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- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 16.95
Before 1880 most Americans had never seen a banana. By 1910 bananas were so common that streets were littered with their peels. Today Americans eat on average nearly seventy-five per year. More than a staple of the American diet, bananas have gained a secure place in the nation's culture and folklore. They have been recommended as the secret to longevity,... more...
- New Press, The 2010; US$ 19.95
The result of a remarkable three-year-long investigation that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin across four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia), The World According to Monsanto tells the little-known yet shocking story of this agribusiness giant?the world?s leading producer of GMOs (genetically... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00
In rural Africa and the Middle East, many ecosystems are on the verge of collapse. The interplay of social, ecological, and political-economic forces has compromised the ability of farmers to sustain their precious soil. As a result, farmers, and especially women farmers, face a constant daily struggle to survive. This book illustrates in rich detail... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 99.00
As one of the eighteen field-specific reports comprising the comprehensive scope of the strategic general report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range planning for developing science and technology in the field of agriculture. They each craft a roadmap for their sphere of development to 2050. In their entirety, the... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 59.95
This book is a contribution of the authors to the food - fuel debate.During 2007 and 2008 several factors led to the food inflation problem: growing population, income distribution, urbanization, biofuel, social programs, production scarcity etc.. Biofuel got most of the blame for food inflation but its responsibility was only limited.There are several... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 18.95
Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family?s food on just a quarter acre?and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1991; US$ 280.00
"In der auf etwa 100 Bände angelegten Enzyklopädie-Reihe ist die drei Jahrhunderte umfassende Darstellung der frühneuzeitlichen Landwirtschaft ein zentrales Stück. Die Produktionsverhältnisse in der Agrarwirtschaft betrafen im gesamten behandelten Zeitraum unmittelbar den weitaus größten Teil der wirtschaftlich tätigen Bevölkerung und bestimmten in... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95
Who doesn?t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully-illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It?s written with country lovers in mind?even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2003; US$ 119.00
Die Demokratische Bauernpartei Deutschlands war ein Ziehkind der sowjetischen Besatzer. 1948 geschaffen, um die SED zu stützen, sah diese in der neuen Blockpartei nicht selten eine Rivalin, der sie mit Geringschätzung begegnete. Die DBD sollte nicht nur die Folgen der Bodenreform auf dem Land auffangen, sie war auch maßgeblich daran beteiligt, die... more...