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Agriculture

  • Mobilisation of Forest Bioenergy in the Boreal and Temperate Biomesby Evelyne Thiffault; C.T. Smith; Martin Junginger; Göran Berndes

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 120.00

    Mobilisation of Forest Bioenergy in the Boreal and Temperate Biomes: Challenges, Opportunities, and Case Studies features input from key international experts who identify and analyze the main opportunities and roadblocks for the implementation of sustainable forest biomass supply chains in the boreal and temperate regions. It draws from responses... more...

  • Boreal and Temperate Trees in a Changing Climateby Heikki Hänninen

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book provides an overview of how boreal andtemperate tree species have adapted their annual development cycle to theseasonally varying climatic conditions.  Therefore, the frost hardy dormant phase, and thesusceptible growth phase, are synchronized with the seasonality of the climate. The volume discusses the annual cycle, including... more...

  • Modern Lumberjackingby Len McDougall

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 16.99

    Timber! Learn how to wield a chainsaw safelyand other lumberjacking skills. While the lumberjack look may be trending among the fashion-forward crowd, lumberjacking is a useful real-world skill. An amateur with a chainsaw or an ax is dangerous to both people and property. Fortunately, experienced woodsman and outdoor writer Len McDougall shares... more...

  • Management of Climate Induced Drought and Water Scarcity in Egyptby Samiha A.H. Ouda; Abd El-Hafeez Zohry

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    The book contains suggestion on suitable crop rotations for salt-affected soils to maximize the productivity of lands and water under current climate and under climate change in 2030. This book discusses droughts and water scarcity, which are important issues related to natural phenomena and affected by climate variability and change. It calls for... more...

  • Managing Sustainable Development Programmesby Gran Brulin; Lennart Svensson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 134.95

    Project work, driven by competent project leaders drives positive outcomes. Unfortunately these optimistic initial results are often short-sighted with few evaluations of their long-term impact. The research contained in Managing Sustainable Development Programmes reveals an extraordinary level of failure in the durability of large change programmes... more...

  • Tropical Fruit Tree Diversityby Bhuwon Sthapit; Hugo A.H. Lamers; V. Ramanatha Rao; Arwen Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Farmers have developed a range of agricultural practices to sustainably use and maintain a wide diversity of crop species in many parts of the world. This book documents good practices innovated by farmers and collects key reviews on good practices from global experts, not only from the case study countries but also from Brazil, China and other parts... more...

  • Nutrition and the Welfare of Farm Animalsby Clive J. C. Phillips

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    This book explores the importance of good nutrition in ensuring an adequate standard of welfare for farm animals. It is often not realized that farm animals can suffer when they are fed unsuitable diets, which may be because these diets are more economic or the farmer does not know how to rectify poor nutrition. This book reveals how to recognize... more...

  • Snow Moldby Naoyuki Matsumoto; Tom Hsiang

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book providesbiological and agricultural insights into snow mold, a fungal disease affectingland plants observed after the melting of snow. Snow mold fungi can causesignificant damage to plant growth both in agriculture and in the naturalenvironment, but the interesting ecology and biology described here willcapture the attention of scientists... more...

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

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 13.30

    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...

  • Get Started in Urban Beekeepingby Claire Waring; Adrian Waring

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 18.99

    Written by two of the UK's most well-known and respected experts in the beekeeping community, this is the definitive, and most authoritative, guide to keeping bees in a city environment. Straightforward, up-to-date, and systematically organized, this book covers everything you might need, whether you're already an urban beekeeper or just starting... more...