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  • The Meat Crisisby John Webster; Joyce D'Silva

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally 60 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that methane emissions from cattle and other livestock are major contributors to greenhouse gas levels and to climate change. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts... more...

  • Nature as Measureby Wes Jackson; Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 16.95

    Wes Jackson can teach us many things about the land, soil, and conservation, but what most resonates is this: The ecosphere is self-regulating, and as often as we attempt to understand it, we are not its builders, and our manuals will often be faulty. The only responsible way to learn the nuances of the land is to study the soil and vegetation in... more...

  • Cultivating an Ecological Conscienceby Frederick L. Kirschenmann; Constance L. Falk

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    Theologian, academic, and third-generation organic farmer Frederick L. Kirschenmann is a celebrated agricultural thinker. In the last thirty years he has tirelessly promoted the principles of sustainability and has become a legend in his own right. Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher documents Kirschenmann's evolution... more...

  • Towards a Sustainable Asiaby Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 139.00

    The product of a major regional research project, this is one of a series of books analyzing the fundamental questions surrounding sustainability in Asia. This volume assesses the cultural perspectives, particularly those related to agriculture. more...

  • Challenging Post-conflict Environmentsby Dr Rebecca Roberts; Professor Alpaslan Özerdem; Professor Nana K Poku

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Crossing disciplinary boundaries, this volume by Özerdem and Roberts conceptualizes the challenges of developing sustainable agriculture in post-conflict environments as well as identifying the policies and practical solutions to achieve sustainable agricultural production which is central to the survival of humanity. Without sustainable agriculture,... more...

  • Sustainable Foodby Michael Mobbs

    Choice 2012; US$ 23.67

    After renovating his inner-city Sydney terrace and making it almost entirely self-sufficient in energy, water and waste disposal, Michael Mobbs realised his house was sustainable, but he wasn’t. While his house saves 100,000 litres of dam water a year, the same amount of water is used to produce ten days’ worth of food for the average Australian.... more...

  • Resilient Agricultureby Laura Lengnick

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 19.95

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

  • Technological Change In Agricultureby Dominic Hogg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 176.00

    Why do modern agricultural techniques, which are environmentally damaging, continue to be used? This path-breaking book seeks the answer to that question in an understanding of evolution of agricultural research in its cultural context. more...

  • Agroecosystem Sustainabilityby Stephen R. Gliessman

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 132.95

    Agroecologists from around the world share their experiences in the analysis and development of indicators of agricultural sustainability in Agroecosystem Sustainability: Developing Practical Strategies. The authors build on the resource-conserving aspects of traditional, local, and small-scale agriculture while at the same time drawing on modern ecological... more...

  • Food and Water Securityby U. Aswathanarayana

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 172.95

    This book deals with ways and means of managing food and water security in various agroclimatic environments through the integration of R & D, training, people participation, agronomic practices, economic instruments, and administrative policies. It includes contributions by global experts in the field, who elaborate on the governance of food security,... more...