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  • Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture

    Greening the World's Food Economy

    By Jules Pretty, Zareen Pervez Bharucha

    Sustainable intensification (SI) has emerged in recent years as a powerful new conceptualisation of agricultural sustainability and has been widely adopted in policy circles and debates. It is defined as a process or system where yields are increased without adverse environmental impact and without…

    Paperback – 2018-06-12
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Green Exercise

    Linking Nature, Health and Well-being

    Edited by Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood, Jules Pretty

    The concept of Green Exercise has now been widely adopted and implies a synergistic health benefit of being active in the presence of nature. This book provides a balanced overview and synthesis text on all aspects of Green Exercise and integrates evidence from many different disciplines including…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23

  • Urban Agriculture

    Diverse Activities and Benefits for City Society

    Edited by Craig Pearson, Sarah Pilgrim, Jules Pretty

    Most of us live in cities. These are becoming increasingly complex and removed from broad-scale agriculture. Yet within cities there are many examples of greenspaces and local food production that bring multiple benefits that often go unnoticed. This book presents a collection of the latest…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01
    International Journal Agricultural Sustainability

  • Ecocultures

    Blueprints for Sustainable Communities

    Edited by Steffen Böhm, Zareen Pervez Bharucha, Jules Pretty

    The world faces a ‘perfect storm’ of social and ecological stresses, including climate change, habitat loss, resource degradation and social, economic and cultural change. In order to cope with these, communities are struggling to transition to sustainable ways of living that improve well-being and…

    Paperback – 2014-12-09

  • Unwelcome Harvest

    Agriculture and pollution

    By Gordon R. Conway, Jules N. Pretty

    Agriculture Pollutes: pesticides can destroy wildlife and some are toxic to humans; some fungicides and herbicides cause cancer. Nitrates result in the contamination of drinking water and produce the risk of the �blue-baby� syndrome in infants and of stomach cancer in adults. Agriculture produces…

    Paperback – 2013-03-28
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Nature and Culture

    Rebuilding Lost Connections

    Edited by Sarah Pilgrim, Jules N. Pretty

    There is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control…

    Paperback – 2013-01-16

  • Sustainable Intensification

    Increasing Productivity in African Food and Agricultural Systems

    Edited by Jules Pretty, Camilla Toulmin, Stella Williams

    Continued population growth, rapidly changing consumption patterns and the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are driving limited resources of food, energy, water and materials towards critical thresholds worldwide. These pressures are likely to be substantial across Africa,…

    Hardback – 2011-02-28
    International Journal Agricultural Sustainability

  • The Earth Only Endures

    On Reconnecting with Nature and Our Place in It

    By Jules Pretty

    For most of human history, we have lived our daily lives in a close relationship with the land. Yet now, for the first time, more people are living in urban rather than rural areas, bringing about an estrangement. This book, by acclaimed author Jules Pretty, is fundamentally about our relationship…

    Paperback – 2009-05-28

  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food

    By Jules Pretty

    'Jules Pretty brings together the most comprehensive and carefully selected collection of writings available about sustainable agriculture. Together with an excellent overview chapter, the collected works provide the best available source for an enlightened analysis and debate about sustainability…

    Hardback – 2007-12-07
    Earthscan Reference Collections

  • Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems

    Edited by Norman Uphoff, Andrew S. Ball, Erick Fernandes, Hans Herren, Olivier Husson, Mark Laing, Cheryl Palm, Jules Pretty, Pedro Sanchez, Nteranya Sanginga, Janice Thies

    Global agriculture is now at the crossroads. The Green Revolution of the last century is losing momentum. Rates of growth in food production are now declining, with land and water resources becoming scarcer, while world population continues to grow. We need to continue to identify and share the…

    Hardback – 2006-03-03
    CRC Press
    Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

  • The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Agriculture

    Edited by Jules Pretty

    Our agricultural and food systems are not meeting everyone's needs, and despite great progress in increasing productivity over the past century, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished. This book describes a different form of agriculture: one founded more on ecological…

    Paperback – 2005-08-01
    Earthscan Reader Series

  • The Pesticide Detox

    Towards a More Sustainable Agriculture

    By Jules N. Pretty

    Since the 1960s, the world's population has more than doubled and agricultural production per person has increased by a third. Yet this growth in production has masked enormous hidden costs arising from widespread pesticide use - massive ecological damage and high incidences of farmer poisoning and…

    Paperback – 2004-12-01

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