Land of Plenty

Land of Plenty A Journey Through the Fields & Foods of Modern Britain

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Publisher's Synopsis

Golden fields, ripening apples, lowing cattle: our idea of the landscape has been shaped by agriculture, as has the land itself. But in a fast-changing world, how does the great British countryside continue to provide the food we eat? Most people living in Britain today must go back several generations before they find an ancestor who worked on the land. How much do we really know about those who are supplying us with the most essential things in life: our daily bread and butter, meat and fish, fruit and vegetables? In Land of Plenty, Charlie Pye-Smith travels the length and breadth of these isles to explore the little-understood world of British agriculture. From ultramodern indoor dairy units producing millions of liters of milk a year to small, old-fashioned farms making cheese with 20 or 30 cows, and from landowners whose families have farmed the same fields for centuries to tenants who have just joined the industry, Pye-Smith investigates the timeless connection between land and people in the 21st century. Revealing the dairy industry in Somerset and Gloucestershire; beef in the Scottish Borders; sheep in North Yorkshire; pigs and poultry in East Anglia and Hampshire; vegetables in Norfolk; and fruit in Essex and the West Country, Land of Plenty is a colorful and rewarding travelogue that gets to the very heart of modern British life.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783963805
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
Imprint: Elliott & Thompson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 630.941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xviii, 253
Weight: 258g
Height: 130mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 21mm