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- Beacon Press 2008; US$ 20.00
Life on earth is facing unprecedented challenges from global warming, war, and mass extinctions. The plight of seeds is a less visible but no less fundamental threat to our survival. Seeds are at the heart of the planet's life-support systems. Their power to regenerate and adapt are essential to maintaining our food supply and our ability to cope... more...
- Springer New York 2010; US$ 289.00
The Genetics and Genomics of the Brassicaceae provides a review of this important family (commonly termed the mustard family, or Cruciferae). Expert perspectives are presented on Brassicaceae species as models for studying genome evolution. more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 179.00
This book presents applied aspects of irrigation and on-farm water management, their methodologies, principles needed to adopt the most appropriate approach, technical details, and modeling aspects towards sustainable irrigation development and management. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 239.00
Wild crop plants play a significant part in the elucidation and improvement of the genomes of their cultivated counterparts. This 10-volume work offers a comprehensive examination of wild crops as a gold mine for breeding. more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 16.95
Wes Jackson can teach us many things about the land, soil, and conservation, but what most resonates is this: The ecosphere is self-regulating, and as often as we attempt to understand it, we are not its builders, and our manuals will often be faulty. The only responsible way to learn the nuances of the land is to study the soil and vegetation in... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2008; US$ 30.00
Human dependence on technology has increased exponentially over the past several centuries, along with the notion that environmental problems can be solved with scientific applications. The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limits of Knowledge proposes an alternative to this hubristic, shortsighted, and dangerous worldview.... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00
Theologian, academic, and third-generation organic farmer Frederick L. Kirschenmann is a celebrated agricultural thinker. In the last thirty years he has tirelessly promoted the principles of sustainability and has become a legend in his own right. Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher documents Kirschenmann's evolution... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 279.00
Tree-based production systems abound, especially in the tropics, yet despite their pervasiveness and utility they do not figure adequately in state-wide development paradigms. This book examines the opportunities they present for carbon sequestration. more...