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Anders Thelin Agricultural Medicine. Rural Occupational and Environmental Health, Safety, and Prevention Anders Thelin Agricultural Medicine. Rural Occupational and Environmental Health, Safety, and Prevention Новинка

Anders Thelin Agricultural Medicine. Rural Occupational and Environmental Health, Safety, and Prevention

Newly updated, Agricultural Medicine: Rural Occupational Health, Safety, and Prevention, Second Editionis a groundbreaking and comprehensive textbook and reference for students and practitioners of public health, and professionals in the field of rural agricultural occupational health and safety. The book introduces specific occupational and environmental health and safety issues faced by agricultural workers and rural residents, and provides a roadmap to establishing sustainable worker and public health support in agricultural communities. Responding to reader demand, Agricultural Medicine, Second Edition now features more case studies, key point summaries, and new international perspective chapters comparing North American health and agricultural practices to those in Europe, the Asia Pacific, and South America. Agricultural health and safety engages a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals, veterinarians, safety professionals, engineers, sociologists, epidemiologists, and psychologists, for whom this book serves as an essential resource.
Helyette Geman Agricultural Finance. From Crops to Land, Water and Infrastructure Helyette Geman Agricultural Finance. From Crops to Land, Water and Infrastructure Новинка

Helyette Geman Agricultural Finance. From Crops to Land, Water and Infrastructure

A comprehensive resource for understanding the complexities of agricultural finance Agricultural Finance: From Crops to Land, Water, and Infrastructure is a pioneering book that offers a comprehensive resource for understanding the worldwide agriculture markets, from spikes in agricultural commodity prices to trading strategies, and the agribusiness industry generally to the challenges of feeding the planet in particular. The book also goes in-depth on the topics of land, water, fertilizers, biofuels, and ethanol. Written by Helyette Geman—an industry expert in commodity derivatives—this book explores the agricultural marketplace and the cycles in agricultural commodity prices that can be the key to investor success. This resource addresses a wide range of other important topics as well, including agricultural insurance, energy, shipping and bunker prices, sustainability, investments in land, subsidies, agricultural derivatives, and farming risk-management. Other topics covered include structured products and agricultural commodities ETFs; trade finance in an era of credit shortage; securitization and commodity-linked notes; grains: wheat, corn, soybeans; softs: coffee, cocoa, cotton; shipping as a key component of agricultural trade; and the major agricultural shipping routes and the costs. The book: Offers the first comprehensive resource that deals with the all aspects of agricultural finance Includes information that is crucial for pension funds, asset managers, hedge funds, agribusiness corporates, CTAs and regulators Covers a range of topics from agricultural bunker prices, futures, options to major shipping routes and the costs This text is a must-have resource for accessing the information required to trade successfully in the agricultural marketplace.
Roberto Benedetti Agricultural Survey Methods Roberto Benedetti Agricultural Survey Methods Новинка

Roberto Benedetti Agricultural Survey Methods

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Due to the widespread use of surveys in agricultural resources estimation there is a broad and recognizable interest in methods and techniques to collect and process agricultural data. This book brings together the knowledge of academics and experts to increase the dissemination of the latest developments in agricultural statistics. Conducting a census, setting up frames and registers and using administrative data for statistical purposes are covered and issues arising from sample design and estimation, use of remote sensing, management of data quality and dissemination and analysis of survey data are explored. Key features: Brings together high quality research on agricultural statistics from experts in this field. Provides a thorough and much needed overview of developments within agricultural statistics. Contains summaries for each chapter, providing a valuable reference framework for those new to the field. Based upon a selection of key methodological papers presented at the ICAS conference series, updated and expanded to address current issues. Covers traditional statistical methodologies including sampling and weighting. This book provides a much needed guide to conducting surveys of land use and to the latest developments in agricultural statistics. Statisticians interested in agricultural statistics, agricultural statisticians in national statistics offices and statisticians and researchers using survey methodology will benefit from this book.
Van Nguyen Tang Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes Van Nguyen Tang Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes Новинка

