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- Springer New York 2014; US$ 129.00
Interest in biofuels began with oil shocks in the 1970?s, but the more rapid development and consumption of biofuel industry in recent years has been primarily driven by mandates, subsidies, climate change concerns, emissions targets and energy security. From 2004 to 2006, fuel ethanol grew by 26% and biodiesel grew by 172%. As biofuel production continues... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 229.00
This volume explores the emerging and current, cutting-edge theories and methods of modeling, optimization, dynamics and bio economy. It provides an overview of the main issues, results and open questions in these fields as well as covers applications to biology, economy, energy, industry, physics, psychology and finance. The majority of the contributed... more...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 259.00
The topics addressed in this book are of vital importance to the survival of humankind. Agricultural biodiversity, encompassing genetic diversity as well as human knowledge, is the base upon which agricultural production has been built, and protecting this resource is critical to ensuring the capacity of current and future generations to adapt to unforeseen... more...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 369.00
REGULATING AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: ECONOMICS AND POLICY Chapter 1 REGULATING AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW Richard E. Just,* David Zilberman/ and Julian M. Alston * University of Maryland, * University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis Abstract: This chapter introduces the topic of this book, drawing... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 249.00
Concerns about energy security, uncertainty about oil prices, declining oil reserves, and global climate change are fueling a shift towards bioenergy as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Public policies and private investments around the globe are aiming to increase local capacity to produce biofuels. A key constraint to the expansion of biofuel... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 299.00
This book is unusual in many respects. It was written by a prolific author whose tragic untimely death did not allow to finish this and many other of his undertakings. It was assembled from numerous excerpts, notes, and fragments according to his initial plans. Zilberman?s legacy still awaits its true discovery and this book is a second installment... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 199.00
In recent years, development policy has responded to an increasing concern about natural resource degradation by setting up innovative payment for environmental services (PES) programs in developing countries. PES programs use market and institutional incentives in order to meet both environmental and poverty alleviation objectives. However, their... more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 169.00
This book provides an overview of the state of animal agriculture. It proposes policies to create sustainable and profitable animal production, protect human and environmental health, enhance livelihood of smallholders and meet consumer needs. more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00
This book examines Brazil's sugarcane supply chain, in phases of government intervention and in the more recent free-market environment. The lessons of the Brazilian experience can contribute to adoption of alternative modes of biofuel production elsewhere. more...
- Springer US 2012; US$ 339.00
The relative prosperity in U.S. agriculture that attended the passage of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 was followed by a general decline in U.S. agricultural prices from 1998 to 2000. This trend in declining prices continues through the year 2001, despite the movement toward more liberalized agricultural trade. Trade liberalization... more...