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  • The Shepherd's Lifeby James Rebanks

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 27.18

    From James Rebanks, the Herdwick Shepherd, comes The Shepherd's Life , a story of the Lake District and its people which could redefine the literature of rural life Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have... more...

  • Proactive Strategies for Protecting Speciesby C. Josh Donlan

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Now forty years old, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) remains a landmark act in conservation and one of the world?s most comprehensive laws designed to prevent species extinctions and support recovery efforts for imperiled species. A controversial law and often subject to political attack, the ESA is successful overall but not without difficulties.... more...

  • The Hired Ladby Ian Campbell Thomson

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 8.74

    Ian Campbell Thomson relives his time as a young farmworker on a Stirlingshire farm after the Second World War. It is a touching coming-of-age tale: we see the author make new friends and romances while finding his own way in a changing world. He describes the passing of age-old country ways, as technology begins to replace traditional farming methods.... more...

  • Phosphate in Soilsby H. Magdi Selim

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 139.95

    Several studies have suggested varied interactions of heavy metals with phosphates in soils and the effects of phosphate on the bioavailability and mobility of heavy metals. Edited by one of the best specialists in soil science, this book focuses on the impact of phosphate on the fate of heavy metals in soils and heavy metals in the soil-water-plant... more...

  • Essex Land Girlsby Dee Gordon

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    As much as 70 per cent of Essex is agricultural, and given its proximity to the capital it's not surprising that so many members of the Women's Land Army found themselves on Essex farms and fields during the First and Second World Wars. Thanks to the work of the Women's Land Army, Britain did not starve. This book includes not only interviews with... more...

  • Physiological Responses of Plants to Attackby Dale Walters

    Wiley 2015; US$ 81.95

    Despite the research effort put into controlling pathogens, pests and parasitic plants, crop losses are still a regular feature of agriculture worldwide. This makes it important to manage the crop appropriately in order to maximise yield. Understanding the relationship between the occurrence and severity of attack, and the resulting yield loss,... more...

  • Riceby Francesca Bray; Peter A. Coclanis; Edda Fields-Black; Dagmar Schaefer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Rice is a first step toward a history of rice and its place in capitalism from global and comparative perspectives. more...

  • What Nature Does For Britainby Tony Juniper

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.65

    From the peat bogs and woodlands that help to secure our water supply, to the bees and soils that produce most of the food we eat, Britain is rich in 'natural capital'. Yet we take supplies of clean water and secure food for granted, rarely considering the free work nature does for Britain. In fact for years we have damaged the systems that sustain... more...

  • Conservation and Development in Cambodiaby Sarah Milne; Sango Mahanty

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Written by leading authorities from Australasia, Europe and North America, this book examines the dynamic conflicts and synergies between nature conservation and human development in contemporary Cambodia. After suffering conflict and stagnation in the late twentieth century, Cambodia has experienced an economic transformation in the last decade,... more...

  • Coffee Agroecologyby Ivette Perfecto; John Vandermeer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95

    Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty years as well as incorporating the vast literature that has... more...