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Agriculture

  • Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policyby Timothy E. Josling; Stefan Tangermann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Transatlantic Food and Agricultural Trade Policy traces the past fifty years of transatlantic trade relations in the area of food and agricultural policy, from early skirmishes over chicken exports to ongoing conflicts over biotech foods and hormone use in animal rearing. The current talks on a free-trade area between the US and the EU (TTIP) bring... more...

  • Back to the Wildby Alain Saury

    Process 2015; US$ 24.95

    Remarkable practical and poetic instructions on how humans can live in concert with their home planet. more...

  • Six Chemicals That Changed Agricultureby Robert L Zimdahl

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 59.95

    Six Chemicals That Changed Agriculture is a scientific look at how the chemicals used in today's food production were developed, evaluated, and came to be in wide-spread use. From fertilizers to pest management, antibiotics to DNA, chemicals have transformed the way our food is grown, protected, and processed. Agriculture is the world's most important... more...

  • Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 2by David W. Macdonald; Ruth E. Feber

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 87.99

    Many of the encounters between farming and wildlife, especially vertebrates, involve some level of conflict which can cause disadvantage to both the wildlife and the people involved. Through a series of WildCRU case-studies, this volume investigates the sources of the problems, and ultimately of the threats to conservation, discussing a variety of... more...

  • Improving Animal Welfareby T. Grandin

    CABI 2015; US$ 65.00

    By taking an entirely practical approach, this textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application. This book provides a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems for farmed animals, emphasizing the importance of measuring... more...

  • Sissinghurst, An Unfinished Historyby Adam Nicolson

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    Adam Nicolson?s powerful memoir reveals the history of one of Europe?s most famous gardens, and the ongoing battle over its future From lavish palace for Elizabethan nobles to dreary jailhouse for eighteenth-century prisoners of war, from well-manicured country house for a string of landed families to weed-choked ruin, Sissinghurst, in Kent, has... more...

  • The Woodland Homesteadby Brett McLeod; Philip Ackerman-Leist

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2015; US$ 15.95

    Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You?ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel,... more...

  • Europe's Changing Woods and Forestsby K. J. Kirby; C. Watkins

    CABI 2015; US$ 180.00

    Our understanding of the ecological history of European forests has been transformed in the last twenty years. Bringing together key findings from across the continent, this book provides a comprehensive account of the relevance of historical studies to current conservation and management of forests. It combines theory with a series of regional case... 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...

  • Quinoaby Kevin S. Murphy; Janet Matanguihan

    Wiley 2015; US$ 199.95

    Quinoa is an ancient grain that has grown in popularity in recent years. It has been known as a good source of both protein and fiber. As the demand for quinoa increases a comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the biology and production of the crop is essential. Quinoa: Improvement and Sustainable Production brings together authors from... more...