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  • Urban Biodiversity

    From Research to Practice

    Edited by Alessandro Ossola, Jari Niemelä

    Urban biodiversity is an increasingly popular topic among researchers. Worldwide, thousands of research projects are unravelling how urbanisation impacts the biodiversity of cities and towns, as well as its benefits for people and the environment through ecosystem services. Exciting scientific…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urban Ecology

  • Ecological Complexity and Agroecology

    By John Vandermeer, Ivette Perfecto

    This text reflects the immense current growth in interest in agroecology and changing approaches to it. While it is acknowledged that the science of ecology should be the basis of agroecological planning, many analysts have out-of-date ideas about contemporary ecology. Ecology has come a long way…

    Paperback – 2017-10-30 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity

    Edited by Danny Hunter, Luigi Guarino, Charles Spillane, Peter C. McKeown

    The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs. In recent decades, there has been increased appreciation of the risk this implies for food security and quality, especially in times of environmental change. As a result, agricultural biodiversity has…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09 
    Routledge

  • A History of Groves

    Edited by Jan Woudstra, Colin Roth

    The grove, a grouping of trees, intentionally cultivated or found growing wild, has a long diverse history entwined with human settlement, rural practices and the culture and politics of cities. A grove can be a memorial, a place of learning, a site of poetic retreat and philosophy or political…

    Hardback – 2017-08-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design

  • Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture

    The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

    Edited by Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • The Rise and Fall of Countryside Management

    A Historical Account

    By Ian D. Rotherham

    For at least half a century since the emergence of Country Parks and Forest Parks, countryside services have provided leisure, tourism, conservation, restoration and regeneration across Britain. Yet these services are currently being decimated as public services are sacrificed to the new era…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Urban Forestry

    Edited by Francesco Ferrini, Cecil C. Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Alessio Fini

    More than half the world's population now lives in cities. Creating sustainable, healthy and aesthetic urban environments is therefore a major policy goal and research agenda. This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of the state of the art and science of urban forestry. It describes…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • Plantation Crops, Plunder and Power

    Evolution and exploitation

    By James F. Hancock

    Over the last five centuries, plantation crops have represented the best and worst of industrialized agriculture – "best" through their agronomic productivity and global commercial success, and "worst" as examples of exploitative colonialism, conflict and ill-treatment of workers. This book traces…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Forgotten Agricultural Heritage

    Reconnecting food systems and sustainable development

    By Parviz Koohafkan, Miguel A. Altieri

    Contemporary agriculture is often criticized for its industrial scale, adverse effects on nutrition, rural employment and the environment, and its disconnectedness from nature and culture. Yet there are many examples of traditional smaller scale systems that have survived the test of time and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Environment and Society in Ethiopia

    By Girma Kebbede

    Ethiopia is facing environmental and poverty challenges, and urgently needs effective management of its environmental resources. Much of the Ethiopian landscape has been significantly altered and reshaped by centuries of human activities, and three-quarters of the rural population is living on…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Ecology

  • Tropical Fruit Tree Diversity

    Good practices for in situ and on-farm conservation

    Edited by Bhuwon Sthapit, Hugo Lamers, Ramanatha Rao, Arwen Bailey

    Farmers have developed a range of agricultural practices to sustainably use and maintain a wide diversity of crop species in many parts of the world. This book documents good practices innovated by farmers and collects key reviews on good practices from global experts, not only from the case…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge
    Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

  • Pollination Services to Agriculture

    Sustaining and enhancing a key ecosystem service

    Edited by Barbara Gemmill-Herren

    It is only recently that the immense economic value of pollination to agriculture has been appreciated. At the same time, the alarming collapse in populations of bees and other pollinators has highlighted the urgency of addressing this issue. This book focuses on the specific measures and practices…

    Paperback – 2016-04-13
    Routledge

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