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The Politics of Industrial Agriculture

The Politics of Industrial Agriculture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tracey Clunies-Ross, Nicholas Hildyard
July 16, 2019

In the last forty years, agriculture in the industrialised countries has undergone a revolution. That has dramatically increased yields, but it has also led to extensive rural depopulation; widespread degradation of the environment; contamination of food with agrochemicals and bacteria; more...

Asking the Earth: Farms, Forestry and Survival in India

Asking the Earth: Farms, Forestry and Survival in India

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Winin Pereira, Jeremy Seabrook
July 16, 2019

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....

Saving the Seed: Genetic diversity and European agriculture

Saving the Seed: Genetic diversity and European agriculture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Renee Vellve
July 16, 2019

Genetic diversity is essential to the security of agriculture. Without the availability of a wide range of plant varieties and the genetic resources they contain, crops cannot adapt to combat the ever-changing threats of pests, diseases and climatic change. Yet, with the increasing...

No Timber Without Trees: Sustainability in the tropical forest

No Timber Without Trees: Sustainability in the tropical forest

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Duncan Poore
July 16, 2019

Much of the world's tropical timber is still supplied from natural forest, but under current systems of management the forests are rapidly becoming exhausted. Unless management practices change to become genuinely sustainable, neither the forests nor the essential contribution of the timber...

Plantation Politics: Forest plantations in development

Plantation Politics: Forest plantations in development

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Caroline Sargent, Stephen Bass
July 16, 2019

Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can...

Saving the Tropical Forests

Saving the Tropical Forests

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Judith Gradwohl, Russell Greenberg
July 16, 2019

The destruction of the tropical forest is one of the major problems of our time. Vast areas are rapidly becoming wastelands which support only a few tough weeds, perhaps some cattle, and the farms allowed to the poor. This book provides a vision of hope: in Latin America. Africa. And South East...

Trees, People and Power

Trees, People and Power

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Peter Utting
July 16, 2019

Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment...

Genes from the Wild: Using Wild Genetic Resources for Food and Raw Materials

Genes from the Wild: Using Wild Genetic Resources for Food and Raw Materials

1st Edition

Robert Prescott-Allen, Christine Prescott-Allen
June 28, 2018

Tomatoes could not be grown commercially without the help of their wild relatives. A single wild species of rice has helped double rice production in Asia. Wild silk-worms are enabling India to expand its silk industry. A wild carp with resistance to cold has been used to extend Soviet carp...

Controlling Tropical Deforestation

Controlling Tropical Deforestation

1st Edition

Alan Grainger
January 15, 2018

Tropical rain forest is being cleared so rapidly and on such a scale that it is a major global environmental problem, threatening the survival of half of the world's plant and animal species and contributing to global climate change through the greenhouse effect. But, despite widespread concern for...

Our Common Seas: Coasts in Crisis

Our Common Seas: Coasts in Crisis

1st Edition

Don Hinrichsen
August 26, 2016

Most of the world's population lives on or near the coasts. Every nation not completely landlocked has used the sea as its supposedly self-cleansing garbage dump. Now the effects are being felt. There is not a coast in the world which is not dangerously polluted. Sewage, oil, plastics, industrial...

The Threatening Desert: Controlling desertification

The Threatening Desert: Controlling desertification

1st Edition

Alan Grainger
June 09, 2015

Lands lost to desert may effectively be lost for ever, so desertification is humanity's most obvious despoliation to the planet. It is certainly one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. In this book the author describes what is happening and where. Although the problem...

After the Green Revolution: Sustainable Agriculture for Development

After the Green Revolution: Sustainable Agriculture for Development

1st Edition

Gordon R. Conway, Edward B. Barbier
May 07, 2013

'The Green Revolution' of the 60's and 70's produced immense gains in food cereal production in the Third World. But there are huge problems in the 'post-revolutionary' era: farmers with small or marginal holdings have benefited less than wealthier farmers; intensive mono-cropping has made...

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