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Published in Great Plains Research 19.1 (Spring 2009): 132. © 2009 Copyright by the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


This book presents a comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and timely treatment of the topic. Interpretive summaries at the end of each chapter emphasize salient points and are very helpful to the reader. Illustrations (including color plates in end materials) are useful, but a number have poor resolution, making them difficult to interpret. The book is appropriate for upper-level students and other individuals interested in sustainable agriculture, agroecology, bioenergy, and related topics.