SERIES ON LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Cover: Globalization and the Rural Environment, from Harvard University PressCover: Globalization and the Rural Environment in PAPERBACK

Series on Latin American Studies 6

Globalization and the Rural Environment

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$24.95 • £19.95 • €22.50

ISBN 9780674005310

Publication Date: 07/30/2001

Short

551 pages

6 x 9 inches

63 line illustrations, 1 halftone, 2 maps, 55 tables

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies > Series on Latin American Studies

World

As the world transitions from an industrial society to an information society, agriculture has undergone a dramatic transformation. Food production in the 20th century was transformed by three revolutions: first mechanical, then genetic, and finally chemical. Now, in the 21st century, agriculture is going through at least two more revolutions: an information technology revolution leading to precision farming, and a biotechnology revolution leading to genetically engineered crops.

Organized by Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies with the collaboration of the Scientific Committee for Problems of the Environment, this interdisciplinary volume examines the impact of a variety of new technological, social, and economic trends on the rural environment.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene