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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95
The determination of when, how, how often and with whom an animal breeds is moving rapidly away from evolutionary pressures and towards human purposes: these include the breeding of around 50 billion mammals and birds for food production annually, the breeding of pedigree dogs and cats, racing dogs and horses, specialised laboratory animal strains... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 209.00
Due to the rapid increase in world population and improving living standards, the global agriculture sector is confronting with challenges for the sustainability of agricultural production and of the environment. Intensive high-yield agriculture is typically dependent on addition of fertilizers (synthetic chemicals, animal manure, etc.). However, non-point... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 209.00
The aim of this volume is to merge classical concepts of plant cell biology with the recent findings of molecular studies and real-world applications in a form attractive not only to specialists in the realm of fundamental research, but also to breeders and plant producers. Four sections deal with the control of development, the control of stress... more...
- International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 25.00
Proceedings of a workshop held in Ottawa, Canada, 16-17 May 1995. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 319.00
This book brings together a selection of original studies that address biodiversity and conservation in Europe. The contributions are drawn from a wide range of countries and discuss diverse organism and habitat types. They collectively provide a snap-shot of the sorts of studies and actions being taken in Europe to address issues in biodiversity and... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 209.00
This book examines various mechanisms of biological activities of biotic and abiotic biocontrol agents, highlighting the similarities in their mechanisms and indicating the possibilities of selecting compatible ones. more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
The Biology of Crop Productivity attempts to reassess and restate what is known about the biology underlying crop productivity. The prime question which this volume attempts to address is, "What is known about the biology of crop productivity from a range of diverse biological disciplines, and what needs to be known?" Is it possible to formulate the... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 209.00
The purpose of this book is to assess the potential effects of biotechnological approaches particularly genetic modification on biodiversity and the environment. All aspects of biodiversity such as ecological diversity, species diversity and genetic diversity are considered. Higher organisms contain a specific set of linear DNA molecules called chromosomes... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95
People have always grown food in urban spaces?on windowsills and sidewalks, and in backyards and neighborhood parks?but today, urban farmers are leading an environmental and social movement that transforms our national food system. To explore this agricultural renaissance, brothers David and Michael Hanson and urban farmer Edwin Marty document twelve... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 329.00
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...