Van Nguyen Tang Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes

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A guide to the extraction, isolation and purification of bioactive compounds from agricultural wastes, and their applications Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes offers a guide to the many uses of agricultural wastes from the production of major food types including tea, coffee, cacao, cashew, fruit and vegetables, wine, edible oils, sugar, starch and more. Written by a noted expert in the field, the text explores the various methods for extraction, isolation and purification of bioactive compounds from agricultural wastes. The author also makes recommendations concerning the most effective applications of bioactive compounds and discusses the economics and market for recovered bioactive compounds. Recent studies reveal that bioactive compounds have been directly linked to biological activity such as antioxidant, anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-cardiovascular capacities, etc. In particular, agricultural wastes are considered as potential and inexpensive sources of bioactive compounds. Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes fills a gap in the literature by providing a text that explores this important topic and examines the: Sustainability of waste management and shows how to extract, isolate and purify bioactive compounds from agricultural wastes, and their most effective application Wide range of agricultural food produce that can be processed and the special techniques used for recovering the bioactive compounds from these sources Health applications of bioactive compounds that have been directly linked to pharmacological activities including antioxidant, anticancer, and more Designed for use by researchers and producers in the agriculture, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, Recovering Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural Wastes contains the knowledge, history and definition, classification and synthesis, and extraction techniques of bioactive compounds.
Sarah Coakley Faith, Rationality and the Passions Sarah Coakley Faith, Rationality and the Passions Новинка

Sarah Coakley Faith, Rationality and the Passions

Faith, Rationality and the Passions presents a fresh and original examination of the relation of religious faith, philosophical rationality and the passions. Contributions see leading scholars refute the widely-held belief that religious Enlightenment forced passion and reason apart. Leading Philosophical experts offer new research on the relation of faith, reason and the passions in classic and Enlightenment figures Overturns the widely-held presumption that the Enlightenment was responsible for creating a gulf between reason and passion Presents original and innovative research on the importance of the late-19th century creation of the category of ‘emotion’, and its striking difference from classic ideas of passion Brings together secular science and philosophy of emotion with philosophical theology to seek a new integration of belief, emotion and reason
The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason Новинка

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason

The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise and adapt. Yet in this sweeping narrative and provocative retelling of modern history, Christopher de Bellaigue charts the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment – the social movements, reforms and revolutions that transfigured the Middle East from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Modern ideals and practices were embraced across the region, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy.The Islamic Enlightenment looks behind the sensationalist headlines in order to foster a genuine understanding of Islam and its relationship to the West. It is essential reading for anyone engaged in the state of the world today.
Sean Liu X. Food and Agricultural Wastewater Utilization and Treatment Sean Liu X. Food and Agricultural Wastewater Utilization and Treatment Новинка

Sean Liu X. Food and Agricultural Wastewater Utilization and Treatment

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Wastes, whether they are solid wastes or wastewater, are resources from which economic values may be derived. Almost all components of agricultural and food wastewater can be and should be utilized or recovered; the stumbling block of achieving this aspiration is economical, not technical. The last one and a half decades have seen the surging of agricultural and non-agricultural commodity prices across the board and increased public consciousness of environmental impact of industrial wastewater discharge and treatment. The confluence of these new developments have generated new interests and applications of agricultural and food wastewater and their treatment residuals in diverse fields and industries. This new edition will expand topics related to wastewater utilizations and new uses of treatment residuals while providing up-to-date information on new treatment technologies and practices across the globe. The new edition’s target audience is anyone who has the responsibility of dealing with its plant effluents in agricultural and food processing operations. It should be of value to waste management personnel responsible for managing major waste effluents from agro and food industries. It will also be useful for college students whose majors are in environmental science or waste management fields as a reference.
Robert Brown C. Biorenewable Resources. Engineering New Products from Agriculture Robert Brown C. Biorenewable Resources. Engineering New Products from Agriculture Новинка

Robert Brown C. Biorenewable Resources. Engineering New Products from Agriculture

Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture, 2nd Edition will provide comprehensive coverage of engineering systems that convert agricultural crops and residues into bioenergy and biobased products. This edition is thoroughly updated and revised to better serve the needs of the professional and research fields working with biorenewable resource development and production. Biorenewable resources is a rapidly growing field that forms at the interface between agricultural and plant sciences and process engineering. Biorenewable Resources will be an indispensable reference for anyone working in the production of biomass or biorenewable resources.
Andrew Steele The natural and agricultural history of Peat-Moss or Turf-Bog Andrew Steele The natural and agricultural history of Peat-Moss or Turf-Bog Новинка

