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- Springer 2011; US$ 59.95
This book is a contribution of the authors to the food - fuel debate.During 2007 and 2008 several factors led to the food inflation problem: growing population, income distribution, urbanization, biofuel, social programs, production scarcity etc.. Biofuel got most of the blame for food inflation but its responsibility was only limited.There are several... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 69.95
This book, 'Fibre production in South American camelids and other fibre animals', covers the latest advances in the main fields of animals producing fibre. It deals with a wide scope of fibre animals and a great variety of subjects and is supported by the Animal Fibre Working Group belonging to the European Association of Animal Production.... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 18.95
Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family?s food on just a quarter acre?and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95
Chickens are fun, useful, and easy to keep. If you have ever considered raising your own backyard flock, The Illustrated Guide to Chickens is the book for you! It offers practical advice and contains all the information you need to choose from one of the 100 most familiar breeds of chicken in North America and Europe to raise. Each breed?s profile... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 29.95
Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics , Homesteading , and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 1991; US$ 280.00
"In der auf etwa 100 Bände angelegten Enzyklopädie-Reihe ist die drei Jahrhunderte umfassende Darstellung der frühneuzeitlichen Landwirtschaft ein zentrales Stück. Die Produktionsverhältnisse in der Agrarwirtschaft betrafen im gesamten behandelten Zeitraum unmittelbar den weitaus größten Teil der wirtschaftlich tätigen Bevölkerung und bestimmten in... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Hatherleigh Press 2014; US$ 5.95
YOUR BACKYARD FARMING EXPERIENCE BEGINS HERE! Whether for milk or beef, cattle are among the most versatile livestock for your new homestead. Backyard Farming: Raising Cattle is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for your herd. A comprehensive primer for first-time beef and dairy cow owners, Raising Cattle includes... more...
- 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...