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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 119.75
This book reviews aspects of sensing technology for agricultural and environmental monitoring, including high reliability, adaptability, recalibration, information processing, data fusion, validation and integration of novel and high performance sensors. more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 163.30
How much does urban agriculture help feed and support people living in the world?s towns and cities? How could it do this better? This book seeks to answer these timely questions with evidence and proposals based on studies in Eastern and Central Africa. more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 37.99
Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems takes a look at how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. The volume includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels. Chapters cover the assessment and farmer... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 49.99
Small farmers are often viewed as engaging in wasteful practices that wreak ecological havoc. Exploring Agrodiversity sets the record straight: Small farmers are in fact ingenious and inventive and engage in a diverse range of land-management strategies, many of them resourcefully geared toward conserving resources, especially soil. They have shown... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 94.71
The product of a major research project initiated by the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia, this is one of a series of books analyzing central questions surrounding sustainability in Asia. This volume covers energy issues including energy security. more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 46.80
Sugarcane, an important source of sugar, plays a substantial role in world economy. As a C4 plant this has very efficient system for carbohydrate metabolism through photosynthesis. Crop improvement efforts have concentrated mainly on improving quality traits, mainly sugar content. This being a complex trait, involves a large number of target genes... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 185.07
This volume contains a solid body of the current state of knowledge on the various themes and activities in agroforestry worldwide. It is organized into three sections: the Introduction section consists of the summaries of six keynote speeches at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009; that is followed by two sections... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 130.64
This book examines the links between current environmental issues and food and nutrition security. It provides a unique collection of nutrition statistics, climate change projections, biofuel scenarios and food security information. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 185.07
This book surveys advances in breeding for abiotic stresses, starting with new physiological concepts and breeding methods, and discussing modern molecular biological approaches to the development of improved cultivars tolerant to most sorts of abiotic stress. more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 206.85
The most complete resource on jatropha curcus, an essential new bioenergy crop, this volume reports on the last ten years of scientific progress in researching this abstemious, semi-wild species, and includes in vitro culture and genomic sequencing. more...