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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 112.00
Agriculture is a major user of water and is responsible for much of its pollution. But the agricultural sector faces increasing competition for scarce water supplies from urban and industrial users and, increasingly, to sustain ecosystems. The 21st century could see ever more extreme weather events, from floods to droughts, which could have significant... more...
- International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00
Examines growth in agricultural output and productivity from 1970 to 2000, traces the main sources of this growth and identifies factors influencing productivity. Assesses the significance of agricultural productivity as a determinant of the incidence of poverty in developing countries. Looks at the role of various institutional factors with a view... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 125.00
A landmark book rolls out a bold, new, energy-based theory of human history based on a simple, yet powerful law: whoever controls the world's effective energy supplies during a given energy age will inevitably dominate the economic, political, and cultural history of that age. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 154.95
Increases in populations have created an increasing demand for food crops while increases in demand for biofuels have created an increase in demand for fuel crops. What has not increased is the amount of croplands and their productivity. These and many other factors such as decreasing water resources in a changing climate have created a crisis like... more...
- Oxford Book Co. 2008; US$ 95.00
This book is the study of techniques, methods and processes that are adopted and applied to plants generally for genetic manipulation for attaining plant varietiecs with advantageous characteristics that have greater utility in industrial agricultural, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other purposes. The present book is (a) unique, concise, up-to-date... more...
- GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00
Precision Farming is an emerging, important hi-tech approach to agricultural practices which promises to revolutionise the sector of agriculture. This new technology enables farmers to create finely detained maps of forms that describe important characteristics, such as fertilizer requirements, by a specific location of the field. This book not only... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 146.95
We are entering a new era in production agronomics. Agricultural scientists the world over call for the development of techniques that simultaneously increase soil carbon storage and reduce agriculture?s energy use. In response, site-specific or precision agriculture has become the focus and direction for the three motivating forces that are changing... more...
- CABI 2011; US$ 145.00
Agrobiodiversity provides most of our food through our interaction with crops and domestic animals. Future global food security is firmly anchored in sound, science-based management of agrobiodiversity. This book presents key concepts of agrobiodiversity management, critically reviewing important current and emerging issues including agricultural development,... more...