A must read for those Have Seen The Palouse have seen the Palouse wondered about how the agriculture dominated came about and how what was once a tremendously roductive grassland dominated ecosystem now has some of the highest erosion rates. In Plowed Under Andrew P Duffin traces the transformation of the Palouse region of Washington and Idaho from land thought unusable and unproductive to a wealth generating agricultural aradise weighing the conseuences of *what this rogress has wrought During the twentieth century the Palouse became synonymous with wheat and *this rogress has wrought During the twentieth century the Palouse became synonymous with wheat and landscape was irrevocably altered At the dawn of the twenty first century native vegetation is almost nonexistent stream. .
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RESEARCHED AND DOCUMENTED BUT WRITTEN IN A READABLE STYLEand documented but written in a readable style informative this is one of the most frustrating books I ve ever read not because of the writing or scholarship but because of the blaring ignorance of in. Water is so dirty that it is often unfit for even livestock and 94 ercent of all land has been converted to agricultureCommercial agriculture also created a less noticeable ecological change soil erosion While common to industrial agriculture nationwide topsoil loss evoked different olitical and social reactions in the Palouse Farmers all over the nation take ride in their freedom and independence but in the Palouse Duffin shows this mentalit. ,
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extreme and is Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing partly responsible for erosionroblems that are among the worst in the nationIn the hope of chartingand is artly responsible *For Erosion Problems That *erosion roblems that among the worst in the nationIn the hope of charting better sustainable future Duffin argues for a candid look at the land its All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence people their decisions and the repercussions of those decisions As he notes the debate is not over whether to use the land but over what that use will look like and its social and ecological result.