Conserving Our World - Farming and the Environment
Author: Mark Lambert
Publisher: Wayland Publishers (1990)
Over the centuries, farming has changed the face of the Earth. Steep mountainsides have been terraced to grow crops, while grain, fruit and vegetables flourish in the desert. Today's farmers produce better yields than ever before - but at a price: ancient woods are being cleared, marshes drained and grassland ploughed up to create more farmland; and pesticides are poisoning all kinds of creatures while fertilisers are polluting waterways. As a result, many wild animals and plants have been pushed to the danger point. This book highlights the dilemma of feeding the world while preserving its wildlife.