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  • Root and Tuber Cropsby J.E. Bradshaw

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 379.00

    It is important to include Tuber and Root Crops in the Handbook of Plant Breeding.They include starchy staple crops that are of increasing importance for global food security and relief of poverty, important millennium goals for the United Nations. Indeed, 2008 was the UN International Year of the Potato in recognition of this role of the potato as... more...

  • Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resourcesby Susan Echaore-McDavid; Richard A McDavid

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40

    Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources describes more than 80 jobs in agriculture and agricultural-related fields, including farming, aquaculture and commercial fishing, forest production and management, agriscience, agricultural services, food and beverage, pet and animal services, veterinary medicine, and education and communications.... more...

  • Uncertain Perilby Claire Hope Cummings

    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...

  • Genetics and Genomics of the Brassicaceaeby Renate Schmidt; Ian Bancroft

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 290.91

    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...

  • Practices of Irrigation & On-farm Water Management: Volume 2by Hossain Ali

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 209.00

    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...

  • Urban Agricultureby David Tracey

    New Society Publishers 2011; US$ 21.99

    The new food revolution happening right where you live more...

  • Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resourcesby Chittaranjan Kole

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 259.00

    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...

  • Nature as Measureby Wes Jackson; Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 16.99

    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 Virtues of Ignoranceby Bill Vitek; Wes Jackson

    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...

  • Cultivating an Ecological Conscienceby Frederick L. Kirschenmann; Constance L. Falk

    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...