Andrew Steele The natural and agricultural history of Peat-Moss or Turf-Bog

Полный вариант заголовка: «The natural and agricultural history of Peat-Moss or Turf-Bog : to which are annexed corroborative writings, correspondence and observations, on the qualities of peat or fen earth, as a soil and manure, and on the methods used in Scotland for converting moss soils into arable and pasture grounds, plantations of trees, &c. / by Andrew Steele».
John Betz R. After Enlightenment. The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann John Betz R. After Enlightenment. The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann Новинка

John Betz R. After Enlightenment. The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann

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After Enlightenment: Hamann as Post-Secular Visionary is a comprehensive introduction to the life and works of eighteenth-century German philosopher, J. G. Hamann, the founding father of what has come to be known as Radical Orthodoxy. Provides a long-overdue, comprehensive introduction to Haman's fascinating life and controversial works, including his role as a friend and critic of Kant and some of the most renowned German intellectuals of the age Features substantial new translations of the most important passages from across Hamann's writings, some of which have never been translated into English Examines Hamann's highly original views on a range of topics, including faith, reason, revelation, Christianity, biblical exegesis, Socrates, theological aesthetics, language, sexuality, religion, politics, and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity Presents Hamann as the 'founding father' of a distinctly post-modern, post-secular theology and, as such, as an alternative to the 'postmodern triumvirate' of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida Considers Hamann's work as a touchtone of modern Jewish-Christian dialogue, in view of debates with his friend Moses Mendelssohn Explores Hamann's role as the visionary founder of a 'metacritical' movement that radically calls into question the basic principles of modern secular reason, and thus reprises the debate between those defending Hamann's views and those labeling him the bête noir of the Enlightenment
Handbook of Agricultural Economics: Marketing, Distribution, and Consumers Handbook of Agricultural Economics: Marketing, Distribution, and Consumers Новинка

Handbook of Agricultural Economics: Marketing, Distribution, and Consumers

This first volume of the "Handbook of Agricultural Economics" presents work on topics central to the economics of agriculture: the quantitative representation of technology; market expectations; household production behaviour; consumer behaviour with uncertain quality and safety of goods; and issues of imperfect competition in food marketing. Volume IB deals with the economics of agricultural products after they leave the farm. Seven chapters explain recent developments in application of dual approaches in household economies, the industrial organization of food marketing, marketing margins between farm and retail prices, spatial price analysis, commodity storage and price stabilization, commodity futures and options markets, and the economics of food safety. Volumes IA and IB each follow their specialized chapters with a synthesis chapter that brings together and assesses the main themes and issues of the field, and volume IB concludes with an overall synthesis of the state of and prospects for agricultural economics as applied economic science.
John Betz R. After Enlightenment. The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann John Betz R. After Enlightenment. The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann Новинка

John Betz R. After Enlightenment. The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann

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After Enlightenment: Hamann as Post-Secular Visionary is a comprehensive introduction to the life and works of eighteenth-century German philosopher, J. G. Hamann, the founding father of what has come to be known as Radical Orthodoxy. Provides a long-overdue, comprehensive introduction to Haman's fascinating life and controversial works, including his role as a friend and critic of Kant and some of the most renowned German intellectuals of the age Features substantial new translations of the most important passages from across Hamann's writings, some of which have never been translated into English Examines Hamann's highly original views on a range of topics, including faith, reason, revelation, Christianity, biblical exegesis, Socrates, theological aesthetics, language, sexuality, religion, politics, and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity Presents Hamann as the 'founding father' of a distinctly post-modern, post-secular theology and, as such, as an alternative to the 'postmodern triumvirate' of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida Considers Hamann's work as a touchtone of modern Jewish-Christian dialogue, in view of debates with his friend Moses Mendelssohn Explores Hamann's role as the visionary founder of a 'metacritical' movement that radically calls into question the basic principles of modern secular reason, and thus reprises the debate between those defending Hamann's views and those labeling him the bête noir of the Enlightenment
Adam Smith Adam Smith Новинка

