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  • Challenging Post-conflict Environmentsby Alpaslan Özerdem; Rebecca Roberts

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    By adopting a holistic multi-disciplinary approach which identifies key themes and case studies, this book sets the scene for the debate surrounding sustainable agriculture in post-conflict environments. Seeing 'fixing' agriculture as more than merely a technical matter, the volume focuses on this critical post-conflict challenge with social,... more...

  • Sustainable Foodby Michael Mobbs

    Choice 2012; US$ 26.74

    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...

  • Sustainable Agriculture Reviewsby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer 2013; US$ 189.00

    Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Soil Organic Matter in Sustainable Agricultureby Fred Magdoff; Ray R. Weil

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 125.95

    Recognition of the importance of soil organic matter (SOM) in soil health and quality is a major part of fostering a holistic, preventive approach to agricultural management. Students in agronomy, horticulture, and soil science need a textbook that emphasizes strategies for using SOM management  in the prevention of chemical, biological, and physical... more...

  • Technological Change In Agricultureby Dominic Hogg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 168.00

    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

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 125.95

    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...