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Agriculture

  • Farm Dogsby Janet Vorwald Dohner

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2016; US$ 19.50

    The first comprehensive book to focus specifically on the fascinating world of working farm dogs, this highly photographic breed guide features 93 breeds of livestock guardians, herders, terriers, and other canines who have served as highly valued, working partners on the farm for generations. In-depth text highlights the history, temperament, and... more...

  • Food and Power in Hawai?iby Aya Hirata Kimura; Krisnawati Suryanata; Christine R. Yano; Robert Ji-Song Ku; Kem Lowry; George Kent; Lilikala K. Kame?eleihiwa; Monique Mironesco; Neal K. Adolph Akatsuka; Benjamin Schrager; Mary Mostafanezhad; Saleh Azizi; Nicole Milne; Hi?ilei Kawelo; Michelle Galimba; Chris Robb; Dean Okimoto

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    In Food and Power in Hawai`i, island scholars and writers from backgrounds in academia, farming, and community organizations discuss new ways of looking at food policy and practices in terms of social justice and sustainability. Each of the nine essays describes Hawai`i?s foodscapes and collectively makes the case that food is a focal point for... more...

  • Cottonby Adam Sneyd

    Wiley 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29

    Whether we are out on the streets or between the sheets, cotton is our constant companion. But behind this ubiquitous fibre prized for its softness lies a darker story of exploitation and hardship. In this penetrating analysis, Adam Sneyd explores the power politics that envelope cotton as major corporate players and countries across Africa, Asia and... more...

  • Bauernlebenby Barbara Lukesch; Wisi Zgraggen

    Wörterseh Verlag 2016; US$ 25.99

    Wisi Zgraggen war seit zwei Jahren verheiratet und Vater eines Buben, als er mit 25 mit dem Gedanken spielte, den Hof seines Vaters Alois in Erstfeld im Kanton Uri zu übernehmen. Kurze Zeit später vereitelte ein schwerer Arbeitsunfall den Plan: Wisi geriet bei der Heuernte in die Rundballenpresse und verlor beide Arme. Noch auf der Unfallstelle versicherte... more...

  • Bacterial Diseases of Crop Plantsby Suresh G. Borkar; Rupert Anand Yumlembam

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 179.95

    Food and agriculture is an important component in the development and survival of civilizations. Around half of the world?s population and their economies are influenced by agricultural farm production. Plant diseases take as much as a 30 percent toll of the crop harvest if not managed properly and efficiently. Bacterial diseases of crop plants are... more...

  • Élevageby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    L'élevage désigne «l'ensemble des opérations qui assurent la production, l'entretien et l'utilisation des animaux domestiques» (P. Veyret). Il suppose résolu le problème de la domestication, étape intermédiaire entre la chasse et l'élevage (cf. domestication ). Pourtant ce stade existe encore aujourdhui... more...

  • Soil Phosphorusby Rattan Lal; B. A. Stewart

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    Phosphorus is an essential plant nutrient, but global population growth has dramatically reduced the availability of phosphorus fertilizer resources. Despite this scarcity, there remain numerous problems associated with the excessive and inappropriate use of phosphorus leading to non-point source pollution and eutrophication of natural waters. Identifying... more...

  • Engraisby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Malgré une augmentation continue de la production alimentaire et des progrès certains dans sa distribution et son utilisation, la situation mondiale de l'alimentation est préoccupante, l'expansion restant globalement inférieure à l'accroissement de la population. Pour nourrir la population mondiale... more...

  • Pédologieby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    La pédologie est définie essentiellement par son objet: c'est la science des sols, de même que la géologie est la science des roches constituant la croûte terrestre et la biologie la science des êtres vivants. C'est l'étude de l'organisation (structures et fonctionnement) des sols, de leurs propres... more...

  • Reforming Mexico's Agrarian Reformby Laura Randall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    This work provides a survey and analysis of Mexico's agrarian reform, covering topics such as the agricultural provisions of NAFTA. The book also discusses the events in Chiapas that are crucial to Mexico's current political situation and the implications of reform for US-Mexican trade. more...