|| Altars of Unhewn Stone
Science and the Earth
160 pages, 5 1/4" by 8 1/4"
In Altars of Unhewn
Stone, Wes Jackson restores the critical link between science
and cultural wisdom, showing that recent findings support traditional
attitudes about farming, land and resource use, and the interrelations
of cultural and biological communities.
and director of The Land Institute, issues an urgent call for
a new view of contemporary agricultural problems, arguing that
agribusiness interests have appropriated scientific contributions
piecemeal, destroying much of what our traditional farming has
Jackson calls on
us to recognize the underlying causes of current problems and
to develop an agriculture that does not break up human or biological
communities, that minimizes soil erosion and reliance on chemicals
and fossil fuels, that preserves the information contained in
genetic codes of plant and animal species now threatened with
extinction. With eloquence, with, and charm, Jackson advocates
an agriculture that is whole and healthy, sustainable and sustaining.