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Farmers of Forty Centuries by FH King organic farming in china Korea and Japan. For more than 4000 years Asian farmers have successfully worked the same fields without sapping the soils fertility, an accomplishment described in this book by author Franklin Hiram King. King, a former US agricultural official, travelled extensively in Asia in the early 1900s and investigated and recorded the agricultural practices of the areas visited. His book provides intriguing glimpses of Japan, China, Manchuria, and Korea, with information about the customs of the common people; utilization of waste; methods of irrigation, reforestation, land reclamation and the cultivation of rice, silk, and tea. This book is not only a fascinating look at life in Asia at the time but is also an invaluable resource for organic gardeners, farmers, and conservationists today. The methods described may be 4000 years old but more and more people are realising they are the essential core of sustainable small scale agriculture today.Chapters are;
First glimpses of Japan
Grave lands of China
To HongKong and Canton
Up the Si-Kiang, West river
Extent of canalization and surface fitting of fields
Some customs of the common people
The fuel problem, building and textile materials
Tramps afield
The utilisation of waste
In the shantung province
Orientals crowd both time and space
Rice culture in the orient
Silk culture
The tea industry
About Tientsin
Manchuria and Korea
Return to Japan

Softcover, 441 pages, 135mm x 215mm, b&w photos, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. Pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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