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- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00
Should you buy organic food? Is it just a status symbol, or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? What about organic produce grown thousands of miles from our kitchens, or on massive corporately owned farms? Is ?local? or ?small-scale? better, even if it?s not organic? A lot of consumers who would like to do the right... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 129.00
Since 1980, our understanding of the factors and processes governing the distribution of soils on the Earth?s surface has increased dramatically, as have the techniques for studying soil patterns. The approach used?in this book?relies on the National Resources Conservation Service databases to delineate the distribution of each of the eight diagnostic... more...
- International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00
Consists of three parts including a theoretical framework for participatory monitoring, a kit with eight different tools to be used to collect data as well as annexes with tips on how to run training wokshops and analyse baseline data. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95
This book analyses the nature of the relationships between crops, livestock and the bio-physical environment, and the extent to which man has managed and modified the products and environment to suit his/her own particular needs. more...
- 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...
- Springer 2011; US$ 239.00
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...
- Springer 2012; US$ 239.00
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2005; US$ 15.74
Exploring the history, politics and practicalities of organic farming, Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques of agriculture and horticulture based on chemical fertilizers, which inevitably bring about the deterioration of soil life, cannot provide a long-term sustainable future for humankind. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 20.00
Thirty-five years and many acres after planting his first patch of prairie flowers, Carl Kurtz is considered one of the deans of the great tallgrass prairie revival. The Prairie Enthusiast called the 2001 edition of his book a “readable and understandable introduction to prairie and the general steps in carrying out a reconstruction.”... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. There is a remarkably diverse range of locally developed and adapted technologies for... more...