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  • Biodiversity and Conservation in Europeby

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 289.00

    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...

  • Plant Growth Signalingby Laszlo Bögre

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 319.00

    This volume gives a comprehensive overview of what is known about plant growth regulation and growth restraints due to environmental conditions and should allow readers at all levels an entry into this exiting field of research. more...

  • A History of Farming Systems Researchby M. Collinson

    CABI 2000; US$ 200.00

    This book provides a detailed history of Farming Systems Research (FSR). While it includes the application of FSR to developed country agriculture, its main focus is on FSR in its original role, with small-scale, resource-poor farmers in less developed countries. more...

  • Sustainable Farmland Managementby R. Fish; S. Seymour; M. Steven

    CABI 2008; US$ 145.00

    Examining the relationship between sustainability and farmland management in differing temporal, spatial and production contexts, this book considers farmland multifunctionality, systems and systemic thinking, debate over information and knowledge, and ethical aspects. more...

  • Coping with Drought Risk in Agriculture and Water Supply Systemsby Ana Iglesias; Luis Garrote; Antonio Cancelliere; Francisco Cubillo; Donald A. Wilhite

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    This collection of papers has wide appeal. It includes subjects ranging from the social and hydrological context of Mediterranean countries, to the role of organizations and institutions in drought preparedness and case studies of effective interventions. more...

  • Agroforestry in Europeby Antonio Rigueiro-Rodríguez; María Rosa Mosquera-Losada

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 319.00

    This timely collection of research papers is augmented by detailed reviews of the main elements of European agroforestry and the issues that face it. The book provides an up-to-date and complete overview of agroforestry in Europe. more...

  • The Garden of Inventionby Jane S. Smith

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    The wide-ranging and delightful history of celebrated plant breeder Luther Burbank and the business of farm and garden in early twentieth- century America At no other time in history has there been more curiosity or concern about the food we eat-and genetically modified foods, in particular, have become both pervasive and suspect. A century ago,... more...

  • Innovation Africaby Pascal Sanginga; Ann Waters-Bayer; Susan Kaaria; Jemimah Njuki; Chesha Wettasinha

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95

    Agricultural research, extension and education can contribute greatly to enhancing agricultural production in a sustainable way and to reducing poverty in the developing world, but achievements have generally fallen short of expectations in Africa. In recent years, growing economic and demographic pressures - coupled with the entry of new market forces... more...

  • Agriculture in Urban Planningby Mark Redwood

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This volume, by graduate researchers working in urban agriculture, examines concrete strategies to integrate city farming into the urban landscape. Drawing on original field work in cities across the rapidly urbanizing global south, the book examines the contribution of urban agriculture and city farming to livelihoods and food security.   Case... more...

  • Cerealsby Marcelo J. Carena

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 219.00

    The objective of this volume is to increase the utilization of useful genetic resources and to raise awareness of the value of plant breeding and biotechnology. These, it argues, should lead to more sustainable crop production and ultimately food security. more...