Adam Smith

Adam Smith is celebrated all over the world as the author of The Wealth of Nations and the founder of modern economics. A few of his ideas ? such as the ?Invisible Hand? of the market - have become icons of the modern world. Yet Smith saw himself primarily as a philosopher rather than an economist, and would never have predicted that the ideas for which he is now best known were his most important. This book, by one of the leading scholars of the Scottish Enlightenment, shows the extent to which The Wealth of Nations and Smith?s other great work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, were part of a larger scheme to establish a grand ?Science of Man?, one of the most ambitious projects of the European Enlightenment, which was to encompass law, history and aesthetics as well as economics and ethics. Nicholas Phillipson reconstructs Smith?s intellectual ancestry and formation, of which he gives a radically new and convincing account. He shows Smith's interactions with the rapidly changing and subtly different intellectual and commercial cultures of Glasgow and Edinburgh as they entered the great years of the Scottish Enlightenment. Above all he explains how far Smith?s ideas developed in dialogue with those of his closest friend, the other titan of the age, David Hume. This superb biography is now the one book which anyone interested in the founder of economics must read.
Yiyang Dong Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry. Principles and Practices of DART-MS Yiyang Dong Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry. Principles and Practices of DART-MS Новинка

Yiyang Dong Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry. Principles and Practices of DART-MS

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DART-MS is a relatively new, but very fast evolving technology. Due to its versatility, it addresses fields of crucial importance to people and community, e.g. food or agricultural, forensic, industrial, environmental, medicinal and clinical analysis.
Frank Fingerloos Beton-Kalender 2016. Schwerpunkte: Beton im Hochbau, Silos und Behälter Frank Fingerloos Beton-Kalender 2016. Schwerpunkte: Beton im Hochbau, Silos und Behälter Новинка

Frank Fingerloos Beton-Kalender 2016. Schwerpunkte: Beton im Hochbau, Silos und Behälter

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Articles about the classic core areas of structural engineering, for example precast elements, composite floors, multi-functional slabs, economic reinforcement in building and industrial and agricultural silo construction. Also: energy storage, fire protection.
William Marshall The rural economy of Yorkshire. Vol. 1 William Marshall The rural economy of Yorkshire. Vol. 1 Новинка

William Marshall The rural economy of Yorkshire. Vol. 1

Полный вариант заголовка: «The rural economy of Yorkshire : Vol. 1 : comprising the management of landed estates, and the present practice of husbandry in the agricultural districts of that county : in 2 volumes / by Mr. Marshall».
Haggard H.R. The Days of My Life Haggard H.R. The Days of My Life Новинка

Haggard H.R. The Days of My Life

An autobiography of Henry Rider Haggard, an English writer, largely of adventure fiction. He was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.
Kassem Alef Biologische Bodensanierung Kassem Alef Biologische Bodensanierung Новинка

Kassem Alef Biologische Bodensanierung

This guidebook is one of the first to give a comprehensive treatment of the basics, aims and methods of biological soil decontamination. It first presents the characteristics of contaminated soils and then moves on to the basics of the microbial degradation of toxic substances. Detailed descriptions of the various methods come next, e.g. decontamination techniques either in the laboratory or on the spot. These descriptions generally cover: General Remarks, Measurement Principles, Instruments, Reactants, Procedures, Standardization, Calculation of Results, Discussion/Interpretation of Data, References. Moreover these vital questions are answered: * How are such soil decontaminations planned and carried out? * Which regulations (safety etc) must be adhered to? * How can soils be reused? This excellent guide is an indispensable handbook for soil decontamination firms, disposal site operators, laboratories for environmental analysis and ecotoxicology, environmental bureaus, soil scientists, agricultural scientists, soil microbiologists, agricultural scientists, engineers.
Robert Costanza Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes Robert Costanza Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes Новинка

Robert Costanza Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes

Ecosystem services are the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems which benefit humankind (for example, pollination of crops by insects, or water filtration by wetlands). They underpin life on earth, provide major inputs to many economic sectors and support our lifestyles. Agricultural and urban areas are by far the largest users of ecosystems and their services and (for the first time) this book explores the role that ecosystem services play in these managed environments. The book also explores methods of evaluating ecosystem services, and discusses how these services can be maintained and enhanced in our farmlands and cities. This book will be useful to students and researchers from a variety of fields, including applied ecology, environmental economics, agriculture and forestry, and also to local and regional planners and policy makers.
Alberto Escarpa Agricultural and Food Electroanalysis Alberto Escarpa Agricultural and Food Electroanalysis Новинка

