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Agriculture

  • Advances in Agronomyby Donald L. Sparks

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 193.00

    Advances in Agronomy, Volume 145, the latest in a series that is recognized as a leading reference and first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy presents new chapters that focus on A Chinese Model for the Planet, Allelopathic Potential of Sorghum Sorghum Bicolor (L.) Moench in Weed Control: A Comprehensive Review, Weed Dynamics and Management... more...

  • In Sight of Yellow Mountainby Philip Judge

    Gill Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Be transported to the earthy pleasures of an Irish country life governed by ancient traditions and seasons. 'I think I bought a house,' I said, still slightly stunned. I've spent longer choosing a tie. The house is a century-old cottage deep in the Irish countryside. The book, an account of one man accidentally finding home. more...

  • Land of Plentyby Charlie Pye-Smith

    Elliott & Thompson 2017; US$ 11.99

    Golden fields, ripening apples, lowing cattle: our idea of the landscape has been shaped by agriculture, as has the land itself. But in a fast-changing world, how does the great British countryside continue to provide the food we eat? Most people living in Britain today must go back several generations before they find an ancestor who worked on the... more...

  • Letters to a Beekeeperby Alys Fowler; Steve Benbow

    Random House 2017; US$ 28.19

    This the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part manifesto, this collection of engaging letters, emails, texts, recipes, notes and glorious photos creates... more...

  • The Extended Specimenby Michael S. Webster

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 139.95

    The Extended Specimen highlights the research potential for ornithological specimens, and is meant to encourage ornithologists poised to initiate a renaissance in collections-based ornithological research. Contributors illustrate how collections and specimens are used in novel ways by adopting emerging new technologies and analytical techniques.... more...

  • Agro-ecological Approaches to Pest Management for Sustainable Agricultureby P. Parvatha Reddy

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 163.44

    This book outlines a new paradigm, “ Agro-ecological Intensification of Crop Protection ”, which reduces negative impacts on the environment and enhances the provision of ecosystem services. It discusses the use of ecologically based management strategies to increase the sustainability of agricultural production while reducing off-site consequences,... more...

  • Declining International Cooperation on Pesticide Regulationby May T. Yeung; William A. Kerr; Blair Coomber; Matthew Lantz; Alyse McConnell

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 52.48

    This Palgrave Pivot investigates barriers to international agricultural trade caused by a lack of standardized maximum residue levels (MRL) for pesticides. Given the preponderance of pesticide use in food production and the increasing disruptions to trade, a better understanding of the reasons for the decline in international cooperation, the trade... more...

  • The Effects of Farm and Food Policy on Obesity in the United Statesby Julian M. Alston; Abigail M. Okrent

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 152.21

    TARGET AUDIENCEThe book will be pitched at a broad general audience. It will be accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students across a range of disciplines in the sciences and social sciences in particular in schools of nutrition, public policy, public health, economics, and agricultural economics as well as decision-makers in the public,... more...

  • Green Pesticides Handbookby Leo M.L. Nollet; Hamir Singh Rathore

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 239.95

    Green pesticides, also called ecological pesticides, are pesticides derived from organic sources which are considered environmentally friendly and are causing less harm to human and animal health and to habitats and the ecosystem. Essential oils based insecticides started have amazing features. This book gives a full spectrum of the whole range of... more...

  • Sustainable Agriculture Reviewsby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 163.44

    This book deals with a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control and biodiversity... more...