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- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2005; US$ 15.74
Exploring the history, politics and practicalities of organic farming, Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques of agriculture and horticulture based on chemical fertilizers, which inevitably bring about the deterioration of soil life, cannot provide a long-term sustainable future for humankind. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 20.00
Thirty-five years and many acres after planting his first patch of prairie flowers, Carl Kurtz is considered one of the deans of the great tallgrass prairie revival. The Prairie Enthusiast called the 2001 edition of his book a ?readable and understandable introduction to prairie and the general steps in carrying out a reconstruction.?... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00
Should you buy organic food? Is it just a status symbol, or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? What about organic produce grown thousands of miles from our kitchens, or on massive corporately owned farms? Is ?local? or ?small-scale? better, even if it?s not organic? A lot of consumers who would like to do the right... more...
- Elsevier Science 1998; US$ 50.95
There is no doubt that irrigation makes a major contribution to agricultural production, making a whole range of crops viable in an otherwise unreliable climate and helping insure against drought. However irrigation does not automatically guarantee a profit and acclaim, it is a high cost exercise, using water from increasingly scarce supplies, and... more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2010; US$ 13.95
This series is designed to inform and help students make better decisions. Each title methodically explains the tough problems faced on our small planet and offers simple solutions that can make a tremendous impact. Often confusing and technical vocabulary is clearly defined. Colorful photographs and interesting sidebars create multiple access points... more...
- Agate Publishing 2009; US$ 25.00
Part farm journal, part memoir, this story of a five-generation Illinois farming family takes readers from the soil to the supper table through 52 meditative, closely observed ?seasons? on an organic farm, accented with culinary, historical, scientific, and literary reflections and culminating with a bounty of foolproof, fresh-flavored seasonal recipes.... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 97.95
Thomas R. DeGregori, Ph.D., is a professor of economics at the University of Houston, Texas, and author of numerous scholarly books, articles, and reviews. His fields of expertise are economic development; technology and science in economic development; and African, Asian, and Caribbean economic development. Dr. DeGregori has served on many... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 80.00
The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming statistics that cover surface area under organic management,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 95.00
This book investigates the emergence of organic food and farming as a social movement. Using the tools of political sociology it analyses and explains how both people and ideas have shaped a movement that from its inception aimed to change global agriculture. Starting from the British Empire in the 1930s, where the first trans-national roots of organic... more...
- ABD Publishers 2007; US$ 40.00
Organic farming is an agricultural philosophy and a farm management system aiming at promotion of plant, animal and human health. Through the use of environment friendly bio-fertilizers it maintains and improves productivity of land as far as possible by encouraging natural biological processes in the soil. Eliminating high cost inputs like chemical... more...