Alberto Escarpa Agricultural and Food Electroanalysis

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Agricultural and Food Electroanalysis offers a comprehensive rationale of electroanalysis, revealing its enormous potential in agricultural food analysis. A unique approach is used which fills a gap in the literature by bringing in applications to everyday problems. This timely text presents in-depth descriptions about different electrochemical techniques following their basic principles, instrumentation and main applications. Such techniques offer invaluable features such as inherent miniaturization, high sensitivity and selectivity, low cost, independence of sample turbidity, high compatibility with modern technologies such as microchips and biosensors, and the use of exciting nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanowires. Due to the advantages that modern electroanalytical techniques bring to food analysis, and the huge importance and emphasis given today to food quality and safety, this comprehensive work will be an essential read for professionals and researchers working in analytical laboratories and development departments, and a valuable guide for students studying for careers in food science, technology and chemistry.
Corey E. J. Name Reactions for Carbocyclic Ring Formations Corey E. J. Name Reactions for Carbocyclic Ring Formations Новинка

Corey E. J. Name Reactions for Carbocyclic Ring Formations

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This book continues the well-established and authoritative series on name reactions in organic chemistry by focusing on name reactions on ring formation. Ring formating reactions have found widespread applicability in traditional organic synthesis, medicinal/pharmaceuticals, agricultural, fine chemicals, and of late, especially in polymer science.
The Harditts in Sawna: Book 3 The Harditts in Sawna: Book 3 Новинка

The Harditts in Sawna: Book 3

Third volume of four about eutopia in a Southeast Asian country that has a fairly simple, agricultural life but a complex mythology. This volume focuses on village life through a single family, the Harditts. See 1977 Nichols, the note there, and 1978 and 1979 Nichols, Exile.
David Waldstreicher A Companion to Benjamin Franklin David Waldstreicher A Companion to Benjamin Franklin Новинка

David Waldstreicher A Companion to Benjamin Franklin

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This companion provides a comprehensive survey of the life, work and legacy of Benjamin Franklin – the oldest, most distinctive, and multifaceted of the founders. Includes contributions from across a range of academic disciplines Combines traditional and cutting-edge scholarship, from accomplished and emerging experts in the field Pays special attention to the American Revolution, the Enlightenment, journalism, colonial American society, and themes of race, class, and gender Places Franklin in the context of recent work in political theory, American Studies, American literature, material culture studies, popular culture, and international relations
Agricultural Subsidies in the WTO Green Box: Ensuring Coherence with Sustainable Development Goals Agricultural Subsidies in the WTO Green Box: Ensuring Coherence with Sustainable Development Goals Новинка

Agricultural Subsidies in the WTO Green Box: Ensuring Coherence with Sustainable Development Goals

Growing evidence suggests that 'green box' farm subsidies may in fact affect production and trade, harm farmers in developing countries and cause environmental damage. This book brings together new research and analysis examining the relationship between green box subsidies and sustainable development goals, and explores options for future reform.
Denis Absentis The Sixth Angel Denis Absentis The Sixth Angel Новинка

Denis Absentis The Sixth Angel

Witch-hunt in the Middle Ages, witch trials in the early modern period, strange agricultural methods, conducted under the leadership of Academician Lysenko, the Great Purge in the Soviet Union in the late 1930s - what do all these events have in common? When science fiction writer began to understand the reason behind the seemingly inexplicable madness, he put his life in danger.
Lady Chatterley's Lover Lady Chatterley's Lover Новинка

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Constance Chatterley is not content. Trapped in a humdrum marriage to an impotent man, she becomes drawn to the earthy gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. They embark on a sexually-charged affair that allows them a sense of enlightenment and physical fulfilment. In Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence masterfully explores themes of class, love, sexuality and the conflict between the physical and the mental. Its famously improper content led to an obscenity trial that placed the role of censorship into the spotlight and challenged the boundaries of acceptability in literature.
A. Pyle J. Locke A. Pyle J. Locke Новинка

A. Pyle J. Locke

John Locke (1632-1704) has a good claim to the title of the greatest ever English philosopher, and was a founding father of both the empiricist tradition in philosophy and the liberal tradition in politics. This new book provides an accessible introduction to Locke’s thought. Although its primary focus is on the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, it also discusses the Two Treatises on Government, the Essay on Toleration, and the Reasonableness of Christianity, and draws on materials from Locke’s correspondence and notebooks to shed light on the contexts of these major works. Locke’s arguments for his central claims are subjected to close scrutiny, and his replies to his main critics evaluated. A.J. Pyle takes as his guiding theme Locke’s own maxim, that God has given humans enough knowledge for our needs. The philosopher who emerges from these pages is a strikingly modern figure, anti-metaphysical in his attitude both to science and to theology, anti-authoritarian in his politics, and cautiously optimistic about human progress. Locke is indeed one of the founding figures of the Enlightenment, but for Pyle the Lockean Enlightenment is a modest affair of slow and hesitant groping towards the light. As well as serving as an introduction to Locke for students, the book also helps to correct a number of significant errors and misunderstandings that have marred our understanding of Locke and will spark discussion and debate amongst scholars of his work.
Dale Walters Physiological Responses of Plants to Attack Dale Walters Physiological Responses of Plants to Attack Новинка

