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  • Orchids For Dummiesby Steven A. Frowine; National Gardening Association

    Wiley 2011; US$ 13.59

    Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color Color your world with orchids Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy,... more...

  • Reproductive Science and Integrated Conservationby William V. Holt; Amanda R. Pickard; John C. Rodger; David E. Wildt

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 77.00

    Illustrates the value of reproductive sciences in the management and conservation of wildlife species. more...

  • The View From Bald Hillby Carl E. Bock; Jane H. Bock

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In 1540 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado introduced the first domestic livestock to the American Southwest. Over the subsequent four centuries, cattle, horses, and sheep have created a massive ecological experiment on these arid grasslands, changing them in ways we can never know with certainty. more...

  • Handbook of Market Creation for Biodiversityby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 53.00

    The loss of biodiversity affects us in many ways. For some of us, its loss is felt in the same way that we regret the destruction of a great work of art -- it may not affect us directly, but the indirect impact is strong. For others, its loss is felt in changes in lifestyles and livelihoods -- the measurable costs are high. more...

  • Les semences du mondeby Ronnie Vernooy

    International Development Research Centre 2003; US$ 15.00

    Il faut aborder la recherche et le développement agricole sous un angle nouveau pour conserver la diversité, améliorer les cultures et assurer à l?humanité une production alimentaire de qualité. Le présent ouvrage porte sur ce genre d?approche : la phytosélection participative. Passant en revue dix années de recherches sur l?agrobiodiversité financées... more...

  • Protegiendo la biodiversidadby Susan Perkoff Bass; Manuel Ruiz Muller

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 20.00

    Protegiendo la Biodiversidad enfoca uno de los aspectos más fundamentales de esta temática tan importante: la falta de leyes nacionales que regulan el acceso y compensan por el uso de los recursos genéticos locales. Este libro es el primero que compara dichas leyes y políticas a través de una variedad de países tanto en el mundo industrializado como... more...

  • Semillas generosasby Ronnie Vernooy

    International Development Research Centre 2003; US$ 15.00

    La agricultura actual es como una gran pirámide invertida. A nivel mundial, se apoya sobre una base estrecha y precaria. Hoy usamos menos de 3 % de las 250.000 variedades de plantas disponibles para la agricultura. El sistema de investigación agrícola de arriba hacia abajo, en el cual los agricultores son vistos como simples receptores de la investigación... more...

  • Toward Unity among Environmentalistsby Bryan G. Norton

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 84.99

    The focus of this treatise is the distinction between objectives and values in developing environmental policies. The author argues that environmentalism is a coalition of many groups working toward common objectives, but unlike other social movements, it does not have shared moral principles. more...

  • Research for Development in the Dry Arab Regionby Shadi Hamadeh; Mona Haider; Rami Zurayk

    International Development Research Centre 2006; US$ 18.00

    Can dryland communities cope with the global changes sweeping the world today? Is their predicament limited to their difficulty of building livelihoods on precarious natural resources? Can development research and external interventions offer any sustainable and fruitful partnerships to this end? This book relates the story of a relationship between... more...

  • Insect-fungal Associationsby Fernando E. Vega

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99

    There is a significant interest in using fungi as biocontrol agents for insect pests in agricultural systems, and also in the basic biology of insect-fungal associations from the perspective of parasitism, symbiosis, and infection. This book covers important topics in this field. more...