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  • Globalisation and Agricultural Landscapesby Jørgen Primdahl; Simon Swaffield

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 54.00

    Analysis of the dynamic relationship between agricultural landscapes and the global change processes by which they are being transformed. more...

  • Dust Bowlby Donald Worster

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 16.99

    In the mid 1930s, North America's Great Plains faced one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in world history. Donald Worster's classic chronicle of the devastating years between 1929 and 1939 tells the story of the Dust Bowl in ecological as well as human terms. Now, twenty-five years after his book helped to define the new field... more...

  • Being Bengaliby Mridula Nath Chakraborty

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Bengal has long been one of the key centres of civilisation and culture in the Indian subcontinent. However, Bengali identity ? "Bengaliness" ? is complicated by its long history of evolution, the fact that Bengal is now divided between India and Bangladesh, and by virtue of a very large international diaspora from both parts of Bengal. This book... more...

  • Gender, Land, and Livelihoods in East Africaby Ritu Verma

    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...

  • Agricultural Science & Technology in Chinaby Qiguo Zhao; Jikun Huang

    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...

  • Maximizing Your Mini Farmby Brett L. Markham

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 39.30

    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. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on... more...

  • Food and Fuelby Marcos Fava Neves; Mairun Junqueira Alves Pinto; Marco Antonio Conejero; Vinicius Gustavo Trombin

    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...

  • Mini Farmingby Brett L. Markham

    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...

  • Homesteadingby Abigail R. Gehring

    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...

  • Comparing Apples, Oranges, and Cottonby Michitake Aso; Christiane Berth; Jó Klanovicz; Stuart McCook; Andrew McWilliam; Marina Padräo Temudo; Michael Roche; Chris Shepherd; Mart A. Stewart; Frank Uekötter; Jeannie M. Whayne; Frank Uekötter

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 35.67

    Plantagen sind eine Schlüsselinstitution der Moderne. Zugleich sind sie auch in ökologischer Hinsicht eines der folgenreichsten Produktionsregime überhaupt. Im globalen Ausgriff versammelt der Band Beiträge zu so unterschiedlichen Produkten wie Kaffee, Kautschuk, Baumwolle und Äpfeln. Dabei geht es gleichermaßen um Einblicke in unterschiedliche Plantagensysteme... more...