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  • A Farm Dies Once a Yearby Arlo Crawford

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 25.99

    A Book of the Month for GQ , The New Yorker , and Flavorwire "Beautifully told?In this one season of life, Crawford's writing about the work, people, nature and his family legacy reveals much about a simple life, and reminds us all to appreciate life's riches."-- Seattle Post Intelligencer "A must-read?"-- Washington Independent Review... more...

  • Crop Protectionby Jean-Philippe Deguine

    Science Publishers 2014; US$ 104.95

    This book is a synthesis and a celebration of a large body of agro-ecological research carried out on the management of the pests of cotton, one of the world?s major crops and one which has historically been a very heavy consumer of inputs of pesticides. It demonstrates how agro-ecological approaches to pest management are at last approaching the ?mainstream?,... more...

  • Improved Grassland Managementby A S Laidlaw; John Frame

    Crowood 2013; US$ 28.99

    This new, fully updated and revised edition of Improved Grassland Management covers all aspects of grassland management and is of particular relevance to the UK and the Republic of Ireland, although the principles discussed apply to all temperate grassland zones. Almost twenty years ago, when the original edition of this book was written by John Frame,... more...

  • Regenerating Agricultureby Jules N. Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable alternative - a form of agriculture which conserves... more...

  • Deutsche Tierrassen. Pferde, Rinder, Schafe, Schweineby

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 38.15

    In diesem kulturhistorisch einmaligen Werk werden in Deutschland verbreitete Nutztierrassen - Pferde, Rinder, Schafe und Schweine - erfasst und in Wort und Bild vorgestellt. Die Darstellung der Tierrassen ist gegliedert in: - Zuchtgebiet und Zuchtbetrieb - Maßnahmen zur Förderung der Zucht - Äußere Erscheinung - Gebrauchszweck und Leistung Ergänzt... more...

  • More Scenes from the Rural Lifeby Verlyn Klinkenborg; Nigel Peake

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Verlyn Klinkenborg's regular column, The Rural Life, is one of the most read and beloved in the New York Times. Since 1997, he has written eloquently on every aspect, large and small, of life on his upstate New York farm, including his animals, the weather and landscape, and the trials and rewards of physical labor, as well as broader issues about... more...

  • Farming Cubaby Carey Clouse

    Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. With fuel, fertilizers, and pesticides disappearing overnight, citizens began growing their own organic produce anywhere they could find space? on rooftops, balconies, vacant... more...

  • Farms Trees and Farmersby J. E. Michael Arnold; Peter A. Dewees

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This title aims to provide introductory and concluding surveys of the subject of farms, trees and farmers. Two central parts explore trends in farmer tree-growing and the factors which influence decision-making. Eight case studies cover, among other topics, the need for tree products, market access, the allocation of land and labour, and exposure to... more...

  • Land and Waterby Thomas Kruchem; Anthony Hocking; Thomas Kruchem

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 14.19

    Our world has a problem. Malnutrition is on the rise again. After 30 years of regression, the tide turned in 2008. It's expected that by 2050 the planet will be supporting more than nine billion people, and nobody knows if they will have enough to eat. The most critical situation is in Africa, where in many places half the population is already starving.... more...

  • Biological Controls for Preventing Food Deteriorationby Neeta Sharma

    Wiley 2014; US$ 199.95

    Various biotic factors cause diseases in crops, which result in food losses. Historically pesticide development has been instructive to us in terms of the benefits derived as well as the hazards that accompany their indiscriminate use. The application of fertilizers and pesticides to crops has become a norm in agricultural production, but this has... more...