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Agriculture

  • A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdessby Amanda Owen

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 13.38

    From bestselling author Amanda Owen come more tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm she shares with husband Clive, eight children and 900 sheep. In A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess she describes the age-old cycles of a farming year and the constant challenges the family faces, from being cut off in winter to... more...

  • Following the Wild Beesby Thomas D. Seeley

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Thomas Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it. Following the Wild Bees... more...

  • Agriculture: A Very Short Introductionby Paul Brassley; Richard Soffe

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99

    From the large corporation using enormous machines in the USA, to the woman with her hoe and her plot of cassava in Mozambique, to a Chinese collective farm worker in the rice fields, agriculture is essential for humanity to eat. This book looks at the many different types of agriculture and considers the challenges facing farmers today. more...

  • Resources, Technology and Sustainabilityby Joydeb Sasmal

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 159.00

    This book uses sound theoretical frameworks and econometric techniques to rigorously analyze and explain the conditions of sustainable growth in agriculture. It further investigates how management of natural resources and technological advances can enhance productivity and ensure sustainable growth in agriculture. Optimal control theory, dynamic optimization... more...

  • Governing Urban Sustainabilityby Lisa Pettibone

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    In her study of the interactions between tools of urban sustainability governance in key cities, Lisa Pettibone argues that a new factor-sustainability-minded groups-may be critical to building momentum for sustainability. The book presents in-depth case studies of six cities in the USA and Germany: New York, Portland, Seattle, Berlin, Hamburg, and... more...

  • Keeping it in the Familyby John Baker; Matt Lobley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    As the largest group of natural resource managers on the planet, farmers are at the interface of the changing relationship between humans and the environment. Typically organised around what might be considered the most basic of social units, for generations the family farm has survived wide-ranging exogenous challenges, frequently preserving the line... more...

  • Advances in Agronomyby Donald L. Sparks

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 193.00

    Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. As always, the subjects covered are rich, varied, and exemplary of the abundant subject matter addressed by this long-running... more...

  • Urban Wildlife Management, Third Editionby Clark E. Adams

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 119.95

    Urban development is one of the leading worldwide threats to conserving biodiversity. In the near future, wildlife management in urban landscapes will be a prominent issue for wildlife professionals. This new edition of Urban Wildlife Management continues the work of its predecessors by providing a comprehensive examination of the issues that increase... more...

  • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography of Pesticidesby James F. Lawrence; Gunter Zweig; Joseph Sherma

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Analytical Methods for Pesticides and Plant Growth Regulators, Volume XII: High-Performance Liquid Chromatography of Pesticides covers the important information on the analysis of pesticides by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The book discusses the gas chromatography of pesticides, organized according to patterns of pesticide use (procedures... more...

  • Seed Conditioning, Volume 2by Bill Gregg; Gary Billups

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 206.95

    Seed conditioning removes undesirable material including debris and stray seeds from selected raw harvested seed, so as to create planting seed that delivers high yielding crops. This two-volume set provides a major up-date of†previously published work. It†describes the essential information needed to understand this process and the machinery involved.†... more...