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  • Handbook on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversityby P. A. L. D. Nunes; P. Kumar; T. Dedeurwaerdere

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 60.00

    In recent years, there has been a marked proliferation in the literature on economic approaches to ecosystem management, which has created a subsequent need for real understanding of the scope and the limits of the economic approaches to ecosystems and biodiversity. Within this Handbook, carefully commissioned original contributions from acknowledged... more...

  • Agrarian Dreamsby Julie Guthman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this groundbreaking study of organic farming, Julie Guthman challenges accepted wisdom about organic food and agriculture in the Golden State. Many continue to believe that small-scale organic farming is the answer to our environmental and health problems, but Guthman refutes popular portrayals that pit "small organic" against "big organic" and... more...

  • Farmer Innovation in Africaby Chris Reij; Ann Waters-Bayer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    One of Africa's major untapped resources is the creativity of its farmers. This book presents a series of clear and detailed studies that demonstrate how small-scale farmers, both men and women, experiment and innovate in order to improve their livelihoods, despite the adverse conditions and lack of appropriate external support with which they have... more...

  • Biological Controls for Preventing Food Deteriorationby Neeta Sharma

    Wiley 2014; US$ 214.50

    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...

  • Advances in Agronomyby Donald L Sparks

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 193.00

    Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial. Timely and state-of-the-art reviews Distinguished, well recognized authors A venerable... more...

  • Soils for Landscape Developmentby Elke Haege; Simon Leake

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 69.95

    Provides a clear, practical template for specifying landscape soils based on scientific criteria. more...

  • Nitrogen Management in Crop Productionby Nand Kumar Fageria

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 159.95

    One of the main approaches for safeguarding food security, sustainable development has increased demand for knowledge on fertilizer management in crop production. Among essential plant nutrients, nitrogen is one of the most important yield-limiting nutrients, mainly responsible for determining yield and yield components in cereals and legumes. It... more...

  • Soil Scienceby David L. Rowell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 107.95

    Offers a practical introduction to the various basic methods of assessing the properties of soil. Each method is explained in a concise and accessible manner, providing useful guidance on how each method might be used in a practical situation. more...

  • Communities and Livelihood Strategies in Developing Countriesby Keshav Lall Maharjan

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Sustainability of rural communities is threatened by a plethora of factors including climate change and disasters which interact in an intricate manner in making rural people vulnerable and poor. This book is the output of empirical research on communities and livelihood strategies in developing countries. It reveals how rural communities are functioning... more...

  • Food and Agricultural Wastewater Utilization and Treatmentby Sean X. Liu

    Wiley 2014; US$ 199.95

    Wastes, whether they are solid wastes or wastewater, are resources from which economic values may be derived. Almost all components of agricultural and food wastewater can be and should be utilized or recovered; the stumbling block of achieving this aspiration is economical, not technical. The last one and a half decades have seen the surging of agricultural... more...