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- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 20.00
Thirty-five years and many acres after planting his first patch of prairie flowers, Carl Kurtz is considered one of the deans of the great tallgrass prairie revival. The Prairie Enthusiast called the 2001 edition of his book a “readable and understandable introduction to prairie and the general steps in carrying out a reconstruction.”... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 25.00
A water crisis is threatening several regions of the world. In the Middle East and North Africa, the crisis is serious and getting worse. Contributing factors include mismanagement of water resources, population trends and explosive urban growth, structural imbalance between demand and available resources, and a dearth of water-related information.... more...
- Elsevier Science 1998; US$ 48.95
There is no doubt that irrigation makes a major contribution to agricultural production, making a whole range of crops viable in an otherwise unreliable climate and helping insure against drought. However irrigation does not automatically guarantee a profit and acclaim, it is a high cost exercise, using water from increasingly scarce supplies, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 71.95
The first practical yet in-depth exploration of how to reclaim the post-industrial landscape, this volume includes excellent case studies by practitioners and policy makers from around the US, giving first rate practical examples. The book addresses new thinking about landscape, which applies new techniques to the task of transforming outdated and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 119.95
With the increased use of alternative irrigation water sources on turfgrass and landscape sites, their management is becoming more complex and whole ecosystems-oriented. Yet few turfgrass managers have received formal training in the intricacies of irrigation water. Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management provides... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 119.00
Discusses various components of the water balance of an irrigated area including: evapotranspiration, effective precipitation, and capillary rise from the groundwater table. This book combines the components into a water management strategy that balances evapotranspiration (and thus crop yield) with the groundwater balance of the irrigated area. more...
- ABD Publishers 2009; US$ 125.00
Fast declining irrigation water potential and growing for water from different sections have necessitated efficient use of water resources. For increasing water use efficiency, especially in the use of surface irrigation water, one of the technical means is micro-irrigation system including drip and sprinkler irrigation. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 27.50
Although less than 3 percent of the original vast landscape survives, the tallgrass prairie remains a national treasure, glowing with a vast array of colorful wildflowers in spring and summer, enriched by the warm reds and browns of grasses in fall and winter. This comprehensive manual, crafted by the staff of the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 99.95
Dry areas suffer not only from limited rainfall but also ?natural leakage??90% of rainwater is lost directly or indirectly, and is unavailable for agriculture or domestic use. Water harvesting is a low-cost, easy-to-use, environmentally-friendly way to recover a large part of this lost water. How does water harvesting work? Which sites or areas... more...