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  • The Homesteading Handbookby Abigail R. Gehring

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    With the rapid depletion of our planet’s natural resources, we would all like to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. But in the midst of an economic crisis, it’s just as important to save money as it is to go green. As Gehring shows in this thorough but concise guide, being kind to Mother Earth can also mean being kind to your bank account!... more...

  • Agricultural Innovation Systemsby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 36.00

    This report reviews recent trends in agricultural innovation systems (AIS) and discusses the impact of a wide range of policies on the creation and diffusion of innovation in the agricultural and agrifood sector. It suggests a framework for analysing the role of governments in fostering increased innovation, with a view to helping to identify practical... more...

  • Making Sheep Countryby Robert Peden

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    First the squatter, then the runholder, after that the farmer . . . Taking us inside the world of New Zealand's South Island sheepfarmers - the sheep they bred, the rabbits and droughts and floods they fought, the fires they lit, the grass they grew, the risks they took - Peden offers a sweeping portrait of the economic and ecological transformation... more...

  • English Peasant Farmingby Joan Thirsk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.76

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Asking the Earthby Winin Pereira; Jeremy Seabrook

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.22

    The need to produce food without the destructive chemical horrors of much modern farming, for an intelligent use of dwindling natural resources and for humane forms of production is universal, the practice is limited. This book is an account of one, large, instance of success in practice. Twenty-five years ago, Winin Pereira, a nuclear physicist... more...

  • Banana Systems in the Humid Highlands of Sub-Saharan Africaby G. Blomme; B. Vanlauwe; P. van Asten

    CABI 2013; US$ 160.00

    "Banana Systems in the Humid Highlands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Enhancing Resilience and Productivity" addresses issues related to agricultural intensification in the (sub)humid highland areas of Africa, based on research carried out in the Great Lakes Region by the Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA).... more...

  • Living Farmsby Martin Whiteside

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.22

    Designed as an accessible text on sustainable agriculture, this book contains information on community organization and participation, technologies for sustainability and the wider policy and service environment. The book looks at a variety of ways of encouraging sustainability through policy change and service provision, including: ways of improving... more...

  • Henry Stephens's Book of the Farmby Alex Langlands

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Book of the Farm, written by the 19th-century farming expert Henry Stephens, was the indispensable farming 'bible' referred to by the historians living and working on the BBC series Victorian Farm. This brand new version has been fully revised and edited by Alex Langlands, who starred on the programme, to bring its timeless wisdom to a fresh audience.... more...

  • Australian Farming Familiesby Deb Hunt

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2015; US$ 19.08

    'This is a book about the human aspects of life on the land - the stories of success and failure, life and love, of hardship and celebration - and the passion and gritty determination that characterised every family I interviewed.' Author Deb Hunt sets out to discover what makes what makes Australian farming families tick. She travels tens of thousands... more...

  • Kulturpflanzenby Thomas Miedaner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 19.73

    Wussten Sie, dass Roggen einmal unser wichtigstes Nahrungsmittel war, fehlendes Brot die Französische Revolution auslöste, es ohne Kartoffel keine Industrialisierung gegeben hätte und Mais die Verelendung ganzer italienischer Landstriche bewirkte? Auch die Krankheiten unserer Kulturpflanzen machten Geschichte. Seit dem frühen Mittelalter gefährdet... more...