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  • Regenerating Agricultureby Jules N. Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable alternative - a form of agriculture which conserves... more...

  • Nature and Cultureby Sarah Pilgrim; Jules N. Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.99

    There is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control nature.  This book goes beyond divisive definitions... more...

  • Sustainable Intensificationby Jules N. Pretty; Stella Williams; Camilla Toulmin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00

    Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. These pressures are likely to be substantial across Africa, where countries will have to find innovative ways to... more...

  • Unwelcome Harvestby Gordon R. Conway; Jules N. Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Agriculture Pollutes: pesticides can destroy wildlife and some are toxic to humans; some fungicides and herbicides cause cancer. Nitrates result in the contamination of drinking water and produce the risk of the ?blue-baby? syndrome in infants and of stomach cancer in adults. Agriculture produces methane, ammonia, nitrous oxide and the products of... more...

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