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agriculture

agriculture  

The practice of cultivating the soil, growing crops, or raising livestock for human use, including the production of food, feed, fibre, fuel, or other useful products. Also known as farming. See also ...
Agriculture and Agricultural Land

Agriculture and Agricultural Land  

The use of land for the production of food, fiber, and fuel is the principal driver of land use and land cover change and, therefore, a key forcing function of ...
animal

animal  

Animal Farm a fable (1945) by George Orwell which consists of a satire on Russian Communism as it developed under Stalin. The animals of the farm, led by the pigs, revolt against the cruel farmer, ...
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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

Animal agriculture has evolved with the growth of the human population from 4 million people ten thousand years ago to

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

No development has had a greater effect on human history than the domestication of plants and animals. Domestication allowed for

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of animal husbandry in Africa. See also Animals

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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In the Greek farming tradition, animal husbandry complements agriculture: animals can graze on uncultivated or fallow land, eat waste products

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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2005
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Social sciences, Economics
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Domesticated animals today outnumber the ancestral creatures from which they were first tamed, and their existence is a major expression,

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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Archaeology, History
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The domestication of animals is a component of the “Neolithic Revolution” and a process that had an impact both on

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Concerned not only with ‘domestic animals,’ but also *bees and silkworms. Throughout the MA, animals for the most part were

butter- and cheesemaking

butter- and cheesemaking  

As food, animal milk has two disadvantages: it spoils quickly and can easily be adulterated by an unscrupulous merchant. During the medieval period most milk was therefore used soon after ...
cattle

cattle  

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[Sp]The domesticated form of the aurochs (Bos primigenius) that was probably tamed in a number of different places independently, defined as Bos taurus but probably the same species as the wild form ...
cereal

cereal  

[Ge]A general term covering a range of barley, wheat, oats, and rye.
desertification

desertification  

The spread of desert-like conditions, particularly in arid or semi-arid areas, due to the influence of human activity and climatic change.
diet

diet  

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(dy-ĕt)the mixture of foods that a person eats. balanced d. a diet that contains the correct proportions of all the nutrients.
early Irish society

early Irish society  

1. Craftsmen and farmers2. Lords and clients3. Contractual relationships1. Craftsmen and farmers2. Lords and clients3. Contractual relationships1. Craftsmen and farmersThe first distinction ...
economy

economy  

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[Th]The aspect of a social system that functions to order technological procedures socially and to control them in the interests of social units, whether individuals or collectives.
fauna

fauna  

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All the animal life normally present in a given habitat at a given time. See also macrofauna; microfauna. Compare flora.
Food and Agriculture Organization

Food and Agriculture Organization  

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(FAO)A specialized agency of the United Nations with its headquarters in Rome. It is responsible for organizing world agriculture, especially in developing countries, to improve nutrition and avoid ...
Frisia

Frisia  

An ancient region of NW Europe, consisting of the Frisian Islands and parts of the mainland corresponding to the modern provinces of Friesland and Groningen in the Netherlands and the regions of ...

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