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  • The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animalsby Gail Damerow

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2011; US$ 24.95

    Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. Or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, even urban and suburban residents can successfully raise chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep,... more...

  • Teaming with Nutrientsby Jeff Lowenfels

    Timber Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Just as he demystified the soil food web in his ground-breaking book Teaming with Microbes , in this new work Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition from an organic gardener?s perspective. Most gardeners realize that plants need to be fed but know little or nothing about the nature of the nutrients and the mechanisms involved. In... more...

  • Where Am I Eatingby Kelsey Timmerman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    A deeply human-centered perspective on the origins of America's food Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global food producers and the American consumer, providing an insightful look at how our eating habits affect farmers and fishermen around the world. Follow the author on his global quest to meet the workers that nurture, harvest, and... more...

  • Gaining Groundby Forrest Pritchard; Joel Salatin

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    With humor and pathos, Forrest Pritchard recounts his ambitious and often hilarious endeavors to save his family?s seventh-generation farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Through many a trial and error, he not only saves Smith Meadows from insolvency but turns it into a leading light in the sustainable, grass-fed, organic farm-to-market community.   ... more...

  • Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maizeby Ramakrishna Wusirika; Martin Bohn; Jinsheng Lai; Chittaranjan Kole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Sequencing of the maize genome has opened up new opportunities in maize breeding, genetics and genomics research. This book highlights modern trends in development of hybrids, analysis of genetic diversity, molecular breeding, comparative and functional genomics, epigenomicsand proteomics in maize. The use of maize in biofuels, phytoremediation and... more...

  • Climate Change and Agriculture in India: Studies from Selected River Basinsby K. Palanisami; C. R. Ranganathan; Udaya Sekhar Nagothu; Krishna Reddy Kakumanu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book provides an overview of climate change in India using river basin data and analytical and econometric methods. It, first , makes a quantitative assessment of how climate change affects agricultural and food production systems; second , predicts how these systems may respond to climate change; and third , suggests adaptation measures and... more...

  • Animal Husbandry Regainedby John Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should eat less meat and pay more attention to environmental protection, animal welfare and human health and well-being.   The aim of this book is... 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...

  • Economics of Water Management in Agricultureby Thomas Bournaris; Julio Berbel; Basil Manos; Davide Viaggi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    This book includes a set of papers from distinguished scholars who critically examine economic issues relating to the relationship between water and agriculture, with a special focus on irrigation. Employing state of the art methodologies, they address the most relevant issues in water policy. The volume offers a wide spectrum of innovative approaches... more...

  • Landwirtschaft in der Frühen Neuzeitby Walter Achilles

    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...