Compendium of Peanut Diseases

Author: N. Kokalis-Burelle

Publisher: Amer Phytopathological Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 94

View: 2743

As useful to growers and crop consultants as they are to researchers, these practical guidebooks offer convenient help in identifying, controlling, and preventing the diseases of major crop plants. Each volume features: -- Full-color photographs to help you quickly match symptoms with diseases -- Descriptions of symptoms, causes, cycles, and control practices -- Authoritative knowledge from leading plant scientists -- Discussion of major pathogens, including bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and insects Coverage includes biotic diseases, abiotic diseases, insects, arthropods, parasitic flowering plants, beneficial organisms, disease management, genetic modification, resistant cultivars, and much more.
Posted in Science

Pacific Rural Press

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 5235

Posted in Agriculture

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609294

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3330

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.
Posted in History

The Peanut Plant

Its Cultivation and Uses ...

Author: B. W. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Peanuts

Page: 69

View: 8545

Posted in Peanuts

Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition

Author: David Pimentel, Ph.D.,Marcia H. Pimentel, M.S.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420046687

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 6904

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 resources, and the imminent extinction of many threatened species. In light of these major issues, this third edition presents an updated and expanded analysis on the interdependency of food, energy, water, land, and biological resources. Written by internationally renowned experts, the book includes new material on livestock production and energy use, the impacts of pesticides on the environment, and the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems. It also compares the energy inputs of crop production in developing and developed countries, covers the agricultural and environmental issues related to water resources, and details the threat of soil erosion to food and the environment. In addition, the book explores the very timely topics of solar energy, biomass systems, and ethanol production. Offering a startling glimpse at what our planet may become, this edition shows how to achieve the necessary balance between basic human needs and environmental resources and provides potential solutions to the host of problems we face today.
Posted in Nature

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133169546

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 1873

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Future is an Ancient Lake

Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Lake Chad Basin Ecosystems

Author: Caterina Batello,Marzio Marzot,Adamou Harouna Touré,Peter Ervin Kenmore,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251050644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

View: 6963

Lake Chad Basin is a unique ecosystem. Nowhere else in the world is such a large freshwater reservoir found so far from the sea in such a hot arid climate. This book is a celebration of the traditional practices of food production and suggests ways they can be adapted to changing needs so that biodiversity is conserved. It is a book full of colour photographs that comprehensively illustrate the ways of life of the communities.
Posted in Business & Economics

Technology and Global Change

Author: Arnulf Grübler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521543323

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 3269

This is the first book to comprehensibly describe how technology has shaped society and the environment over the last 200 years. It will be useful for researchers, as a textbook for graduate students, for people engaged in long-term policy planning in industry and government, for environmental activists, and for the wider public interested in history, technology, or environmental issues.
Posted in Science

African Urban Harvest

Agriculture in the Cities of Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda

Author: Gordon Prain

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1441962492

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 300

View: 1127

This book seeks to answer the question of how much urban agriculture helps feed and support people living in towns and cities with evidence and proposals based on studies in Eastern and Central Africa.
Posted in BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Hungry for Peace

How You Can Help End Poverty and War with Food Not Bombs

Author: Keith McHenry

Publisher: See Sharp Press

ISBN: 1937276392

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 1661

The de facto how-to manual of the international Food Not Bombs movement, which provides free food to the homeless and hungry and has branches in countries on every continent except Antarctica, this book describes at length how to set up and operate a Food Not Bombs chapter. The guide considers every aspect of the operation, from food collection and distribution to fund-raising, consensus decision making, and what to do when the police arrive. It contains detailed information on setting up a kitchen and cooking for large groups as well as a variety of delicious recipes. Accompanying numerous photographs is a lengthy section on the history of Food Not Bombs, with stories of the jailing and murder of activists, as well as premade handbills and flyers ready for photocopying.
Posted in Political Science

Nutritive value of foods

Author: Susan E. Gebhardt,Ruth H. Matthews,Catherine F. Adams,United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Human Nutrition Information Service

Publisher: Not Avail

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 72

View: 8942

Posted in Health & Fitness

Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture 2006 and Beyond

Proceedings of the 11th IAPTC&B Congress, August 13-18, 2006 Beijing, China

Author: Zhihong Xu,Jiayang Li,Yongbiao Xue,Weicai Yang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140206635X

Category: Science

Page: 498

View: 7086

This timely work is a collection of papers presented at the XIth international congress of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology. It continues the tradition of the IAPTC&B in publishing the proceedings of its congresses. The work is an up-to-date report on the most significant advances in plant tissue culture and biotechnology as presented by leading international scientists. It will be crucial reading for agricultural scientists, among others.
Posted in Science

The Tropical Rain Forest

A First Encounter

Author: Marius Jacobs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364272793X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

