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  • 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...

  • Plant Resources for Food, Fuel and Conservationby Robert James Henry

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 90.00

    Agriculture and food production have a large footprint on the landscape globally and compete for space with land for nature conservation. This book explores the competition between the food needs of a growing human population and the conservation of biodiversity as intensified by the emerging use of crops for energy production. As concern about the... more...

  • Self-Sufficient Agricultureby Robert Tripp

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Low external-input technology (or LEIT) is an increasingly prominent subject in discussions of sustainable agriculture. There are growing calls for self-sufficient agriculture in an era experiencing diminishing returns from reliance upon expensive synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. There are many reasons to support strategies for low external input... more...

  • Agriculture, Biodiversity and Marketsby Stewart Lockie; David Carpenter

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Debate about how best to ensure the preservation of agricultural biodiversity is caught in a counter-productive polemic between proponents and critics of market-based instruments and agricultural modernisation. This book argues that neither position does justice to the range of strategies that farmers use to manage agrobiodiversity and other livelihood... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sustainable Agricultureby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer 2009; US$ 329.00

    Sustainable agriculture is an alternative for solving fundamental and applied issues related to food production in an ecological way. This book is suitable for scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations. 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...