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  • Losing your Landby An Ansoms; Thea Hilhorst

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Examines a fresh aspect of one of the highest profile issues facing Africa today - land grabbing - and shows just how widespread the impact of small-scale dispossession is, how it coalesces with local power dynamics, resulting in the disruption of people's lives and threatening their continuing welfare and stability. more...

  • The Real Food Revolutionby Congressman Tim Ryan

    Hay House 2014; US$ 24.95

    Today a buck gets you a quick burger (or two), but what’s the real cost of that meal? The rates of chronic disease—specifically diseases like diabetes, caused by our lifestyles—have grown exponentially in recent years, edging medical expenses ever higher while threatening to give America its first generation to actually live shorter... more...

  • Understanding Environmental Policy Processesby James Keeley; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    A critical analysis of the post-Rio consensus on environment and development which questions the role of particular forms of internationalized elite scientific expertise. It asks why certain understandings of environmental change stick with such tenacity. In exploring this, the authors unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policymaking, looking... more...

  • Depolarizing Food and Agricultureby Andrew Barkley; Paul W. Barkley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Many issues in food and agriculture are portrayed as increasingly polarized. These include industrial vs. sustainable agriculture, conventional vs. organic production methods, and global vs. local food sourcing, to name only three. This book addresses the origins, validity, consequences, and potential resolution of these and other divergences.  ... more...

  • Coffeeby Gavin Fridell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    In a world of high finance, unprecedented technological change, and cyber billionaires, it is easy to forget that a major source of global wealth is, literally, right under our noses. Coffee is one of the most valuable Southern exports, generating billions of dollars in corporate profits each year, even while the majority of the world’s 25 million... more...

  • Soil Geography of the USAby James G. Bockheim

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Since 1980, our understanding of the factors and processes governing the distribution of soils on the Earth?s surface has increased dramatically, as have the techniques for studying soil patterns. The approach used?in this book?relies on the National Resources Conservation Service databases to delineate the distribution of each of the eight diagnostic... more...

  • Agricultural Ecologyby Joy Tivy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    This book analyses the nature of the relationships between crops, livestock and the bio-physical environment, and the extent to which man has managed and modified the products and environment to suit his/her own particular needs. more...

  • Agricultural and Food Controversies: What Everyone Needs to Knowby F. Bailey Norwood; Pascal A. Oltenacu; Michelle S. Calvo-Lorenzo

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    The world is more interested in issues surrounding agricultural and food issues than ever before. Are pesticides safe? Should we choose locally grown food? Why do some people embrace new agricultural technologies while others steadfastly defend traditional farming methods? In the debates about organic food, genetically modified organisms, and farm... more...

  • India's Organic Farming Revolutionby Sapna E. Thottathil

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    Should you buy organic food? Is it just a status symbol, or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? What about organic produce grown thousands of miles from our kitchens, or on massive corporately owned farms? Is ?local? or ?small-scale? better, even if it?s not organic? A lot of consumers who would like to do the right... more...

  • More than the Soilby Jonathan Rigg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    More than the Soil focuses on the social, cultural, economic and technological processes that have transformed rural areas of Southeast Asia. The underlying premise is that rural lives and livelihoods in this region have undergone fundamental change. No longer can we assume that rural livelihoods are founded on agriculture; nor can we assume that... more...