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Works in Progress: Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963

by Jenny Leigh Smith

This book is the first to investigate the gap between the plans and the reality of the Soviet Union's mid-twentieth-century project to industrialize and modernize its agricultural system. Historians agree that...


Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

by Hervé|DeBevoise, Malcolm This

Note-by-Note Cooking is a landmark in the annals of gastronomy, liberating cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has...


Food Industry Design, Technology and Innovation

by Helmut Traitler, Birgit Coleman & Karen Hofmann

Food products have always been designed, but usually not consciously. Even when design has been part of the process, it has often been restricted to considerations of packaging, logos, fonts and colors.

But now...


Strategies for Reducing Drug and Chemical Residues in Food Animals: International Approaches to Residue Avoidance, Management, and Testing

by Ronald E. Baynes & Jim E. Riviere

Highlighting international approaches; the book details strategies to minimize contamination, residue monitoring programs, and classes of drugs and chemicals that pose contaminant risk in livestock.

  • Focuses attention...


Fossil Fungi

by Thomas N Taylor, Michael Krings & Edith L. Taylor

Fungi are ubiquitous in the world and responsible for driving the evolution and governing the sustainability of ecosystems now and in the past. Fossil Fungi is the first encyclopedic book devoted exclusively...


Improving Your Soil: A Practical Guide to Soil Management for the Serious Home Gardner

by Keith Reid

Valuable advice from an expert in soil science.

Intended for both small and medium-size gardens, Improving Your Soil reveals the steps to take to achieve the perfect soil base in which to grow plants. With...


Agricultural Ecology

by Joy Tivy

This book analyses the nature of the relationships between crops, livestock and the bio-physical environment, and the extent to which man has managed and modified the products and environment to suit his/her...


Rainforest Tourism, Conservation and Management: Challenges for Sustainable Development

by Bruce Prideaux

Globally rainforests are under threat on numerous fronts, including clearing for agriculture, harvesting for timber and urban expansion. Yet they have a crucial role in biodiversity conservation, climate change...


Japan's International Fisheries Policy: Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

by Roger D. Smith

Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that...


Forests and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development

by William Nikolakis & John Innes

The overarching contribution of this book is a review and assessment of the current and future impacts of globalization on the world's forests. The work has been developed by the "Resources for the Future"...


Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1910-1970

by Donald E. Green

The scarcity of surface water which has so marked the Great Plains is even more characteristic of its subdivision, the Texas High Plains. Settlers on the plateau were forced to use pump technology to tap the...


The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

Wood Energy in Developed Economies: Resource Management, Economics and Policy

by Francisco X. Aguilar

There has been a recent resurgence of interest in wood energy as part of a sustainable range of renewable energy options. This book addresses the current gap in the energy and public policy literature for a...


Organic Farming: How to Raise, Certify, and Market Organic Crops and Livestock

by Peter V. Fossel

Organic Farming is the seed you need to get your organic farm growing. This essential guidebook explains everything you need to know to begin and maintain a healthy, productive, and profitable organic farm,...


Wine Science: Principles and Applications

by Ronald S. Jackson

With its three previous best-selling editions, Wine Science has proven to be an extensive account of the three central tenets of wine science: grape cultivation, wine production, and wine assessment. This fourth...


Urban Forests, Trees and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective

by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian & Sadia Butt

Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social,...


Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country

by Courtney White & Michael Pollan

This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental...


Advances in Cephalopod Science: Biology, Ecology, Cultivation and Fisheries

by Erica Vidal

Advances in Cephalopod Science: Biology, Ecology, Cultivation and Fisheries-volume 67 in the Advances in Marine Biology series-addresses major themes of growing research interest in the field of cephalopod research....


Farmer Innovation in Africa: A Source of Inspiration for Agricultural Development

by Chris Reij & Ann Waters-Bayer

One of Africa's major untapped resources is the creativity of its farmers. This book presents a series of clear and detailed studies that demonstrate how small-scale farmers, both men and women, experiment and...


Horse Health Care: A Step-By-Step Photographic Guide to Mastering Over 100 Horsekeeping Skills

by Cherry Hill & Richard Klimesh

This comprehensive guide covers everything a horse owner needs to know to keep a horse in good health. Equine expert Cherry Hill addresses everything from safe handling, housing, and feeding to dental care,...