Books: For the Small Farm

ROOTS IN THE EARTH—P. Alston Waring and Walter Magnes Teller—Harper ($2.50).

This small (202-page) book is big news because it combats a hard-plugged notion that U.S. farms are going to be huge land factories, and makes an intelligent case for the survival of the small farm.

No City Fellers. Waring & Teller live in Pennsylvania's Bucks County, the Shangri-la of many an earth-hungry Manhattanite. But even though they can write workmanlike sentences that drive home their points with almost professional literary competence, Waring & Teller are no part of the literary back-to-the-land movement. There...

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