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Agriculture; Vocational guidance

  • Soil-Specific Farmingby Rattan Lal; B.A. Stewart

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 139.95

    Faced with challenges of resource scarcity and environmental degradation, it is important to adopt innovative farming systems that maximize resource efficiency while protecting the environment. This volume focuses on principles and applications of soil-specific farming, providing information on rapidly evolving agricultural technologies. The book... more...

  • Permacultureby Jan Martin Bang

    Floris Books 2015; US$ 21.86

    Permaculture design has been the bedrock of the growth of the worldwide network of Ecovillages since the mid 1990s. A well-developed set of educational programmes has evolved too, including the Permaculture design foundation course.<br><br>This invaluable source book brings together everything students on such courses need to know about... more...

  • Resilient Agricultureby Laura Lengnick

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

    Creating agile, resilient foodsheds to feed a warming world more...

  • Erfolgsfaktoren digitaler Marktplätze in der Agrar- und Ernährungsindustrieby Prof. Dr. Rolf A. E. Müller; Michael Clasen

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2015; US$ 89.95

    Michael Clasen erarbeitet Erfolgsfaktoren digitaler Marktplätze. Er zeigt, dass in erster Linie die Liquidität über den Erfolg entscheidet, d.h. die Anzahl an Kauf- und Verkaufgesuchen. Positiv wirkt sich ebenfalls eine internationale Ausrichtung aus. Das Angebot von Zusatzdiensten hat dagegen einen negativen Einfluss auf den Erfolg. more...

  • Family Urban Agriculture in Russiaby Louiza Boukharaeva; Marcel Marloie

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 159.00

    The book results from research carried out by the authors since 1999 on urban gardening collectives in Russia, then from the extension of this research towards collective urban gardening in France, with some investigations in other European Union Member States and Brazil. This research was carried out within the framework of Kazan University (currently,... more...

  • Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plantsby Dilfuza Egamberdieva; Smriti Shrivastava; Ajit Varma

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 189.00

    This book describes the various applications of microorganisms in improving plant growth, health and the efficiency of phytochemical production. The chapters trace topics such as the role of PGPRs in improving salt stress and heavy metal tolerance in plants; the prevention and control of plant diseases; boosting soil fertility and agriculture productivity;... more...

  • 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 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...