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  • Perspectives for Agroecosystem Managementby Peter Schroder; J. Pfadenhauer; J. Munch

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 92.95

    Sustainable agriculture is a key concept for scientists, researchers, and agricultural engineers alike. This book focuses on the FAM- project (FAM Munich Research Network on Agroecosystems) of the 1990s as a means to assessing, forecasting, and evaluating changes in the agroecosystems that are necessary for agricultural sustainability. The management... more...

  • Crisis and Opportunityby John E. Ikerd

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 18.95

    In Crisis and Opportunity, John E. Ikerd outlines the consequences of agricultural industrialization, then details the methods that can restore economic viability, ecological soundness, and social responsibility to our agricultural system and thus ensure sustainable agriculture as the foundation of a sustainable food system and a sustainable society. more...

  • Biological Control Programmes in Canada, 1981-2000by P.G. Mason; J.T. Huber

    CABI 2001; US$ 190.00

    This book follows on from a previous volume "Biological Control Programmes against Insects and Weeds in Canada, 1969-1980" published in 1994. It includes chapters written by well known scientists involved in work on biological control between 1981 and 2000. 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...

  • Institutions and Sustainabilityby Volker Beckmann; Martina Padmanabhan

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Focuses on the institutional perspective on the management of natural resources in the light of the interdisciplinary debate on sustainability. This book reflects the trends in combining institutions and sustainability, and summarises conceptual developments in environmental economics. more...

  • Traditional Food Production and Rural Sustainable Developmentby Teresa de Noronha Vaz; Peter Nijkamp; Jean-Louis Rastoin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    Illustrated by a range of case studies from across Europe, this volume examines the interface of agricultural development and the social and economic feasibility of traditional modes of production and consumption. It provides an overview of the various strategies and policies concerning sustainable agriculture and provides a critical review of the... more...

  • Sustainable Rural Systemsby Guy Robinson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Drawing on a wide range of topical case studies from across the UK and Canada, this volume provides an in-depth analysis of the progress made so far towards sustainability within rural systems. Focussing specifically upon sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural communities, the studies also suggest positive directions for future policy practice. 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...

  • Benchmarking in Food and Farmingby Lisa Jack

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    At a time in which farmers and their advisors are keen to make greater use of performance information for survival and growth, Lisa Jack's book provides an overview of benchmarking practices within and without the agricultural industry and evaluates the potential of these practices to create sustainable innovation in food and farming. more...

  • Biosystems Engineeringby Ahindra Nag

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 155.00

    Maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impact Develop sustainable products, energy sources, and processes using the concepts and methods contained in this interdisciplinary resource. Biosystems Engineering discusses how to effectively merge solid design techniques with biology and the applied sciences.  Featuring chapters by... more...