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  • Achieving Food Security in China

    The Challenges Ahead, 1st Edition

    By Zhang-Yue Zhou

    China’s food security has never failed to attract the public’s attention. Feeding China’s large population has always been a huge challenge. The latest large-scale famine took place in 1958–62 during which approximately 37 million people died of starvation. However, since the early 1980s, China’s…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge

  • Forest Governance and Management Across Time

    Developing a New Forest Social Contract, 1st Edition

    By Erland Mårald, Camilla Sandstrom, Annika Nordin, and Others

    The influence of the past, and of the future on current-time tradeoffs in the forest arena are particularly relevant given the long-term successions in forest landscapes and the hundred years’ rotations in forestry. Historically established path dependencies and conflicts determine our present…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Forest Library

  • Green, Reliable and Viable: Perspectives on India’s Shift Towards Low-Carbon Energy

    Perspectives on India’s Shift Towards Low-Carbon Energy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ajay Mathur, Adair Turner, Noëmie Leprince-Ringuet

    Resource-intensive practices of yesterday can no longer sustain the world. The future of our planet hinges on timely transitions to efficiency of resource-use across ecosystems of people, products, and processes. This will happen through transitions to low-carbon global energy systems. Against this…

    Hardback – 2019-06-04
    CRC Press

  • Beneficial Insects

    1st Edition

    By David V. Alford

    Insects are key components of life on our planet, and their presence is essential for maintaining balanced terrestrial ecosystems. Without insects humans would struggle to survive, and on a world scale food production would be severely compromised. Many plants and animals depend directly or…

    Hardback – 2019-05-23
    CRC Press

  • Revival: Handbook of Mammalian Metabolism of Plant Compounds (1991)

    1st Edition

    By Ronald R. Scheline

    Handbook of Mammalian Metabolism of Plant Compounds provides an extensive survey of how mammals metabolize compounds found in higher plants. Information about these compounds is important to researchers in pharmacology, toxicology, medical and natural products chemistry, and food sciences.…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    CRC Press
    CRC Press Revivals

  • Obesity in the Dog and Cat

    1st Edition

    Edited by Martha G. Cline, Maryanne Murphy

    3 star Doody's Review listing! As of 2018, pet obesity in the US affects an estimated 55.8 percent of dogs and 59.5 percent of cats, resulting in secondary conditions such as arthritis, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, and certain forms of cancer. A complete and balanced diet accompanied by…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    CRC Press

  • Working with Map Projections

    A Guide to their Selection, 1st Edition

    By Fritz Kessler, Sarah Battersby

    A map projection fundamentally impacts the mapmaking process. Working with Map Projections: A Guide to Their Selection explains why, for any given map, there isn’t a single "best" map projection. Selecting a projection is a matter of understanding the compromises and consequences of showing a 3-D…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    CRC Press

  • Tapestry Lawns

    Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers, 1st Edition

    By Lionel Smith

    Swathes of the human world are covered in ornamental grass lawns; they are the single most commonly encountered horticultural feature on the planet. Unfortunately, they are now often viewed as resource-draining green deserts due to the lack of plant and animal diversity, the need for frequent…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    CRC Press

  • Food Riots, Food Rights and the Politics of Provisions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Naomi Hossain, Patta Scott-Villiers

    Thousands of people in dozens of countries took to the streets when world food prices spiked in 2008 and 2011. What does the persistence of popular mobilization around food tell us about the politics of subsistence in an era of integrated food markets and universal human rights? This book…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • NGO Discourses in the Debate on Genetically Modified Crops

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Stress Physiology of Woody Plants

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wenhao Dai

    Woody plants have distinct growth and development habits. Being sessile and perennial species, woody plants are challenged by multiple stresses year-round or facing repeated stress attacks during their lives. A stress challenge in one season may impact the plant performance in other seasons or…

    Hardback – 2019-05-09
    CRC Press

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