Hardcover, Bel Air, Maryland: Friends of the Land, 1946. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued.
Sound binding. Clean, slightly tanned pages with light handling wear. Wrappers have light shelf wear. ; Friends of the Land, an agriculturally-oriented conservation organization formed in 1940 and active through the 1950s, is an interesting example of how the agricultural community was an integral component in the rise of environmentalism. Contents: Bear, The soil puts its mark on man. Condon, We are one. Williams, As one who loves. McCardell and Di Gennaro, Unpleasant Valley. Thompson, Woods. Bromfield, The high cost of poor farming. Hall, The eternal circuit. Thompson, Wanted: 2,000,000 new woodsmen. Mauldin, "Land of the noble free." Rorty, Winter, 1946. Thurber, The Wood Duck. Organics only? A symposium. Field notes, countrymen, books & papers, Foreign correspondence, proceedings, comunications. Friends of the Land flourished briefly in the 1940s. Its goals and the ideas that the group represented illustrate how the ecological ethic was burgeoning in the immediate post-WWII period. Friends of the Land was an important voice for ecological agriculture at that time. 10" tall; 136 pages.
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