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  • Abolition of Serfdom in Russiaby David Moon

    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...

  • Absentee Landowning and Exploitation in West Virginia, 1760-1920by Barbara Rasmussen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Absentee landowning has long been tied to economic distress in Appalachia. In this important revisionist study, Barbara Rasmussen examines the nature of landownership in five counties of West Virginia and its effects upon the counties' economic and social development. Rasmussen untangles a web of outside domination of the region that commenced before... more...

  • Achieving Sustainable Communities In A Global Economyby Ralph D. Christy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 134.00

    This important book explores alternative strategies in agricultural and rural development to address the impacts of globalization processes on smallholder agriculturalists and marginalized rural people. Its goal is twofold: (1) to identify and assess the key processes by which globalization is affecting the smallholder agricultural and rural sectors;... more...

  • Adaptation and Resilienceby Bonnie G. Colby; George B. Frisvold

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 105.00

    In America?s arid southwest, climate change will occur in the context of already-keen competition for water for agriculture, urban growth, electricity generation, water-based recreation, and environmental protections. This book explores the challenges that climate change and variability pose for water and energy managers and users, communities, and... more...

  • Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Managementby Dominic Stucker; Elena Lopez-Gunn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The impacts of human-induced climate change are largely mediated by water, such as alterations in precipitation and glacial melt patterns, variations in river flow, increased occurrence of droughts and floods, and sea level rise in densely populated coastal areas. Such phenomena impact both urban and rural communities in developed, emerging, and developing... more...

  • Addressing China's Water Scarcityby Jian Xie

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 24.99

    China faces a major challenge in managing its scarce water resources to sustain economic growth in the years ahead. This report provides an overview of China's water scarcity situation, assesses the policy and institutional requirements for addressing it, and recommends key areas for strengthening and reform. The issues covered in the report are... more...

  • Adjustment and Agriculture in Africaby Jennifer Clapp

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 178.00

    With the adoption of a World Bank-sponsored structural adjustment programme in the mid-1980s, Guinea underwent a dramatic change in its economic and agricultural policies. The country's experience over the past decade illustrates some of the most pressing problems encountered by African countries pursuing economic reform. This book analyses these difficulties... more...

  • Advances in Food and Beverage Labellingby Paul Berryman

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 265.00

    Advances in Food and Beverage Labelling reviews recent advances in labelling research and regulation, covering issues such as nutrition and hazard information, traceability, health claims and standardisation, as well as new labelling technologies and consumer issues. The EU Food Information Regulation will come into force in December 2014 and the... more...

  • Advances in Water Treatment and Pollution Preventionby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 179.00

    This book collects research papers on the causes and effects of water pollution, and measures to contain and even defeat water pollution worldwide. Outlines the need for greener water treatments, to reduce impact on ecosystems, human well-being and economies. more...

  • Advocates for the Oppressedby Malcolm Ebright

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Having written about Hispano land grants and Pueblo Indian grants separately, Malcolm Ebright now brings these narratives together for the first time, reconnecting them and resurrecting lost histories. more...