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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
Common innovation is the contribution of ordinary people to innovation and the wealth of nations. Innovation and wealth creation are not merely the monopoly of business. While Schumpeter described business innovation as a, perennial gale of creative destruction, common innovation is more a, gentle and benign breeze. This book... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00
Growing scarcity of freshwater worldwide brings to light the need for sound water resource modeling and policy analysis. While a solid foundation has been established for many specific water management problems, combining those methods and principles in a unified framework remains an ongoing challenge. This Handbook aims to expand the scope of efficient... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99
During the Great Depression, with thousands on bread lines, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Fruit was left to rot on trees, crops were plowed under, and millions of piglets and sows were slaughtered and discarded. Many Americans... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and potential resolution of these and other divergences. ... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 27.00
?There's Money in Thirst,? reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so ?we're all aware that it has a price.? But for those who have no access to clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.99
In February 1861 Tsar Alexander II issued the statutes abolishing the institution of serfdom in Russia. The procedures set in motion by Alexander II undid the ties that bound together 22 million serfs and 100,000 noble estate owners, and changed the face of Russia. Rather than presenting abolition as an 'event' that happened in February 1861, The... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
Economics of Agricultural Development examines the causes, severity, and effects of poverty, population growth, and malnutrition in developing countries. It discusses potential solutions to these problems, progress made in many countries in recent years, and the implications of globalization for agriculture, poverty, and the environment. Topics... more...
- WIT Press 2014; US$ 240.00
Irrigation, the biggest water user in most regions of the world is facing serious challenges in balancing social, economic and environmental needs for water.These proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation and Drainage: Management, Technologies & Policies cover topics relating to the study of irrigation and water use. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
This book focuses on empirical experiences related to market development, and specifically new markets with structurally different characteristics than mainstream markets. Europe, Brazil, China and the rather robust and complex African experiences are covered to provide a rich multidisciplinary and multi-level analysis of the dynamics of newly emerging... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
In this book, Wanning Sun illuminates the harsh reality of inequality and discrimination that China?s rural migrant workers face every day, and how these workers use available media to negotiate these injustices. This book is essential reading for all concerned with the growing use of media in the cultural politics of our highly digitalized world.... more...