Suggested Readings


Altieri, M.A. (1995). Agroecology: The science of sustainable agriculture (2nd ed.). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Bailey, L.H. (1915). The holy earth. New York, NY: C. Scribner's Sons.

Beeman, R.S. & Pritchard, J.A. (2001). A green and permanent land: Ecology and agriculture in the twentieth century. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.

Berry, W. (1996). The unsettling of America: Culture & agriculture (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books.

Carson, R. (1962). Silent spring. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Cavigelli, M.A., Deming, S.R., Probyn, L.K., & Harwood, R.R. (Eds.). (1998). Michigan Field Crop Ecology: Managing biological processes for productivity and environmental quality. Michigan State University Extension Bulletin E-2646, pp. 92.

Carroll, C.R., Vandermeer J.H., & Rosset, P.M. (Eds.) (1990). Agroecology. New York, NY: McGraw Publishing Company.

Dryzek, J. (2005). The politics of the earth: Environmental discourses (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Flora, C. (Ed.). (2001). Interactions between agroecosystems and rural communities. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Francis, C.A., Flora, C.B., & King, L.D. (Eds.). (1990). Sustainable agriculture in temperate zones. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Gershuny, G. & Smillie, J. The soul of soil: A soil building guide for master gardeners and farmers. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.

Gliessman, S.R. Agroecology: Ecological processes in sustainable agriculture. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis Publishers.

Goldschmidt, W.R. (1978). As you sow: Three studies in the social consequences of agribusiness. NJ: Allanheld, Osmun, Montclair.

Grubinger, V.P. (1999). Sustainable vegetable production from start-up to market. NRAES-104, NRAES, Ithaca, NY.

Keeney, D. & Vorley, W. (1998). Bugs in the system: Redesigning the pesticide industry for sustainable agriculture. London, UK: Earthscan Publications.

Jackson, W. (1980). New roots for agriculture. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Leopold, A. (1949). A Sand County almanac. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Loomis, R.S. & Conner, D.J. (1992). Crop ecology: productivity and management in agricultural systems. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Lopez, B. (1990). The rediscovery of North America. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.

National Research Council (1989). Alternative agriculture. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Pretty, J.N. (1995). Regenerating agriculture: Policies and practice for sustainability and self-reliance. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press.

Roumlling, N.G. & Wagemakers, M.A.E. (1998). Facilitating sustainable agriculture: Participatory learning and adaptive management in times of environmental uncertainty. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Smiley, J. (1991). A thousand acres. NY: Fawcett Columbine.

Thompson, P. (1995). The spirit of the soil: Agriculture and environmental ethics. London, UK: Routledge Press.

Thu, K.M. & Durrenberger, E.P. (Eds.). (1998). Pigs, profits and rural communities. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Thurston, H.D. (1992). Sustainable practices for plant disease management in traditional farming systems. Boulder, CO: Westview.

Vanclay, F. & Lawrence, G. (1995). The environmental imperative: Eco-social concerns for australian agriculture. Rockhampton, Australia: Central Queensland University Press.

Voisin, A. (1959). Grass productivity. Translated from the French by C.T.M. Herriot. Philosophical Library, Inc., NY, Island Press edition 1988, Island Press, Covelo, CA.

Additional resources are available at the Science Tracer Bullets Online: Sustainable Agriculture and Soil and Health Library: Agricultural Library.