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Rural Britain had lapsed into dereliction between the two world wars of the twentieth century when vast areas of land were abandoned to scrub, weeds and rabbits. Farms were unsaleable, tenants unobtainable, returns from food production abysmal.
This book is about success and achievement in British agriculture and the story of one man who had a vision of a bright future, and planned and laboured to make that vision a reality. Sir Joseph Nickerson played a major role in initiating and directing a revolution that changed agriculture in Britain and throughout the world.
In his foreword Sir Emrys Jones says, "This book will be of vital interest, not only to students of agriculture, but especially the whole developing world... It will be of interest to many who know little or nothing of the arts and science of farming".
This book is scarce because it was produced for private distribution. On the front free end paper is a gift dedication which appears to have been written and initialled by Sir Joseph Nickerson.
The book has green boards and gilt titles. Corners and spine ends are bumped and the spine is slightly cocked to the right. Pages are clean and bright and there are numerous b/w and colour illustrations. The jacket has some light general indentation marks, and slight creasing and rubbing to corners, with small nicks; closed tear, approx.1.3 cm to the upper left front corner. Price clipped.
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