Offers a fresh perspective by synthesizing past research and also presenting new methods and directions for future arid lands agricultural research.
This book is a welcome breath of fresh air, in that its contributors—again, all seasoned veterans—challenged tradition! The authors expose all the warts and blemishes in their respective areas of specialization, and they do so enthusiastically for the benefit of future scholars and future research.
—Journal of Anthropological Research
The lessons from arid lands agriculture in the past, highlighting what we know and don't know, are strikingly relevant in the context of current challenges facing millions of smallholder farmers.
—Daniel Gustafson, Deputy Director-General, Operations, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
This volume presents a thorough assessment of our current understanding but also sets a research agenda for years to come. No doubt countless research projects, theses, and dissertations will be inspired by this volume.
—Melissa Kruse Peeples, author of The Agricultural Landscape of Perry Mesa: Modeling Residential Site Location in Relation to Arable Land
The unique format of the volume requires that the authors of each chapter use their expertise to become visionaries not just about their work as it stands today but where it is going (or needs to go) in the future.
—J. Andrew Darling, co-editor of Trails, Rock Features, and Homesteading in the Gila Bend Area: A Report on the State Route 85, Gila Bend to Buckeye