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- F+W Media 2008; US$ 24.99
Assault and tactical weapons make up a very large and rapidly growing segment of the firearms owned today. Like other books in the well-respected series, this book shows the reader a detailed, step-by-step process for completely assembling or disassembling these types of firearms. This book is an invaluable tool for anyone, from the enthusiast to the... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 25.00
Every year in early August, a breeze borne by silent messengers from another time blows through Iowa. It carries a whiff of something wonderful, something far off and a bit unclear, yet oddly familiar. It's a reminder that an extraordinary annual event is about to take place, just as it has for more than 150 years: the Iowa State Fair. In 2013, Kurt... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1982; US$ 72.00
Agricultural Research Policy was first published in 1982. The ability to develop and manage an agricultural technology appropriate to a nation's physical and cultural endowments is the single most important variable in achieving an increase in productivity. In this book on issues of agricultural research policy, Vernon W. Ruttan, a former economist... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 123.00
As the world has changed during the past 50 years, so has agriculture. And so has agricultural research, which continues to confront new challenges, from food security to ecological concerns to land use issues. Indeed, as Guy Paillotin, the former president of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) has noted, agricultural research... more...
- OECD Publishing 2012; US$ 168.00
This conference proceedings from the OECD Conference on Agricultural Knowledge Systems (AKS), held in Paris, on 15-17 June 2011, discusses a large range of experiences and approaches to AKS explores how to foster development and adoption of innovation to meet global food security and climate change challenges. The conference considered developments... more...
- CRC Press 2010; US$ 109.95
Trees are one of the dominant features of our existence on earth and play a fundamental role in the environment. This book gives the reader an overview and understanding of trees. Subject areas covered include ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology, silviculture, propagation, and surgery. The different chapters cover trees... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95
When city-dwelling journalist Kiera Butler visits a county fair for the first time, she is captivated by the white-uniformed members of the 4-H club and their perfectly groomed animals. She sets off on a search for a "real" 4-H?er, a hypothetical wholesome youth whom she imagines wearing cowboy boots and living on a ranch. Along the way, she meets... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 27.50
More than a century and a half after its founding, the Iowa State Fair is the state?s central institution, event, and symbol. New Jersey has the Shore; Kentucky has the Derby; Iowa has the Fair. The humble Iowa State Fairground ranks alongside the Great Pyramids at Giza and the Taj Mahal in the best-selling travel guide 1,000 Places to See Before... more...
- CABI 2002; US$ 160.00
Late 20th century decades witnessed a dramatic shift from public to private sector funding and execution of agricultural research in many developed countries. This book assesses the implications of these changes and discusses the nature of public-private research partnership. more...