Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xviii, 154 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
In Hammer, Sickle, and Soil , Jonathan Daly tells the harrowing story of Stalin's transformation of millions of family farms throughout the USSR into 250,000 collective farms during the period from 1929 to 1933. History's biggest experiment in social engineering at the time and the first example of the complete conquest of the bulk of a population by its rulers, the policy was above all intended to bring to Russia Marx's promised bright future of socialism. In the process, however, it caused widespread peasant unrest, massive relocations, and ultimately led to millions dying in the famine of 1932--33. Drawing on scholarly studies and primary-source collections published since the opening of the Soviet archives three decades ago, now, for the first time, this volume offers an accessible and accurate narrative for the general reader. The book is illustrated with propaganda posters from the period that graphically portray the drama and trauma of the revolution in Soviet agriculture under Stalin. In chilling detail the author describes how the havoc and destruction wrought in the countryside sowed the seeds of destruction of the entire Soviet experiment. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817920647 20180219
The disappearance of agricultural land: fact or fiction? / Bruce R. Beattie
Land trusts: a return to feudalism / Roger Meiners and Bruce Yandle
Taxation, free markets, and the use of agricultural land / Richard E. Wagner
The political economy of land conversion on the urban fringe / Samuel R. Staley
Some issues surrounding land and chemical use in agriculture / B. Delworth Gardner
Biotechnology, land-use, and the environment: untying the Gordian knot / Henry I. Miller
To breed, or not to breed? The question of endangered species and agriculture / Ike C. Sugg
Agriculture and water markets / Terry L. Anderson and Clay J. Landry.
The authors focus on the major environmental constraints that limit U.S. food production without necessarily improving environmental quality. Each chapter documents a specific issue, discusses the regulatory response, and offers ideas for reform. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817999124 20180530