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Agricultural ecology General

  • The Changing Politics of Organic Food in North Americaby Lisa F. Clark

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Changing Politics of Organic Food in North America explores the political dynamics of the remarkable transition of organic food from a ‘fringe fad’ in the 1960s to a multi-billion dollar industry in the 2000s. Taking a multidisciplinary, institutionalist approach that integrates social movement theory, public policy analysis and value... more...

  • Against The Grainby Bill Hampel

    Rosenberg Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    14 Farmers tell how they are adapting to climate change. Can we humans simply ignore the fires, floods and increased deaths climate change is bringing? Fourteen farmers - those bearing the brunt of climate change - who accept the science, tell how they have observed or recorded the unpredictable weather events, the reduction in rainfall and its shift... more...

  • The Ecology of Agricultural Landscapes: Long-Term Research on the Path to Sustainabilityby Stephen K. Hamilton; Julie E. Doll; G. Philip Robertson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 77.99

    Evidence has been mounting for some time that intensive row-crop agriculture as practiced in developed countries may not be environmentally sustainable, with concerns increasingly being raised about climate change, implications for water quantity and quality, and soil degradation. This volume synthesizes two decades of research on the sustainability... more...

  • Agricultural Resource Use and Managementby Kimberly Etingoff

    Apple Academic Press 2014; US$ 139.95

    Agriculture is one of the prime users of water, particularly in arid places with already-limited water resources, and its effects are diverse and far reaching. Providing a nuanced study of agricultural resource management, this informative book takes a four-pronged approach, covering research on: ? The impact of agriculture on water ? The... more...

  • Agricultural Ecologyby Joy Tivy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    This book analyses the nature of the relationships between crops, livestock and the bio-physical environment, and the extent to which man has managed and modified the products and environment to suit his/her own particular needs. more...

  • Providing Agri-environmental Public Goods through Collective Actionby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 126.00

    This study analyses the promotion of collective action for agri-environmental public goods and addresses externalities by reviewing the experience of various OECD member countries. Twenty-five cases from. 13 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and the United... more...

  • Agroecologyby Konrad Martin; Joachim Sauerborn

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 89.95

    This book covers the relevant aspects of agricultural production related to the interactions between natural processes, human activities and the environment. It examines the functions of various agroecosystems at the field, landscape and global scale. more...

  • Infobioticsby Vincenzo Manca

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 209.00

    Presenting topics in discrete biomathematics, this book covers Discrete information and life; Strings and genomes; Algorithms and Biorhythms and Life Strategies, along with Numbers and Measures; Languages and Grammars and Combinations and Chances. more...

  • Managing Water and Agroecosystems for Food Securityby E. Boelee

    CABI 2013; US$ 145.00

    Water protection, food production and ecosystem health are worldwide issues. Changes in the global water cycle are affecting human well-being in many places, while widespread land and ecosystem degradation, driven by poor agricultural practices, is seriously limiting food production. Understanding the links between ecosystems, water, and food production... more...

  • Biotic Diversity in Agroecosystemsby D. Pimentel; Maurizio G. Paoletti

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    The preservation of biodiversity is a high priority among biologists, ecologists and environmentalists. The impact that human activities have on biodiversity is clear; however, few studies have focused on the importance of biodiversity to natural and agricultural ecosystems. In fact, many natural species are essential to sustainable agricultural programs.... more...