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Agricultural Production Economics: The Art of Production Theory is a companion book of color illustrations to Agricultural Production Economics (Second Edition, Amazon Createspace 2012) and is a free download. A bound print copy is also available on amazon.com at a nominal cost under the following ISBN numbers:
- ISBN- 13: 978-1470129262
- ISBN- 10: 1470129264
This is a book of full-color illustrations intended for use as a companion to Agricultural Production Economics, Second Edition. Each of the 98 pages of illustrations is a large, full-color version of the corresponding numbered figure in the book Agricultural Production Economics. The illustrations are each a labor of love by the author representing a combination of science and art. They combine modern computer graphics technologies with the author’s skills as both as a production economist and as a graphics artist. Technologies used in making the illustrations trace the evolution of computer graphics over the past 30 years. Many of the hand-drawn illustrations were initially drawn using the Draw Partner routines from Harvard Graphics®. Wire-grid 3-D illustrations were created using SAS Graph®. Some illustrations combine hand-drawn lines using Draw Partner and the draw features of Microsoft PowerPoint® with computer-generated graphics from SAS®. As a companion text to Agricultural Production Economics, Second Edition, these color figures display the full vibrancy of the modern production theory of economics.
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About the Author(s)
David L. Debertin is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky and has been on the University of Kentucky Agricultural Economics faculty since 1974 with a specialization in agricultural production and community resource economics. He received a B.S. and an M.S. degree from North Dakota State University, and completed a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University in 1973. He has taught the introductory graduate-level course in agricultural production economics in each year he has been at the University of Kentucky. The first edition of Agricultural Production Economics was published in hardback by Macmillan in 1986. He began work on the second edition of the book after the Macmillan edition went out of print in 1992, taking advantage of emerging two-and three-dimensional computer graphics technologies by linking these to the calculus of the modern theory of production economics. This is a book of full-color illustrations intended for use as a companion to Agricultural Production Economics, Second Edition. Each of the 98 pages of illustrations is a large, full-color version of the corresponding numbered figure in the book Agricultural Production Economics.
Debertin, David L., "Agricultural Production Economics: The Art of Production Theory" (2012). Agricultural Economics Textbook Gallery. 2.