By J. S. Kidd
The influence society has at the development and popularity of latest technological know-how - and vice versa - is bigger than most folk imagine. for example, over the last 5 years, occasions point out that voters' perspectives have helped switch the point of interest of the study and improvement performed through either the U.S. division of Agriculture and by means of the Environmental security corporation. Likewise, citizen activities have motivated the path of the actions of enterprises comparable to the realm financial institution of their efforts to enhance agriculture and dwelling stipulations within the constructing international locations of the realm. the recent "Science and Society" set not just highlights the "what" of technological know-how, but in addition the "why," the "how," and the "who." each one quantity presents an available, authoritative view of the historical past and present nation of a selected factor. With a spotlight on humanizing technological know-how, this set brings every one topic - from pollution to nuclear energy to common medications - to lifestyles through displaying scholars the entire elements that inspire learn and revealing how scientists compete and collaborate with each other. through exploring the connections among technological know-how and society, particularly in arguable parts, every one publication illustrates either how society helps technology and the way technology in go back helps society. each one quantity comprises an creation delivering an summary of the subject, whole chapter-by-chapter insurance, dozens of black-and-white images and line illustrations, a valuable index and word list, lists of sites and recommendations for extra interpreting that permit readers easy access to special details.
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Much more grain from this kind of wheat can be gathered by a farmer. Therefore, it seems logical that year after year farmers would sow more seeds from the flexible stem variety of wheat. 36 Agricultural versus Environmental Science Gradually, the proportion of plants with flexible stems increased. In each succeeding year, the number of plants with brittle stems decreased. Finally, after many, many generations, most of the harvest was grown from the flexible stem variety. The ancient farmers had produced a truly domesticated food plant.
In turn, the farmers asked the extension agents to help with their problems. The agents sought answers from the educators and researchers and reported back with the solutions. Knapp’s ideas on extension education were the basis for a variety of domestic and international programs. These programs, which revolutionized agriculture, revealed that science could be applied to practical agricultural problems. The work of Knapp and his dedicated coworkers improved the practices of many farmers. The ideas spread throughout the country in the period leading up to World War II.
They discussed such issues as whether a plot of ground should be cleared for planting, partially cleared for pasture, or left alone as a source of timber and firewood. 38 Agricultural versus Environmental Science These groups also addressed topics unrelated to farming. For example, in the early years after independence, farmers’ children had few opportunities for formal education beyond the elementary school level. At that time, rural areas had little money to support high schools. Most colleges and universities were located in large cities far from farming communities.