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Agricultural physics

  • Agriculture, Environment, and Healthby Vernon W. Ruttan

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 90.00

    Offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the implications of changes in institutional design and policy reform now underway at the global level. Particular attention is given to the institutions that conduct research and implement changes in technology and practice in the fields of agriculture and health, as well as those that monitor the changes... more...

  • Agriculture, Trade and the Environment The Arable Crops Sectorby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 65.00

    This study takes an in-depth look at the arable crops sector in OECD countries and draws some conclusions about the impacts of agricultural support policies, trade liberalisation, agri-environmental payments, and agri-ennvironmental regulations. It contains economic and structural data, agri-environmental indicators for the arable crops sector,... more...

  • Agriculture and the Environmentby Terry L. Anderson; Bruce Yandle

    Hoover Institution Press 2001; US$ 17.99

    The authors focus on the major environmental constraints that limit U.S. food production without necessarily improving environmental quality. Each chapter documents a specific issue, discusses the regulatory response, and offers ideas for reform. more...

  • Agriculture and the Environmentby C.A. Edwards; M.K. Wali; D.J. Horn; F. Miller

    Elsevier Science 1993; US$ 270.00

    Until the 1980s, global increases in food production exceeded the concomitant growth of human populations. However, progressively agriculture is becoming unable to meet the world-wide per capita needs for food. Unless there is major international cooperation in addressing the problems associated with population control, it is predicted that the global... more...

  • Agriculture and climate beyond 2015by Floor Brouwer; Bruce A. McCarl

    Springer 2006; US$ 179.00

    Explores key interactions between changes in agriculture, patterns of land use and efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions from agriculture. This volume is based on inter-disciplinary science and policy interactions, exploring the way land use may aid in addressing or be affected by the onset of climate change and alterations in food demand. more...

  • Agroecologyby Konrad Martin; Joachim Sauerborn

    Springer 2013; US$ 89.95

    This book represents an interdisciplinary approach to the relevant aspects of agricultural production related to the interactions between natural processes, human activities and the environment. It provides condensed and comprehensive knowledge on the functions of various agroecosystems at the field, landscape and global scale. Understanding and integrating... more...

  • Agroecology and Strategies for Climate Changeby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for our children. This discipline addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, starvation, obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity depletion. Novel solutions are... more...

  • Agroecosystems in a Changing Climateby Paul C.D. Newton; R. Andrew Carran; Grant R. Edwards; Pascal A. Niklaus

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 154.95

    Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate considers the consequences of changes in the atmosphere and climate on the integrity, stability, and productivity of agroecosystems. The book adopts a novel approach by bringing together theoretical contributions from ecologists and the applied interpretations of agriculturalists. Drawing these two approaches... more...

  • Agroforestry Systems and Practicesby Ramesh Umrani

    Oxford Book Co. 2010; US$ 50.00

    Agroforestry is an integrated approach of using the interactive benefits from combining trees and shrubs with crops and/or livestock. It combines agricultural and forestry technologies to create more diverse, productive, profitable, healthy and sustainable land-use systems. In agroforestry systems, trees or shrubs are intentionally used within agricultural... more...

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

    Elsevier Science 1992; 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...