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  • Guidelines for establishing farm forestry accountancy networksby A Niskanen; W. Sekot

    BRILL 2001; US$ 95.00

    The main aim of these guidelines is to provide assistance for developing a generally applicable monitoring system for the assessment of the socio-economic performance of farm forestry enterprises. These were prepared to help to improve the base line of harmonisation for national and international development of farm forestry accounting and in particular... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nature's Chaosby James Gleick; Eliot Porter

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 9.99

    With 102 spectacular full-color photos, this fascinating "field guide" explores the world's natural disorder. more...

  • Whittemore's Science and Practice of Pig Productionby Colin T. Whittemore; Ilias Kyriazakis

    Wiley 2008; US$ 297.95

    The science and practice of pig production has changed rapidly over recent decades; new husbandry practices, new understandings of growth, reproduction and health, new appreciations of welfare and environmental impact, new nutritional approaches, and modern reproductive and genetic techniques have all come into being, together with the emergence of... more...

  • The Cloudspotter's Guideby Gavin Pretor-Pinney

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Now in paperback: the runaway British bestseller that has cloudspotters everywhere looking up. Where do clouds come from? Why do they look the way they do? And why have they captured the imagination of timeless artists, Romantic poets, and every kid who's ever held a crayon? Veteran journalist and lifelong sky watcher Gavin Pretor-Pinney reveals... more...

  • Crocodilesby F.W. Huchzermeyer

    CABI 2003; US$ 190.00

    A comprehensive reference on the biology, management and health of crocodiles, alligators and gharials applicable to both farmed and captive animals. more...