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  • Advances in Agronomyby Donald L Sparks

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 188.00

    Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial. * Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in agriculture * Presents... more...

  • Contested Agronomyby James Sumberg; John Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    This book explores† key developments since the mid-1970s, focusing in particular on†the emergence of the neoliberal project and the rise of the participation and environmental agendas, taking into consideration how these have had profound impacts on the practice of agronomic research in the developing world especially over the last four decades. more...

  • Researching the Culture in Agri-Culture: Social Research for International Agricultural Developmentby A.H. Kassam; M.M. Cernea

    CABI 2007; US$ 65.00

    This book analyzes the functions, content, methods, findings, and impacts of social and cultural research carried out by the worldwide network of 16 International Agricultural Research Centers of the CGIAR (Conservative Group on International Agricultural Research). Its two parts - ''insiders''. and ''outsiders'' - brings together the perspectives... more...

  • Impact of Science on African Agriculture and Food Securityby P. Anandajayasekeram; M. Rukani; S. Babu

    CABI 2007; US$ 150.00

    The need for agricultural research resources in the developing world cannot be underestimated, but the availability of such resources is often poor. This book explores the importance of impact assessment studies in Africa, and assembles evidence to pave the way for investment in agricultural research all over the developing world. more...

  • Righteous Porkchopby Nicolette Hahn Niman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ? Righteous Porkchop is a searing, and utterly convincing, indictment of modern meat production. The book also brims with hope and charts a practical (and even beautiful) path out of the jungle.? ?Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food † ?[A] necessary book?part memoir, part exposť?its reasoned case for healthy... more...

  • Fields of Learningby Laura Sayre

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    Where will the next generation of farmers come from? What will their farms look like? Fields of Learning: The Student Farm Movement in North America provides a concrete set of answers to these urgent questions, describing how, at a wide range of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada, students, faculty, and staff have joined... more...

  • Working-Class Warby Christian G. Appy

    The University of North Carolina Press 1993; US$ 30.00

    "Reminds us of the disturbing truth that some 80 percent of the 2.5 million enlisted men who served in Vietnam--out of 27 million men who reached draft age during the war--came from working-class and impoverished backgrounds. . . . Deals especially well with the apparent paradox that the working-class soldiers' families back home mainly opposed the... more...

  • Public-Private Collaboration in Agricultural Researchby Keith O. Fuglie; David E. Schimmelpfennig

    Wiley 2008; US$ 99.95

    Historically the United States has looked to the publicly funded agricultural research institutions at the Department of Agriculture and land-grant universities as the primary sources of new agricultural science and technology. However, during the past se more...