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  • Edition antiker landwirtschaftlicher Werke in arabischer Spracheby Carlo Scardino

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    There has been a lack of scholarly attention to Arabic translations of ancient works on agriculture. The reconstruction of the Arabic tradition offered by the Prolegomena volume illustrates the importance of these translations in Arabic agricultural literature and enables better understanding of the genesis of the Byzantine Geoponika... more...

  • Becoming Salmonby Marianne Elisabeth Lien

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Becoming Salmon is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. In this careful and nuanced study, Marianne Elisabeth Lien explores how the growth of marine domestication has blurred traditional distinctions between fish and animals, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings,... more...

  • My Tiny Veg Plotby Lia Leendertz; Mark Diacono

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Food can be grown just about anywhere, and lack of space should not put you off growing and enjoying the taste of your own fresh vegetables. Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, doorways, often stairways, sometimes even a balcony or roof space. This book offers solutions... more...

  • Handbook of the International Political Economy of Agriculture and Foodby Alessandro Bonanno; Lawrence Busch

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This book tackles the central question of the political and structural changes and characteristics that govern agriculture and food. Original contributions explore this highly globalized economic sector by analyzing salient geographical regions and substantive topics. Along with chapters that investigate agri-food in North America, Europe, Latin America,... more...

  • Transition to Agricultural Market Economiesby A. Schmitz; W. H. Meyers

    CABI 2015; US$ 160.00

    It is believed that the major countries of the former Soviet Union—specifically Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine (KRU region)—are the part of the world with the most potential to increase food supplies and strengthen world food security. This book examines the future of the KRU countries in global agricultural markets and will examine a number... more...

  • Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Agricultureby Cornelio Alberto Zolin; Renato de A. R. Rodrigues

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Climate change and its impact on water resources in agriculture pose one of the biggest challenges for food, energy, fiber, and water security worldwide and, as a consequence, for society. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach towards climate change and water resources in agriculture and provides a comprehensive perspective about the core... more...

  • Applications of Furrow and Micro Irrigation in Arid and Semi-Arid Regionsby Megh R. Goyal

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    Applications of Furrow and Micro Irrigation in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions , the fifth volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, addresses the ever-challenging need for irrigation systems in arid and semi-arid regions of the world, areas that are suffering from severe water shortages. These areas, such as Egypt, Tunisia,... more...

  • Conservation Agriculture in Subsistence Farmingby C. Chan; J. Fantle-Lepczyk

    CABI 2015; US$ 160.00

    Conservation agriculture systems have long-term impacts on livelihoods, agricultural production, gender equity, and regional economic development of tribal societies in South Asia. This book presents South Asia as a case study, due to the high soil erosion caused by monsoon rainfall and geophysical conditions in the region, which necessitate conservation... more...

  • Birth, Death, and a Tractorby Kelly Payson-Roopchand

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    Once there were no stone walls. For the fiercely idealistic Yankee homesteader, a small family farm was worth fighting for, and the rocky soil yielded far more than walls. Cleared and plowed, it fed a family and provided a living. Oxen gave way to horses, horses to tractors, and still the farm persisted and the family persevered, each generation... more...

  • Sustainability in Coffee Productionby Andrea Biswas-Tortajada; Asit K. Biswas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Coffee, as a commodity and through its global value chains, is the focus of much interest to achieve fair trade and equitable outcomes for producers, processors and consumers. It has iconic cultural and economic significance for Colombia, which is one of the world's major coffee producers for the global market. This book examines sustainable coffee... more...