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Agriculture

  • Horse Health Careby Cherry Hill; Richard Klimesh

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2014; US$ 19.95

    This comprehensive guide covers everything a horse owner needs to know to keep a horse in good health. Equine expert Cherry Hill addresses everything from safe handling, housing, and feeding to dental care, hoof care, protection from parasites, wound care, injections, horse clothing, and much more. more...

  • The Transformation of Mexican Agricultureby S. Sanderson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In spite of the most thorough agrarian reform in nonsocialist Latin America, Mexico cannot feed its population. Steven Sanderson attributes the problems of Mexican agriculture to an internationalization of the food system promoted by the Mexican state, the trade system, and agribusiness. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • The Gene Huntersby Calestous Juma

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    The world is on the verge of receiving new life forms that will profoundly and irrevocably change the global economy: the "gene hunters" who first cloned the gene in 1973 are now not only modifying existing species but also creating new plants and animals. Ready or not for such awesome power, the human race has put itself in a position to govern evolution.... more...

  • Agricultural Development and Tenancy Disputes in Japan, 1870-1940by Richard J. Smethurst

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.50

    Richard Smethurst shows that the growth of a rural market economy did not impoverish the Japanese farmer. Instead, it led to a general increase in rural prosperity. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist... more...

  • Ethnicity and Class Conflict in Rural Mexicoby Frans J. Schryer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    In this case study of a recent peasant uprising in an ethnically diverse region of Mexico, Frans Schryer addresses an important issue in the cultural history of Latin America: what is the relationship of class to ethnicity, and how do these two elements of cultural perception and social hierarchy reinforce or contradict each other? Examining the interaction... more...

  • Gene Banks and the World's Foodby Donald L. Plucknett; Nigel J.H. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    Gene Banks and the World's Food contributes to the crucial debate on how best to preserve some of society's most valuable raw material. The authors also provide an up-to-date report on the status and locations of gene banks, which includes the latest available information on germplasm holdings by crop. They (hen discuss how these holdings are being... more...

  • Moroccan Miragesby Will Davis Swearingen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Morocco's future is threatened politically and economically by a growing agricultural crisis. Will Swearingen locates the roots of this crisis in French dreams for the jewel" of their colonial empire. He demonstrates that, with disastrous results, contemporary Moroccan leaders are fulfilling a colonial vision, implementing policies and plans drafted... more...

  • Subject to Famineby Michelle Burge McAlpin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    Michelle McAlpin moves beyond the concerns of previous studies of famine (most of which focus on governmental procedures designed to alleviate it) and examines hitherto neglected problems, such as the quantitative evaluation of food grain shortages, the nature and extent of popular insurance mechanisms in famine-afflicted areas, and the effects of... more...

  • Agrarian Dreamsby Julie Guthman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this groundbreaking study of organic farming, Julie Guthman challenges accepted wisdom about organic food and agriculture in the Golden State. Many continue to believe that small-scale organic farming is the answer to our environmental and health problems, but Guthman refutes popular portrayals that pit "small organic" against "big organic" and... more...

  • Farmer Innovation in Africaby Chris Reij; Ann Waters-Bayer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    One of Africa's major untapped resources is the creativity of its farmers. This book presents a series of clear and detailed studies that demonstrate how small-scale farmers, both men and women, experiment and innovate in order to improve their livelihoods, despite the adverse conditions and lack of appropriate external support with which they have... more...