View: 8239

In recent years, tropical forests have received more attention and have been the subject of greater environmental concern than any other kind of vegetation. There is an increasing public awareness of the importance of these forests, not only as a diminishing source of countless products used by mankind, nor for their effects on soil stabilization and climate, but as unrivalled sources of what today we call biodiversity. Threats to the continued existence of the forests represent threats to tens of thousands of species of organisms, both plants and animals. It is all the more surprising, therefore, that there have been no major scientific accounts published in recent years since the classic handbook by Paul W. Richards, The Tropical Rain Forest in 1952. Some excellent popular accounts of tropical rain forests have been published including Paul Richard's The Life of the Jungle, and Catherine Caulfield's In the Rainforest and Jungles, edited by Edward Ayensu. There have been numerous, often conflicting, assessments of the rate of conversion of tropical forests to other uses and explanations of the underlying causes, and in 1978 UNESCO/UNEPI FAO published a massive report, The Tropical Rain Forest, which, although full of useful information, is highly selective and does not fully survey the enormous diversity of the forests.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

Author: James P. Gibbs,Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.,Eleanor J. Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359819

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 1869

This set of exercises has been created expressly for students and teachers of conservation biology and wildlife management who want to have an impact beyond the classroom. The book presents a set of 32 exercises that are primarily new and greatly revised versions from the book's successful first edition. These exercises span a wide range of conservation issues: genetic analysis, population biology and management, taxonomy, ecosystem management, land use planning, the public policy process and more. All exercises discuss how to take what has been learned and apply it to practical, real-world issues. Accompanied by a detailed instructor’s manual and a student website with software and support materials, the book is ideal for use in the field, lab, or classroom. Also available: Fundamentals of Conservation Biology, 3rd edition (2007) by Malcolm L Hunter Jr and James Gibbs, ISBN 9781405135450 Saving the Earth as a Career: Advice on Becoming a Conservation Professional (2007) by Malcolm L Hunter Jr, David B Lindenmayer and Aram JK Calhoun, ISBN 9781405167611
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Rights, Resources and Rural Development

Community-based Natural Resource Management in Southern Africa

Author: Christo Fabricius

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849772436

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 5404

Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is an approach that offers multiple related benefits: securing rural livelihoods; ensuring careful conservation and management of biodiversity and other resources; and empowering communities to manage these resources sustainably. Recently, however, the CBNRM concept has attracted criticism for failing in its promise of delivering significant local improvements and conserving biodiversity in some contexts. This book identifies the flaws in its application, which often have been swept under the carpet by those involved in the initiatives. The authors analyse them, and propose remedies for specific circumstances based on the lessons learned from CBNRM experience in southern Africa over more than a decade. The result is essential reading for all researchers, observers and practitioners who have focused on CBNRM in sustainable development programmes as a means to overcome poverty and conserve ecosystems in various parts of the globe. It is a vital tool in improving their methods and performance. In addition, academics, students and policy-makers in natural resource management, resource economics, resource governance and rural development will find it a very valuable and instructive resource.
Posted in Nature

Herbaceous Perennials Production

A Guide from Propagation to Marketing

Author: Leonard P. Perry

Publisher: Natural Resources

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 4336

Posted in Gardening

Biomonitoring of Water and Waste Water

Author: Anju Agrawal,Krishna Gopal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132208641

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 166

View: 2151

Biomonitoring of water quality is very much essential for assessing the overall health of water bodies and safe supply of drinking water. The chemical nature of toxicant is highly dynamic in environment with time and space whereas biological system can integrate all environmental variables over a large period of time in terms of effect that can be easily measured and quantified. In view of the above, there is a pressing need to determine the water quality of natural resources as well as drinking water based on the standard protocols and guidelines from regulatory agencies. It is clear that the synthetic chemicals are essential for our society to maintain the health and well being of the people. However, there has been a range of detrimental effects on human health and natural environment. In general, we need to improve our management of waste chemicals discharged into the air, water and soil environments. New techniques are needed to predict adverse effects before they occur and for the treatment of wastes. In addition, a range of social, political and economic factors will be needed to be taken into account in order to achieve success.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Book of the Damned

Author: Charles Fort

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 1625792719

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 4747

Features an introductory essay by Jack WomackLo! Welcome to the worlds of Charles Fort, chronicler of the odd, the weird, the strange, the unexpected, and the inexplicable. In words at times as beautiful as anything ever written in English, Fort reveals the marvels of an age, questions the nature of what we think we know for certain, and provides the reader with leads on how not to be fooled by shaggy dog stories. Here youll find rains of the unexpected, fish, snakes, and other items from the _super-Sargasso seaÓ of the unexplained that circles the Earth. Here are accounts of UFOs, accounts of odd animals seen at sea or on land, mysterious attacks by what appear to have been animals, mysterious appearances of things and people in places they could not be. Here Forts epic account of spontaneous combustion, lights in the sky, poltergeists, unseen. murderous wild animals, mysterious disappearances, manifestations of psychotic mania, speaking in tongues¾and, of course, the cow that gave birth to two lambs. All of this Fortean wonder is prefaced by a magnificent new introductory essay by Jack Womack, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and lifetime Fortean. This Ebook is part of the Baen Books Charles Fort Ebook Collection At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Posted in Fiction