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Agriculture

  • Basic and Applied Aspects of Biopesticidesby K. Sahayaraj

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    Currently, the major challenge of humanity is focused on population growth through agricultural production in order to meet the demand for food. The food crunch is mainly due to pest and disease. Traditional methods, synthetic insecticides and microbicides cause health hazards to human beings, domestic animals and also affect our immediate environments.... more...

  • Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energyby Fangli Zheng

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 269.95

    The 2014 International Conference on Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy (ICBAEE 2014) was held May 22-23, 2014 in Beijing, China. The objective of ICBAEE 2014 was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industry professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities... more...

  • Dodging Extinctionby Dr. Anthony D. Barnosky

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful plan for avoiding it. Writing from the front lines of extinction research, Barnosky tells the overarching story of geologic and evolutionary history and how it informs the... more...

  • Ecological Consequences of Increasing Crop Productivityby Anatoly I. Opalko; Larissa I. Weisfeld; Sarra A. Bekuzarova; Nina A. Bome; Gennady E. Zaikov

    Apple Academic Press 2014; US$ 109.95

    With contributions from leading scientists in agricultural biology and young researchers, this book examines the ecological consequences that sometimes arise with various methods of increasing crop productivity. It also presents agroecological approaches to crop improvement and productivity from several perspectives, examines alternative energy sources,... more...

  • Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivityby Rakesh S. Sengar; Kalpana Sengar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 169.95

    Explore the Relationship between Crop and Climate Agricultural sustainability has been gaining prominence in recent years and is now becoming the focal point of modern agriculture. Recognizing that crop production is very sensitive to climate change, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity explores this timely topic in-depth. Incorporating... more...

  • Crop Physiologyby Victor O. Sadras; Daniel Calderini

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 125.00

    From climate change to farming systems to genetic modification of organisms, Crop Physiology, Second Edition provides a practical tool for understanding the relationships and challenges of successful cropping. With a focus on genetic improvement and agronomy, this book addresses the challenges of environmentally sound production of bulk and quality... more...

  • Forests and Globalizationby William Nikolakis; John Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world?s forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future" Task Force for the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).  Four key themes are addressed: the effect of globalization... more...

  • Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Managementby Bruce Prideaux

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and providing other ecosystem services. Rainforests are also attractive tourist spaces and where they have been used as a tourism... more...

  • The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushroomsby Stephen Russell

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 24.95

    With clear instructions and step-by-step photographs, this comprehensive guide shows you how to cultivate mushrooms in your own home, producing shiitakes, oysters, lion's manes, maitakes, and portabellas for your kitchen or for a small business. Beginners will learn the best way to use a mushroom kit, as well as how to maintain the sterile procedures... more...