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Agriculture; Vocational guidance

  • Springer Handbook of Marine Biotechnologyby Se-Kwon Kim

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 499.00

    This authoritative desk reference for scientists and practitioners in every field of marine biotechnology has complete coverage of the subject, from bioproduct sources and how to isolate them, to production and applications in pharmacology and bioenergy. more...

  • The Role of Bioinformatics in Agricultureby Santosh Kumar

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    Advances in information technology and next generation sequencing have propelled the use of bioinformatics in agriculture, especially in the area of crop improvement. An extremely large amount of genomics data is available from plants and animals due to tremendous improvements in the field. This book acquaints readers with state-of-the-art sequencing... more...

  • Omics Technologies and Crop Improvementby Noureddine Benkeblia

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    Increased world population, decreased water supply, and climate change all put stresses on the global food supply. An exploration of the challenges and possible solutions to improve yields of the main crops, such as cereals, roots, tubers, and grasses, Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement reviews data on food sciences and omics. The book covers... more...

  • The Vandana Shiva Readerby Vandana Shiva; Wendell Berry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    "Her great virtue as an advocate is that she is not a reductionist. Her awareness of the complex connections among economy and nature and culture preserves her from oversimplification. So does her understanding of the importance of diversity." -- Wendell Berry, from the foreword Motivated by agricultural devastation in her home country of India,... more...

  • Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restorationby Zakaria Solaiman; Lynette K. Abbott; Ajit Varma

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 189.00

    This volume explores the various functions and potential applications of mycorrhizas, including topics such as the dynamics of root colonization, soil carbon sequestration and the function of mycorrhizas in extreme environments. Some contributions focus on the use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in various crop production processes, including soil... more...

  • Industrial Cropsby Von Mark V. Cruz; David A. Dierig

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 239.00

    The volume on Industrial Crop Breeding will be part of the series, Handbook of Plant Breeding. This volume will focus on the emerging area of plant breeding for sustainable production of transportation fuels and bio based products using the current advances in the field. The book is scheduled to consist of a total number of 30 chapters divided into... more...

  • Plant Biotechnologyby Agnes Ricroch; Surinder Chopra; Shelby Fleischer

    Springer 2014; US$ 189.00

    Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge agriculturally relevant plant biotechnologies and applications in a manner that is accessible to all. This book introduces the scope and method of plant biotechnologies and molecular breeding within the context of environmental analysis and assessment, a diminishing supply of productive... more...

  • White Rust of Crucifers: Biology, Ecology and Managementby Govind Singh Saharan; Prithwi Raj Verma; Prabhu Dayal Meena; Arvind Kumar

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    White rust caused by the fungus Albugo is the most devastating disease known to occur in more than 50 countries and infects about 400 plant species belonging to 31 families worldwide including important vegetable crucifers, oil yielding Brassicas, ornamental plants and numerous weeds. This book on ?White Rust? deals with the aspects on ?the disease?... more...

  • Kulturpflanzenby Thomas Miedaner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 29.99

    Wussten Sie, dass Roggen einmal unser wichtigstes Nahrungsmittel war, fehlendes Brot die Französische Revolution auslöste, es ohne Kartoffel keine Industrialisierung gegeben hätte und Mais die Verelendung ganzer italienischer Landstriche bewirkte? Auch die Krankheiten unserer Kulturpflanzen machten Geschichte. Seit dem frühen Mittelalter gefährdet... more...

  • Plastid Biologyby Steven Theg; Francis-Andre Wollman

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 239.00

    Plastids are the sites of conversion of solar energy into the chemical energy usable to sustain life. They are also responsible for the production of the vast majority of the oxygen in the atmosphere. Through these activities they play a unique role in the biosphere, producing two critical products upon which life on Earth depends. It covers in 21... more...