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AuthorWittwer, Sylvan
TitleFeeding a billion : frontiers of Chinese agriculture / by Sylvan Wittwer ... {et al.}
Imprint East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 1987
Descript 462 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26cm


Contents: Agricultural history over seven thousand years -- 9.6 million square kilometers of territory -- Water resources--The lifeline of Chinese agriculture -- The Potentials of grasslands -- Good crops from salty soils -- Agriculture in the highlands of Tibet -- From bare lands to bread baskets -- Organic farming--growing plants the organic way -- Energy resources in the countryside --Miracles of rice -- Wheat campaigns - The rise of corn -- Soybeans--The miracle be China -- Millet and sorghum--the ancients of crops -- Barley--an mncient crop made modern -- Sugar on the table -- The sweet potato--a treasure trove from head to toe -- The Irish potato--a newcomer -- Diverse sources of edible oils -- Vegetable abundance--from yardlong cowpeas to bitter melons -- Chinese cabbage--year-round -- Indigenous and exotic fruits -- From monkey heads to wood ears -- Plants to keep people healthy -- Three hundred million pigs --Chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits galore -- Fish culture--three thousand years of history -- People and machines -- Warring with pests -- The plastic revolution -- Test tube plants -- Acupuncture and moxibustion for farm animals -- Returns beyond the land -- More and better food for the future--prospects to the year 2000 -- Chinese agriculture in the eyes of an American -- A view of the 21st Century

Includes bibliographies Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- China Food supply -- China

Science Library : Dept. of Biology HD2098 F295w 1987CHECK SHELVES

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