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Trees, Crops and Soil Fertility: Concepts and Research Methods
Trees, Crops and Soil Fertility: Concepts and Research Methods
Soil science benefits from the availability of a wide array of practicable
methods. There are a number of very useful compendia in which sets of
these methods are collected together to provide easy reference for the
intending practitioner. The need for yet another handbook might
therefore be questioned. This book, however,
...
Fasciolosis
Fasciolosis
Fasciolosis, a parasitic disease caused by the liver fluke, has a tremendous impact on livestock each year. In addition, an estimated 2.4 million people are infected, and the disease is now recognized as an emerging human disease by the World Health Organization. This volume, the first comprehensive treatment devoted to these parasites and their...
Intellectual Property Rights in Agricultural Biotechnology (Biotechnology in Agriculture Series)
Intellectual Property Rights in Agricultural Biotechnology (Biotechnology in Agriculture Series)
The successful application of biotechnology tools has had and is having dramatic effects in some areas of agriculture. These effects are being felt throughout the world in academic, government and industrial communities. The result is the rapid development of a multi-million dollar industry. This work has been going on for more than two decades...
Agricultural Biotechnology in International Development (Biotechnology in Agriculture Series)
Agricultural Biotechnology in International Development (Biotechnology in Agriculture Series)

Obtaining world food security and food self-reliance for the developing nations is a complex and difficult task, but with increased research and education, agricultural production in developing countries can be improved. Biotechnology applications, integrated into traditional systems, hold much promise in this respect. Realizing the positive...

Protective Effects of Tea on Human Health
Protective Effects of Tea on Human Health

Bringing together the latest research from leading experts, this book provides an indispensable reference on the health benefits of drinking tea. It examines the general health giving properties of tea before moving on to a detailed review of the evidence for the beneficial effects of tea on specific ailments including cancer, the common...

Water Dynamics in Plant Production
Water Dynamics in Plant Production
The source of life is water. Life began in the oceans, which represent the largest stock of water on Earth. Much less water is stored below the land surface in the form of fresh groundwater, amounting to not quite 0.8% of the earth’s total water reserves, while lakes and rivers combined only contribute a further...
The Psychology of Food Choice (Frontiers in Nutritional Science)
The Psychology of Food Choice (Frontiers in Nutritional Science)
We all eat foods every day and in Western societies we are confronted with a vast array of different types of foods with different prices, offering different sensory experiences and of varying composition in terms of nutritional components. Although the proportion of income spent on food has declined, food nevertheless remains...
Halophytes and Climate Change: Adaptive Mechanisms and Potential Uses
Halophytes and Climate Change: Adaptive Mechanisms and Potential Uses
This book contains current knowledge and the most recent developments in the field of halophyte biology, ecology, and potential uses. Halophytes are characterized as plants that can survive and complete their life cycle in highly saline environments. This book explores the adaptive mechanisms and special features of halophytes that allow...
Air Pollution: Sources, Impacts and Controls
Air Pollution: Sources, Impacts and Controls
The problem of air pollution has become a global issue, driven by rapid economic growth, industrialization, and urbanization. Pollutants directly emitted into the atmosphere include nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulphur oxides, particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds, carbonaceous particles, dust, and sea-salt. Secondary...
Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: Seizing the Momentum
Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: Seizing the Momentum
About 800 million people suffer from hunger, 2 billion from lack of micronutrients, and more than 2 billion from overweight and obesity. There is renewed interest in reshaping agricultural and food systems, at the global, regional and national levels, so that poor and vulnerable people have access to and are able to consume nutritious...
  
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