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  • Urban Soils

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart

    Urban soil comprises geological material drastically disturbed by anthropogenic activities. Urban soils play a role in the production of food, aesthetics of residential areas, and pollutant dynamics. Properties of urban soils are normally not favorable to plant growth, are contaminated by heavy…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
    CRC Press
    Advances in Soil Science

  • NGO Discourses in the Debate on Genetically Modified Crops

    By Ksenia Gerasimova

    The development and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been a contentious topic for the last three decades. While there have been a number of social science analyses of the issues, this is the first book to assess the role of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the debate at such…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • The Zambezi River Basin

    Water and sustainable development

    Edited by Jonathan Lautze, Zebediah Phiri, Vladimir Smakhtin, Davison Saruchera

    The Zambezi river is the fourth longest in Africa, crossing or bordering Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The river basin is widely recognized as one of the most important basins in southern Africa and is the focus of contested development, including water for hydropower…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World

  • Combine Harvesters

    Theory, Modeling, and Design

    By Petre Miu

    From Basic Fundamentals to Advanced Design Applications A culmination of the author’s more than 20 years of research efforts, academic papers, and lecture notes, Combine Harvesters: Theory, Modeling, and Design outlines the key concepts of combine harvester process theory and provides you with a…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    CRC Press

  • Air and Environmental Quality in Livestock and Agricultural Buildings

    Edited by Thomas Banhazi, Andres Aland, Joerg Hartung

    Good housing environment that promotes high production efficiency, excellent health and optimal welfare for different livestock species is an essential aspect of sustainable animal production. This book is written for all those who are involved in managing the production efficiency, health and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    CRC Press
    Sustainable Energy Developments

  • Biomass and Biofuels

    Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution

    Edited by Shibu Jose, Thallada Bhaskar

    The long-held tenets of the energy sector are being rewritten in the twenty-first century. The rise of unconventional oil and gas and of renewables is transforming our economies and improving our understanding of the distribution of the world’s energy resources and their impacts. A complete…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    CRC Press

  • Lacto-Fermentation of Human Excreta for Agricultural Application

    By Nadejda Andreev

    Human excreta is a valuable fertilizer for improving soil quality and crop productivity, with a potential to replace or complement the mineral fertilizers. The main challenges related to human excreta regarding agricultural applications are microbial contamination risks, loss of nutrients, and odor…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    CRC Press

  • Food Utopias

    Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community

    Edited by Paul V. Stock, Michael Carolan, Christopher Rosin

    Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements – including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food knowledge and food sovereignty – consistently invoke themes around autonomy, sufficiency…

    Paperback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Drip Irrigation for Agriculture

    Untold Stories of Efficiency, Innovation and Development

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Venot, Marcel Kuper, Margreet Zwarteveen

    Initially associated with hi-tech irrigated agriculture, drip irrigation is now being used by a much wider range of farmers in emerging and developing countries. This book documents the enthusiasm, spread and use of drip irrigation systems by smallholders but also some disappointments and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-18 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Perma/Culture:

    Imagining Alternatives in an Age of Crisis

    Edited by Molly Wallace, David Carruthers

    In the face of what seems like a concerted effort to destroy the only planet that can sustain us, critique is an important tool. It is in this vein that most scholars have approached environmental crisis. While there are numerous texts that chronicle contemporary issues in environmental ills, there…

    Hardback – 2017-07-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Climate Adaptation Policy and Evidence

    Understanding the Tensions between Politics and Expertise in Public Policy

    By Peter Tangney

    Evidence-based policymaking is often promoted within liberal democracies as the best means for government to balance political values with technical considerations. Under the evidence-based mandate, both experts and non-experts often assume that policy problems are sufficiently tractable and that…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • The Extended Specimen

    Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research

    Edited by Michael S. Webster

    This book highlights the research potential for ornithological specimens, and stimulates ornithologists poised to initiate a renaissance in collections-based ornithological research. Contributors illustrate collections and specimens in novel ways by adopting emerging new technologies and analytical…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

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