Technology: A World History (New Oxford World History) Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings... Little Green Data Book 2004 In its 3rd annual edition, The Little Green Data Book 2004 is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation.
Profiles of each country include 48 key development...
Pesticides: A Toxic Time Bomb in Our Midst The writing of this book came about through a serendipitous circumstance. I wrote a book dealing with child labor in the United States, published three years earlier, containing a chapter that included a description of the hazards migrant farmworkers and their children face, not the least of which was exposure to pesticides. While mentioning the...
The Encyclopedia of Rural America: The Land and People (2 Volume Set) The Encyclopedia of Rural America is dedicated to the land and its people. Rural America is characterized by its vast expansiveness and its diversity. Of the nation's 1.9 billion acres, 1.8 billion acres are in rural areas or federal lands. It is a land of crop and pasture land, forests and wetlands, mountains and deserts, sea coasts and inland...
Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses (Handbook of Plant Breeding)
The main role of grasses, clovers and alfalfa in temperate agriculture is still to provide forage for ruminant animals but, in the last decades, the importance of amenity grasses increased markedly and, in the near future, new developments in the areas of energy and biomass use can be envisaged. Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, fifth volume in...
Inductive Learning Algorithms for Complex System Modeling Inductive Learning Algorithms for Complex Systems Modeling is a professional monograph that surveys new types of learning algorithms for modeling complex scientific systems in science and engineering. The book features discussions of algorithm development, structure, and behavior; comprehensive coverage of all types of algorithms useful for this... Ecological Modeling for Resource Management
This book was developed from a workshop on the “Effective Use of
Ecological Modeling in Management,” held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee,
on October 23–26, 2000. The workshop was sponsored by the Department
of Defense’s (DoD’s) Strategic Environmental Research and Development
Program (SERDP), the Army Research...
Water and the Future of Humanity: Revisiting Water Security
This unique, engaging, and highly authoritative volume enlightens readers on changes needed in the way society accesses, provides, and uses water. It further shines a light on changes needed in the way we use food, energy, and other goods and services in relation to water, and offers projections and recommendations, up to 2050, that apply to...
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...
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