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  • Adaptation and Fitness in Animal Populationsby Hans-Ulrich Graser; Richard Frankham

    Springer 2008; US$ 199.00

    Fitness and adaptation are fundamental characteristics of plant and animal species, enabling them to survive in their environment and to adapt to the inevitable changes in this environment. This book brings together a sample of the world's leading scientists in animal breeding and evolutionary genetics to exchange knowledge. more...

  • Adaptive Environmental Managementby Catherine Allan; George H. Stankey

    Springer 2009; US$ 89.99

    Conceptually, adaptive management is simply learning from past management actions to improve future planning and management. However, adaptive management has proved difficult to achieve in practice. This book presents lessons learned from case studies, to provide managers with access to relevant information. more...

  • Advances in Modeling Agricultural Systemsby Petraq J. Papajorgji; Panos M. Pardalos

    Springer 2008; US$ 199.00

    Presents a review of advances in the mathematical modeling of agricultural systems. This book covers a broad spectrum of problems and applications based on internet and communications technology, as well as methodological approaches based on the integration of different simulation and data management tools. more...

  • Afforestation, Reforestation and Forest Restoration in Arid and Semi-arid Tropicsby Panna Ram Siyag

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    The book is a comprehensive manual of practice for execution of afforestation and tree planting programmes in arid and semi-arid tropics. It includes a compact running account of the technology of afforestation and the relevant principles and practices in management of afforestation projects. It provides a wide range of structured information and a... more...

  • African Urban Harvestby Gordon Prain; Diana Lee-Smith; Nancy Karanja

    Springer 2010; US$ 169.00

    Over the past two decades, how has urban agriculture changed in sub-Saharan Africa? Is city farming now better integrated into environmental management and city governance? And, looking ahead, how might urban agriculture address the needs of the low-income households and modernizing cities of Africa? In this book, leading specialists in the fields... more...

  • After the Green Revolutionby Gordon R. Conway; Edward B. Barbier

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'The Green Revolution' of the 60's and 70's produced immense gains in food cereal production in the Third World. But there are huge problems in the 'post-revolutionary' era: farmers with small or marginal holdings have benefited less than wealthier farmers; intensive mono-cropping has made production more susceptible to environmental stresses and shocks.... more...

  • Agri-Cultureby Jules Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    'Refreshingly fluent narrative, brimming full of stories and metaphors' Tim O'Riordan, University of East Anglia, UK 'A great balance between storytelling and analysis which points to the critical need for gaining control over resources' Jacqueline Ashby, CIAT, Colombia 'Full of supporting evidence and clear arguments' Norman Uphoff, Cornell University,... more...

  • Agricultural Bioinformaticsby P.B. Kavi Kishor; Rajib Bandopadhyay; Prashanth Suravajhala

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    A common approach to understanding the functional repertoire of a genome is through functional genomics. With systems biology burgeoning, bioinformatics has grown to a larger extent for plant genomes where several applications in the form of protein-protein interactions (PPI) are used to predict the function of proteins. With plant genes evolutionarily... more...

  • Agricultural Biotechnologyby Hemant Rawat

    Oxford Book Co. 2008; US$ 95.00

    This book is the study of techniques, methods and processes that are adopted and applied to plants generally for genetic manipulation for attaining plant varietiecs with advantageous characteristics that have greater utility in industrial agricultural, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other purposes. The present book is (a) unique, concise, up-to-date... more...

  • Agricultural Biotechnologyby G.J. Persley; L. MacIntyre

    CABI 2002; US$ 112.00

    Presents further material generated by the World Bank/ISNAR/Australian government biotechnology study. The volume covers the present status and future prospects for the application of biotechnology to solve agricultural and environmental problems in 12 countries. more...