Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Plowman's Folly” as Want to Read:
Plowman's Folly
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Plowman's Folly

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Mr. Faulkner’s masterpiece is recognized as the most important challenge to agricultural orthodoxy that has been advanced in this century. Its new philosophy of the soil, based on proven principles and completely opposed to age-old concepts, has had a strong impact upon theories of cultivation around the world. It was on July 5, 1943, when Plowman’s Folly was first issued, ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published February 20th 2012 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published January 28th 1943)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Plowman's Folly, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Plowman's Folly

Community Reviews

(showing 1-52)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Rebecca
Aug 04, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shortly after the Dust Bowl experience many in the agricultural world focused on trying to understand how it had happened and to identify the major contributing causes. The deeply-penetrating and inversing actions of the moldboard plow is the primary suspect per Faulkner. He cogently explains how this implement, while the true boon to mankind for its allowing us to use the originally lush and nourishing prairie and woodland soils to produce incredible harvests, has ultimately depleted soils ...more
David Oren
Jan 02, 2015 David Oren rated it it was ok
Not interested in agriculture, but what I took from this book is always question everything. Just because someone has been doing it one way for ages doesn't mean it's the right way or the best way by any means.
Robert Campbell
Dec 07, 2015 Robert Campbell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
75 years later farmers are still using the plow

I don,t understand after all these years, and all the research that proves plowing is destroying our soil it continues. Very sad.
Dudu Grosan
Dudu Grosan rated it it was amazing
Jan 23, 2013
Cayle
Cayle rated it it was amazing
Jul 13, 2013
Sarah
Sarah rated it it was amazing
Mar 26, 2012
Joelgiles
Joelgiles rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2015
Jeff Scrimsher
Jeff Scrimsher rated it really liked it
Jan 06, 2015
Dustin
Dustin rated it really liked it
Sep 29, 2016
Alex
Alex rated it liked it
Nov 10, 2014
Mark
Mark rated it liked it
Apr 27, 2014
Scott Kathe
Scott Kathe rated it really liked it
Jun 19, 2014
Mike
Mike rated it it was amazing
Feb 05, 2013
Paul
Paul rated it liked it
Jan 15, 2013
Celina
Celina rated it really liked it
Oct 12, 2013
Rajesh
Rajesh rated it it was amazing
Oct 03, 2016
Georg Maurer
Georg Maurer rated it liked it
Mar 13, 2016
Thomas Cotterill
Thomas Cotterill rated it really liked it
Sep 13, 2013
Hope
Hope rated it it was amazing
Jun 06, 2012
Bo Meyering
Bo Meyering rated it it was amazing
Feb 11, 2014
Hannah Davies
Hannah Davies rated it did not like it
Jun 24, 2013
Wilhelm Bennett
Wilhelm Bennett rated it really liked it
Jul 23, 2016
Jessie
Jessie rated it really liked it
Jul 23, 2014
Melanie
Melanie marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2011
Larissa
Larissa marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2011
Vicarious
Vicarious marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2012
Kathely
Kathely marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2012
Kara
Kara marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2012
Chad Ward
Chad Ward is currently reading it
Aug 15, 2012
Jack
Jack marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2012
Nagarajan Periyakaruppan
Nagarajan Periyakaruppan marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2012
Landon
Landon marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2013
Ryan
Ryan marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2013
Pako Modimoeng
Pako Modimoeng marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2013
Mack
Mack marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2013
Jason
Jason marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2013
Brent
Brent marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2013
Donna Pusterla
Donna Pusterla marked it as to-read
Oct 17, 2013
Johnnalee
Johnnalee marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2013
Trampas Jones
Trampas Jones marked it as to-read
Jan 28, 2014
Cheryl
Cheryl added it
Aug 16, 2015
Cynthia Skelton
Cynthia Skelton marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2014
Katya
Katya marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2014
Becca Casey
Becca Casey marked it as to-read
Jul 17, 2014
Andy Sterkowitz
Andy Sterkowitz marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2014
Marcus
Marcus marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2014
Lori
Lori marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2014
Andrea
Andrea marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2014
Kendall Morgan Hall
Kendall Morgan Hall marked it as to-read
Oct 29, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book