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Living on One Acre or Less: How to produce all the fruit, veg, meat, fish and eggs your family needs

by Sally Morgan

You don't need a huge parcel of land to start your own mini-farm and live more self-sufficiently. With an acre, or even a half-acre, you can juggle a job, family, and still grow fruit and veg and even have some...


Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction

The Paradigm of Forests and the Survival of the Fittest

by Sergio A. Molina-Murillo & Carlos Rojas Alvarado

This book demonstrates the social, historical, and environmental framework within which humans have developed a relationship with the forest and its resources. Starting from the biological basis that permits...


Klotho

by Gerald Litwack

Klotho is the latest edition of a series first published in 1943 on Vitamins and Hormones and the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. It provides up-to-date information on vitamin and hormone...


Six Steps Back to the Land: Why we need small mixed farms and millions more farmers

by Colin Tudge

Practical guidance on reclaiming our food production at a time when food security is more relevant than ever The farms that are truly productive, sustainable, and resilient are the mixed, tightly integrated...


Miraculous Abundance: One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World

by Charles Hervé-Gruyer, Perrine Hervé-Gruyer & Eliot Coleman

The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels

When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic...


Crop Genetic Diversity in the Field and on the Farm: Principles and Applications in Research Practices

by Devra I. Jarvis, Toby Hodgkin & Anthony H. D. Brown

Based on twenty years of global research, this is the first comprehensive reference on crop genetic diversity as it is maintained on farmland around the world. Showcasing the findings of seven experts representing...


Plant Biotechnology and Genetics

by C. Neal Stewart, Jr.

Focused on basics and processes, this textbook teaches plant biology and agriculture applications with summary and discussion questions in each chapter.

  • Updates each chapter to reflect advances / changes since...


Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States

by Patrick D. Keyser, Todd Fearer & Craig A. Harper

If you are responsible for oak management, Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States is for you. It is the definitive practical guide for anyone interested in improving stewardship of eastern oak forests....


Sustainable Approaches to Controlling Plant Pathogenic Bacteria

by V. Rajesh Kannan & Kubilay Kurtulus Bastas

Plant diseases and changes in existing pathogens remain a constant threat to our forests, food, and fiber crops as well as landscape plants. However, many economically important pathosystems are largely unexplored...


Keeping it in the Family: International Perspectives on Succession and Retirement on Family Farms

by John Baker & Matt Lobley

As the largest group of natural resource managers on the planet, farmers are at the interface of the changing relationship between humans and the environment. Typically organised around what might be considered...


Governing Urban Sustainability: Comparing Cities in the USA and Germany

by Lisa Pettibone

In her study of the interactions between tools of urban sustainability governance in key cities, Lisa Pettibone argues that a new factor-sustainability-minded groups-may be critical to building momentum for...


Herbal Bioactives and Food Fortification: Extraction and Formulation

by D. Suresh Kumar

Recent major shifts in global health care management policy have been instrumental in renewing interest in herbal medicine. However, literature on the development of products from herbs is often scattered and...


Aquaculture Technology in Developing Countries

by Randall E. Brummett

Aquaculture technology has been evolving rapidly over the last two decades, led by an increasingly skilled cadre of researchers in developing countries. Rather than copying, or adapting work done in industrialized...


Natural Disasters and Food Crises in Low-Income Countries

by Olumuyiwa, Mr. Adedeji & Jana Gieck-Bricco

The exposure of low-income countries to natural disasters has a significant impact on food production and food security. This paper provides a framework for assessing a country's vulnerability to food crisis...


Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers

by Lisa Kivirist

The first practical, hands-on guide for female farmers


Secondary Xylem Biology: Origins, Functions, and Applications

by Yoon Soo Kim, Ryo Funada & Adya,P Singh

Secondary Xylem Biology: Origins, Functions, and Applications provides readers with many lenses from which to understand the whole scope and breadth of secondary xylem. The book builds on a basic comprehension...


Biscuit Baking Technology: Processing and Engineering Manual

by Iain Davidson

Biscuit Baking Technology, Second Edition, is a reference book for senior managers and staff involved in industrial scale biscuit baking. It covers the biscuit industry process, ingredients, formulations, besides...


The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping, Second Edition

by Ivor Davis & Roger Cullum-Kenyon

The number of people interested and active in keeping bees at an amateur level has continued to increase over the past few years in both rural and urban situations. This guide, aimed at beginning beekeepers,...


Chitosan in the Preservation of Agricultural Commodities

by Silvia Bautista-Baños, Gianfranco Romanazzi & Antonio Jiménez-Aparicio

Chitosan in the Preservation of Agricultural Commodities presents a cohesive overview of research topics regarding the production and characterization of chitosan, the development of coatings and fi lms, its...