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  • Settlement, Market and Food Securityby OECD Publishing; Sahel and West Africa Club

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 70.00

    Settlement dynamics have been reshaping West Africa’s social and economic geography. These spatial transformations - high urbanisation and economic concentration - favour the development of market-oriented agriculture. With the population of West Africa set to double by 2050, agricultural production systems will undergo far-reaching transformations.... more...

  • Horse Packingby Charles Johnson Post

    Skyhorse Publishing 2007; US$ 12.95

    Horse packingóusing horses (and sometimes mules) as a form of conveyance for supplies and goodsówas once a cornerstone of human transportation. Filled with precisely drawn illustrations and written instructions on the many types of required hitches, cordage, ropes, splices, and knots, this practical guide expertly covers all aspects of a formerly... more...

  • Crop Breeding: A Contemporary Basisby P. B. Vose; S. G. Blixt

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    The aim of this book is to gather together, in an integrated manner, information on the physiology and technology of contemporary plant breeding. The approach is multidisciplinary, with special emphasis being placed on the application of theoretical knowledge to the solution of practical problems concerned with the improvement of crop yield through... more...

  • Genetic Improvement of Solanaceous Crops Volume 2by M K Razdan

    Science Publishers 2006; US$ 135.95

    Potato is the most significant non-cereal crop. Much attention has been paid to this commercially important crop. The aim of this volume is to capture the recent advances made in improving potatoes using traditional breeding methods as well as genetic engineering technology. The book provides a critical appraisal of the state-of-the-art finding on... more...

  • The Illustrated Guide to Pigsby Celia Lewis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    The Illustrated Guide to Pigs covers the 35 most familiar breeds of pigs in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics and information about how to look after them. Each breed has been illustrated with delightful paintings by the author. Introductory sections... more...

  • Biorenewable Resourcesby Robert C. Brown; Tristan R. Brown

    Wiley 2013; US$ 99.95

    Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, 2nd Edition will provide comprehensive coverage of engineering systems that convert agricultural crops and residues into bioenergy and biobased products. This edition is thoroughly updated and revised to better serve the needs of the professional and research fields working with... more...

  • Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Valuesby R. A. Mrode

    CABI 2014; US$ 95.00

    The prediction of producing desirable traits in offspring such as increased growth rate, or superior meat, milk and wool production is a vital economic tool to the animal scientist. Summarising the latest developments in genomics relating to animal breeding values and design of breeding programmes, this new edition includes models of survival analysis,... more...

  • The Selection Process of Biomass Materials for the Production of Bio-Fuels and Co-firingby N. Altawell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 125.00

    A functional discussion of the crop selection process for biomass energy The Selection Process of Biomass Materials for the Production of Bio-fuels and Co-firing provides a detailed examination and analysis for a number of energy crops and their use as a source for generating electricity and for the production of bio-fuels. Renowned renewable... more...

  • Diamondsby Ian Smillie

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Diamonds are a multi-billion dollar business involving some of the world’s largest mining companies, a million and a half artisanal diggers, more than a million cutters and polishers and a huge retail jewellery sector. But behind the sparkle of the diamond lies a murkier story, in which rebel armies in Angola, Sierra Leone and the Congo turned... more...

  • Bad Harvestby Nigel Dudley; Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud; Francis Sullivan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The world's forests are disappearing at an alarming rate, and with disastrous consequences. Demand for wood and paper products ranks high amongst the causes of deforestation and forest degradation, and is now the major cause of loss in those forests richest in wildlife. There is a great deal to be done to improve the timber industry before our forests... more...