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Agriculture

  • 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...

  • Ten Commitments Revisitedby Steve Morton; David Lindenmayer; Stephen Dovers

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 49.95

    What are the 10 key issues that must be addressed urgently to improve Australia's environment? In this follow up to the highly successful book Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country's Environment, Australia?s leading environmental thinkers have written provocative chapters on what must be done to tackle Australia's environmental problems ? in... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Organic Agricultural Practicesby Kimberly Etingoff

    Apple Academic Press 2014; US$ 139.95

    Organic practices are quickly redefining how agriculture is done around the world, as we come to realize how detrimental conventional agriculture is to local and global environments and economies. This book serves as an overview of some of the important topics in organic agriculture. The volume is broken into several sections which explore the... more...

  • Plant Image Analysisby S Dutta Gupta; Yasuomi Ibaraki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 159.95

    The application of imaging techniques in plant and agricultural sciences had previously been confined to images obtained through remote sensing techniques. Technological advancements now allow image analysis for the nondestructive and objective evaluation of biological objects. This has opened a new window in the field of plant science. Plant... more...

  • Economics of Water Management in Agricultureby Thomas Bournaris; Julio Berbel; Basil Manos; Davide Viaggi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    This book includes a set of papers from distinguished scholars who critically examine economic issues relating to the relationship between water and agriculture, with a special focus on irrigation. Employing state of the art methodologies, they address the most relevant issues in water policy. The volume offers a wide spectrum of innovative approaches... more...