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The Field Guide to Fields: Hidden Treasures of Meadows, Prairies, and Pastures

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Learn how different landscapes, climates, and cultures produced a variety of field types in this illustrated reference guide.

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Softcover, 224 pages, March 2010. For millennia, fields in their myriad forms have been among the most fundamental elements of the landscape of human civilization. Illustrated with 300 photographs and handsome linocut-style prints, the book explains how different landscapes, climates, and cultures produced a variety of field types, from the terraced rice paddies of Southeast Asia to the impenetrable hedgerows of Northwest Europe, each reflecting both ancient traditions and agricultural progress. We see how Old World methods were adapted to new environments like the American prairie, the Australian outback, the African veldt, and the Argentinean pampas. We trace the development of the implements we?ve devised to work our fields, from hand tools to modern tractors and mechanical harvesters.

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