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  • India's Organic Farming Revolutionby Sapna E. Thottathil

    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...

  • The Seasons on Henry's Farmby Terra Brockman

    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...

  • Origins of the Organic Agriculture Debateby Thomas R. DeGregori

    Wiley 2008; US$ 100.95 US$ 87.49

    Origins of the Organic Agriculture Debate takes an historical look at two contrasting streams of ideas. The first view comprises the flow of ideas in chemistry and biology that have created the conditions for modern medicine, modern food production and the biotechnological revolution. The second view is the "vitalist" reaction to the rise of modern... more...

  • The World of Organic Agricultureby Minou Yussefi-Menzler; Helga Willer; Neil Sorensen

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Rebels for the Soilby Matthew Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    This book investigates the emergence of organic food and farming as a social movement. Using the tools of political sociology it analyzes 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 1930's, where the first trans-national roots of organic... more...

  • Organic Production and Food Qualityby Robert Blair

    Wiley 2011; US$ 230.95 US$ 200.16

    The internet is rife with biased and unsubstantiated claims from the organic industry, and the treatment of issues such as food safety and quality by the media ("if it bleeds, it leads") tends to have a negative impact on consumer perceptions about conventional food. Until recently, more and more consumers in many countries were opting to buy organic... more...

  • The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwestby Daryl Smith; Dave Williams; Greg Houseal; Kirk Henderson

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Although less than 3 percent of the original vast landscape survives, the tallgrass prairie remains a national treasure, glowing with a vast array of colorful wildflowers in spring and summer, enriched by the warm reds and browns of grasses in fall and winter. This comprehensive manual, crafted by the staff of the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University... more...

  • Roots in the African Dustby Michael Mortimore

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A revisionist study of dryland Africa which synthesises much of the best work of past years. more...

  • Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoodsby Niels Halberg; Adrian Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) for rural development and the improvement of livelihoods. It focuses on smallholders in developing countries and in countries of economic transition, but there is also coverage of and comparisons with developed countries. It covers market-oriented approaches... more...

  • Advances in Food-Producing Systems For Arid and Semiarid Lands Part Bby Jamal Manassah

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Advances in Food-Producing Systems for Arid and Semiarid Lands: Part B contains the proceedings of a symposium on ""Advances in Food-Producing Systems for Arid and Semiarid Lands"" of the International Symposium Series held in Kuwait in April 1980. As a continuation of the proceedings, this compilation contains the last three parts of the symposium... more...