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- Springer 2010; US$ 239.00
This book explores the perception of soil in ancient, traditional, and modern societies. It looks at the visual arts, prose & poetry, religion, philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, wine production, health & diet, and disease & warfare. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 265.00
Biomass currently accounts for about fifteen per cent of global primary energy consumption and is playing an increasingly important role in the face of climate change, energy and food security concerns. Handbook of Bioenergy Crops is a unique reference and guide, with extensive coverage of more than eighty of the main bioenergy crop species.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 90.00
Nitrous oxide, N2O, is the third most important (in global warming terms) of the greenhouse gases, after carbon dioxide and methane. As this book describes, although it only comprises 320 parts per billion of the earth's atmosphere, it has a so-called Global Warming Potential nearly 300 times greater than that of carbon dioxide. N2O emissions are difficult... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 179.95
Knowledge of the basic interactions that take place between geological materials and different substances is the first step in understanding the effects of adsorption and other interfacial processes on the quality of rocks and soils, and on driving these processes towards a beneficial or neutral result. Interfacial Chemistry of Rocks and Soils examines... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 95.00
This book investigates the emergence of organic food and farming as a social movement. Using the tools of political sociology it analyses and explains how both people and ideas have shaped a movement that from its inception aimed to change global agriculture. Starting from the British Empire in the 1930s, where the first trans-national roots of organic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95
Soils are critical to agriculture and, in turn, to food supply and livelihoods. Sustainable management of soils is crucial for a large proportion of the population of Africa. Contrary to many claims, soil fertility is improved and managed successfully by small-scale farmers there. Careful studies from widely different areas reveal how closely bound... more...
- Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 83.95
INSTRUCTORS , interested in requesting a review copy? Register at http://textbooks.elsevier.com today! Key for every course in soil science, earth science, and environmental disciplines, this textbook engages students to critically look at soil as the central link in the function and creation of the terrestrial environment. For the first time, Dr.... more...