and impacts of agriculture on the natural and human environments, from its origins historically to current praxis and outlooks. It examines the major themes of global and regional environmental change, the evolution of agriculture, historical styles of agriculture, famine, agricultural pollutants, research needs in agriculture, and the future of agriculture. The collection includes expert perspectives on specific important crops, soil science, land abuse and stewardship, methods of irrigation, experimental agricultures, patterns of farming, history and agro-archaeology, current agricultural trends, and contemporary public policy. It is curated by an international panel of scholars led by Editor in Chief Richard W. Hazlett, along with Associate Editors Peter Bogucki, Marc Los Huertos, Attila Nemes, and Giuseppe

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About the author (2020)

Richard W. Hazlett is a geologist and environmental scientist whose professional work has included detailed field studies of active volcanoes (in Hawai'i, Italy, Central America, and the Aleutian Islands), and the establishment of the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College inCalifornia, where he also helped develop and manage the Pomona Organic Farm as a new teaching and learning resource. His popular works include the books "Roadside Geology of Hawai'i," "Volcanoes: Global Perspectives" (with co-author Jack Lockwood), and numerous national park publications. In theearly 1990s, he also played a leading role in developing the 26-part Annenberg telecourse "Earth Revealed" for public television, broadcast internationally, and has led field trips for interested parties to study the volcanoes of southern Italy, Russia, and the Island of Hawai'i, where he presentlyresides. Recently, he played a key role as a geology team leader for the U.S. Geological Survey, closely monitoring and documenting the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano.

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