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Political Agroecology: Advancing the Transition to Sustainable Food Systems

1st Edition

Manuel González de Molina, Paulo Frederico Petersen, Francisco Garrido Peña, Francisco Roberto Caporal
September 11, 2019

Political Agroecology is the first book to offer a systematic and articulated reflection on Political Agroecology from the Agroecological perspective. It defines the disciplinary field responsible for designing and producing actions, institutions and regulations aimed at achieving agrarian...

World Food, Pest Losses, And The Environment

1st Edition

David Pimentel
July 22, 2019

This book focuses on current food shortages and on the impact of pests in reducing world food supplies. At present, total worldwide food losses from pests are estimated to be about 45 percent. Preharvest losses alone, from insects, plant pathogens, and weeds, are estimated at about 30 percent....

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life

1st Edition

Mevin B. Hooten, Trevor J. Hefley
June 11, 2019

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life empowers the reader to extend, enhance, and implement statistical models for ecological and environmental data analysis. We open the black box and show the reader how to connect modern statistical models to computer algorithms. These algorithms allow the user to fit...

Modern Soil Microbiology, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Jan Dirk van Elsas, Jack T. Trevors, Alexandre Soares Rosado, Paolo Nannipieri
April 24, 2019

The living soil is crucial to photosynthesis, biogeochemical cycles, global food production, climate change, biodiversity, and plant and animal health. In the past decade, scientists have made significant advances in soil microbiology research. While the basic principles are now better understood,...

Basics of Hydraulic Systems, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Qin Zhang
March 25, 2019

This textbook surveys hydraulics and fluid power systems technology, with new chapters on system modeling and hydraulic systems controls now included.The text presents topics in a systematic way, following the course of energy transmission in hydraulic power generation, distribution, deployment,...

Unfulfilled Promise: Collective Bargaining In California Agriculture

1st Edition

Philip L Martin
March 05, 2019

 The "plight of the California farmworker" has been the main theme of over 100 years of government reports, scholarly writings, and popular literature. Farmworkers were excluded from most of the 1930s legislation which regulated wages and working conditions and recognized that workplace disputes...

World Soybean Research Conference Ii, Proceedings

1st Edition

Frederick T. Corbin
March 05, 2019

This book contains seventy-four of the papers presented at the World Soybean Research Conference II held in March 26-29, 1979, at North Carolina State University. It serves as an excellent resource for students and scientists involved in various phases of soybean research....

U.S. Food: Making The Most Of A Global Resource

1st Edition

David W. Mcclintock
March 05, 2019

This volume focuses on the basic dilemma inherent in the formulation and implementation of agricultural policies in the United States: many of the best short-term options are the worst ones for the long run, and vice versa. The study begins with an overview of the world food problem, including both...

World Soybean Research Conference Ii, Abstracts

1st Edition

Frederick T Corbin
March 05, 2019

The result of strong international interest in the soybean, the World Soybean Research Conference II was held March 26-29, 1979, at North Carolina State University. This volume contains summaries of the more than two hundred papers presented at that meeting. The authors, international authorities...

Plant Pathology

1st Edition

Stephen Burchett, Sarah Burchett
January 19, 2018

Plant Pathology explores the topic of plant pathology and aligns classic studies and knowledge in the topic with the current state of research, in an accessible format. The text is supported by summary tables of key information and, where appropriate, schematic diagrams to reinforce difficult...

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

1st Edition

Jingxin Wang
September 01, 2017

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is...

Plant Pathology Concepts and Laboratory Exercises

3rd Edition

Bonnie H. Ownley, Robert N. Trigiano
October 27, 2016

Continuing in the tradition of its predecessors, this new edition combines an informal, easy to read style with a thorough introduction to concepts and terminology of plant pathology. After reviewing fundamental concepts, the book discusses groups of plant pathogens and molecular tools for studying...

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