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Science and Technology of Organic Farming

Allen V. Barker
May 06, 2010

Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011! Organic farming is not only a philosophy, but also a well-researched science that combines soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, and other biological and environmental sciences. Science and Technology of Organic Farming is a...

The Conversion to Sustainable Agriculture: Principles, Processes, and Practices

Stephen R. Gliessman, Martha Rosemeyer
December 21, 2009

With all of the environmental and social problems confronting our food systems today, it is apparent that none of the strategies we have relied on in the past―higher-yielding varieties, increased irrigation, inorganic fertilizers, pest damage reduction―can be counted on to come to the rescue. In...

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management: Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society

Patrick J. Bohlen, Gar House
March 24, 2009

Emphasizes Centrality of the Ecosystem Perspective Sustainable management of agroecosystems in the 21st century faces unprecedented challenges. Protecting the environment while feeding a burgeoning population that could reach nine billion by mid-century, preserving the world’s biodiversity, and...

Adequate Food for All: Culture, Science, and Technology of Food in the 21st Century

Wilson G. Pond, Buford L. Nichols, Dan L. Brown
February 12, 2009

Food is the sustenance of life. But while we understand that a secure supply of food has been affected by many factors over the course of history, we do not often allow ourselves to entertain the idea that a lack of adequate food worldwide is a very real and dangerous possibility. While soil...

Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems

Thomas Gitau, Margaret W. Gitau, David Waltner-Toews
June 10, 2008

Exploring the implementation of participatory, multistakeholder, and transdisciplinary ecosystem health research, Integrated Assessment of Health and Sustainability of Agroecosystems combines the latest theories in complexity and management with practical tools and approaches for sustainable rural...

Ecological Basis of Agroforestry

Daizy Rani Batish, Ravinder Kumar Kohli, Shibu Jose, Harminder Pal Singh
November 15, 2007

Faced with the growing problems of climate change, ecosystem degradation, declining agricultural productivity, and uncertain food security, modern agricultural scientists look for potential relief in an ancient practice. Agroforestry, if properly designed, can mitigate greenhouse effects, maintain...

Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition

David Pimentel, Ph.D., Marcia H. Pimentel, M.S.
October 04, 2007

Since the publication of the first edition of Food, Energy, and Society, the world’s natural resources have become even more diminished due to the rapid expansion of the global human population. We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas, increasing pressure on energy...

Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future

Manjit S. Kang
April 25, 2007

Understand sustainable development from economic, ecological, and social perspectivesAs world population continues to increase, the need grows for a safe, sustainable supply of food. Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future provides the latest research results...

Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract

Charles A. Francis, George Bird, Raymond Poincelot
October 23, 2006

Get the latest sustainable agriculture practices and keep an eye on the future Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract explores the challenges faced by today’s farmers and ranchers to provide practical strategies to develop a twenty-first century system of...

Introduction to Agroecology: Principles and Practices

Paul Wojtkowski
October 17, 2006

A crucial reference/textbook that provides a wide spectrum of information in one easily understandable sourceThe essence of agroecology lies in harnessing and harmonizing the forces of nature for productive purpose. Introduction to Agroecology: Principles and Practices comprehensively explains how...

Agricultural Sustainability: Principles, Processes, and Prospects

Saroja Raman
September 26, 2006

Take a balanced look at ways to ensure food security and to work to erase hunger around the worldAgriculture is the most aggressively managed ecosystem. Agricultural Sustainability: Principles, Processes, and Prospects provides a comprehensive examination of all facets of agricultural...

Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate

Paul C.D. Newton, R. Andrew Carran, Grant R. Edwards, Pascal A. Niklaus
September 01, 2006

Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate considers the consequences of changes in the atmosphere and climate on the integrity, stability, and productivity of agroecosystems. The book adopts a novel approach by bringing together theoretical contributions from ecologists and the applied interpretations...

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