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  • Markets and States in Tropical Africaby Robert H. Bates

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Following independence, most countries in Africa sought to develop, but their governments pursued policies that actually undermined their rural economies. Examining the origins of Africa?s "growth tragedy," Markets and States in Tropical Africa has for decades shaped the thinking of practitioners and scholars alike. Robert H. Bates?s analysis now... more...

  • Key Concepts in Water Resource Managementby Jonathan Lautze

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve responses to the world?s water challenges, their practical... more...

  • Determining the Economic Value of Waterby Robert A. Young; John B. Loomis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 69.65

    Water provides benefits as a commodity for agriculture, industry, and households, and as a public good such as fisheries habitat, water quality and recreational use. To aid in cost-benefit analysis under conditions where market determined price signals are usually unavailable, economists have developed a range of alternative valuation methods for... more...

  • Dickens's Londonby Julian Wolfreys

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

    This phenomenological exploration of the streets of Dickens's London opens up new perspectives on the city and the writer.Taking Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project as an inspiration, Dickens's London offers an exciting and original project that opens a dialogue between phenomenology, philosophy and the Dickensian representation of the city in all its... more...

  • Agricultural Development and Tenancy Disputes in Japan, 1870-1940by Richard J. Smethurst

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.50

    Richard Smethurst shows that the growth of a rural market economy did not impoverish the Japanese farmer. Instead, it led to a general increase in rural prosperity. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist... more...

  • European Wood-pastures in Transitionby Tibor Hartel; Tobias Plieninger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions. This book examines the diverse expressions of wood-pastures... more...

  • Blueprint 4by D.W. Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Blueprint 4 continues the theme of Blueprint 2 in looking at the opportunities for using market forces for environmental ends. It assesses a range of possible imaginative 'global bargains', which give all parties a self-interested incentive to improve the global environment. The book begins by reviewing the principle global issues to be addressed,... more...

  • Terra e Águaby Thomas Kruchem; Kia Herbers

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 16.74

    Depois de recuar durante 30 anos, o problema da subnutrição tem vindo a crescer novamente desde 2008. Ninguém sabe como vão ser alimentadas as nove mil milhões de pessoas no ano 2050. A maior preocupação é a África, onde em muitos dos lugares quase metade da população passa fome. Juntos, a Zâmbia, Moçambique e a Tanzânia têm água e terra suficiente... more...

  • Operationalisierung der Ziele der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik der Europäischen Union für die Umweltmedien Boden und Wasserby Uwe Goppelt

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 53.42

    Hauptbeschreibung Die zunehmende Intensivierung und Technisierung der Landwirtschaft in der zweiten Hälfte des vergangenen Jahrhunderts führte zu teilweise schwerwiegenden Beeinträchtigungen der Umwelt. Die Europäische Union reagierte auf die wachsenden Missstände durch Reformen im Bereich der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik (GAP). Zugunsten der Koppelung... more...

  • Investitionen in den Agrarsektor der Ukraineby Uwe Cramer

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 38.94

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Geflügelproduktion, insbesondere die Mast von Hähnchen, boomt weltweit. Hähnchen haben, im Vergleich zu anderen landwirtschaftlichen Nutztieren, eine sehr gute Futterverwertung und eine sehr kurze Mastdauer. Auch lassen sich Hähnchen günstiger schlachten und verarbeiten als beispielsweise Schweine oder Rinder. Insgesamt kann... more...