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Everyman's rules for scientific living (edition 2005)
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743286383, Paperback)The "Better-Farming Train" slides through the wheat fields and small towns of 1930s Australia, bringing advice to farmers. Amid the swaying cars full of cows, pigs, and crops, a strange and swift seduction occurs between Jean Finnegan, a sewing instructor, and Robert Pettergree, a scientist with an unusual taste for soil. In an atmosphere of heady idealism, they settle in the impoverished Mallee farmland with the ambition of transforming the land through science.
In luminous prose Tiffany writes about the challenges of farming, the character of small towns, the stark and terrifying beauty of the Australian landscape, and the fragile relationship between man, science, and nature. This is a sensual and startlingly original debut that establishes Carrie Tiffany as one of the great new voices in fiction.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:45 -0400)
Settling in the impoverished Mallee with an ambition to cultivate the land, Robert and Jean Pettergree are forced to confront each other, and the community they have inadvertently destroyed, after their agricultural practices damage the fragile and ancient landscape.
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