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Revival: Fractals in Soil Science (1998): Advances in Soil Science

Philippe Baveye, Jean-Yves Parlange, Bobby A. Stewart
October 27, 2017

The application of fractals and fractal geometry in soil science has become increasingly important over the last few years. This self-contained and timely book was designed to provide detailed and comprehensive information on the current status of the application of fractal geometry in soil science...

Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country

Stanley W. Trimble
October 23, 2017

"This thought-provoking book demonstrates how processes of landscape transformation, usually illustrated only in simplified or idealized form, play out over time in real, complex landscapes. Trimble illustrates how a simple landscape disturbance, generated in this case by agriculture, can spread an...

Urban Soils

Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 13, 2017

Globally, 30% of the world population lived in urban areas in 1950, 54% in 2016 and 66% projected by 2050. The most urbanized regions include North America, Latin America, and Europe.  Urban encroachment depletes soil carbon and the aboveground biomass carbon pools, enhancing the flux of carbon...

Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content

George P. Petropoulos
October 12, 2017

Integrating decades of research conducted by leading scientists in the field, Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content provides an overview of state-of-the-art methods and modeling techniques employed for deriving spatio-temporal estimates of energy fluxes and soil surface moisture...

Management of Wheat and Barley Diseases

Devendra Pal Singh
October 06, 2017

Both wheat and barley are two of the most important food and industrial crops in the world. Wheat and barley cultivation has experienced changes in practices due to factors such as methods of conservation agriculture, cropping systems, wheat varieties, changes in weather patterns, and international...

Advanced Technologies for Meat Processing, Second Edition

Fidel Toldrá, Leo M. L. Nollet
October 05, 2017

As with the first edition, the main goal of Advanced Technologies for Meat Processing is to provide the reader with recent developments in new advanced technologies for the full meat- processing chain. This book is written by distinguished international contributors with recognized expertise and...

Non-Traditional Feeds for Use in Swine Production (1992)

Phillip A Thacker, Roy N Kirkwood
September 28, 2017

Feed represents the single greatest expense associated with bringing pigs to market weight. Therefore, if you can reduce the cost of feeding without detriment to pig performance, the economics of swine production will improve. The ingredient list for swine rations has become fairly limited, and the...

Migration Processes in the Soil and Groundwater Zone (1991)

Ludwig Luckner
September 28, 2017

This comprehensive work integrates knowledge from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, geology, engineering, and several other fields. Its purpose is to provide solution methods, techniques of parameter estimation, and tools for solving the complex problems of mathematical modeling. The main...

Vegetable Crop Science

M. K. Rana
September 27, 2017

This book has been prepared to provide every production aspect of important vegetables along with information regarding origin and distribution, composition and uses, botany, varieties, climatic and soil requirement, cultivation practices, harvesting, post-harvest management, insect-pests and...

Biopesticides and Bioagents: Novel Tools for Pest Management

Md. Arshad Anwer
September 20, 2017

Insects, diseases, and weeds cause an almost 30% yield loss per annum in agricultural production, resulting in an increased consumption of pesticides by 20% per annum throughout the world. This comprehensive volume looks at the status of biopesticides and biocontrol agents in agriculture. It will...

Soils of Malaysia

Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Radziah Othman, Che Fauziah Ishak
September 20, 2017

There are approximately 500 different soil varieties in Malaysia, most is residual soil and coastal alluvial soil. This book presents a comprehensive overview of various aspects of soils in Malaysia. It covers topics including climate; flora and fauna; geology and hydrology; land use changes for...

Principles of Seed Pathology (1987): Volume II

V. K. Agarwal, James B. Sinclair
September 20, 2017

This Book was written to serve those interested in seed pathology. It is designed to serve as a textbook as well as a reference book for students, teachers, and researchers, and for seed health testing, seed production, and plant quarantine personnel. It is to be used as a guide to the literature....