Dale Walters Physiological Responses of Plants to Attack

Despite the research effort put into controlling pathogens, pests and parasitic plants, crop losses are still a regular feature of agriculture worldwide. This makes it important to manage the crop appropriately in order to maximise yield. Understanding the relationship between the occurrence and severity of attack, and the resulting yield loss, is an important step towards improved crop protection. Linked to this, is the need to better understand the mechanisms responsible for reductions in growth and yield in affected crops. Physiological Responses of Plants to Attack is unique because it deals with the effects of different attackers – pathogens, herbivores, and parasitic plants, on host processes involved in growth, reproduction, and yield. Coverage includes effects on photosynthesis, partitioning of carbohydrates, water and nutrient relations, and changes in plant growth hormones. Far from being simply a consequence of attack, the alterations in primary metabolism reflect a more dynamic and complex interaction between plant and attacker, sometimes involving re-programming of plant metabolism by the attacker. Physiological Responses of Plants to Attack is written and designed for use by senior undergraduates and postgraduates studying agricultural sciences, applied entomology, crop protection, plant pathology and plant sciences. Biological and agricultural research scientists in the agrochemical and crop protection industries, and in academia, will find much of use in this book. All libraries in universities and research establishments where biological and agricultural sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this exciting book on their shelves
YiFang Chu Oats Nutrition and Technology YiFang Chu Oats Nutrition and Technology Новинка

YiFang Chu Oats Nutrition and Technology

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A considerable amount of research has emerged in recent years on the science, technology and health effects of oats but, until now, no book has gathered this work together. Oats Nutrition and Technology presents a comprehensive and integrated overview of the coordinated activities of nutritionists, plant scientists, food scientists, policy makers, and the private sector in developing oat products for optimal health. Readers will gain a good understanding of the value of best agricultural production and processing practices that are important in the oats food system. The book reviews agricultural practices for the production of oat products, the food science involved in the processing of oats, and the nutrition science aimed at understanding and advancing the health effects of oats and how they can affect nutrition policies. There are individual chapters that summarize oat breeding and processing, the many bioactive compounds that oats contain, and their health benefits. With respect to the latter, the health benefits of oats and oat constituents on chronic diseases, obesity, gut health, metabolic syndromes, and skin health are reviewed. The book concludes with a global summary of food labelling practices that are particularly relevant to oats. Oats Nutrition and Technology offers in-depth information about the life cycle of oats for nutrition, food and agricultural scientists and health practitioners interested in this field. It is intended to provoke thought and stimulate readers to address the many research challenges associated with the oat life cycle and food system.
B. Bala K. Drying and Storage of Cereal Grains B. Bala K. Drying and Storage of Cereal Grains Новинка

B. Bala K. Drying and Storage of Cereal Grains

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Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics have been introduced in modelling and simulation of drying and storage systems, these techniques are expected to dominate the future research and development of drying and storages, and should reduce losses and improve the quality of agricultural products, enhancing food security globally. Drying and Storage of Cereal Grains, Second Edition, covers the wide spectrum of drying and storage methods applied to economically important cereal produce, providingnumerical examples for better understanding the complexity in drying and storage systems through modelling and simulation, aiding design and management of drying and storage systems. Chapters 1 to 8 look at air and grain moisture equilibria, psychrometry, physical and thermal properties of cereal grains, principles of air flow, and provide detailed analyses of grain drying.Chapters 9 to 13 focus on temperature and moisture in grain storages, and provide comprehensive treatment of modern grain storage systems. The book also includes a number of unsolved problems at the end of each chapter for further practice. This revised second edition includes new sections on – heat of sorption finite element modeling of single kernel CFD modeling of fluidized bed drying exergy analysis and neural network modeling numerical solution of two dimensional temperature and moisture changes in stored grain This book will provide students in agricultural engineering and food engineering with a wide spectrum of drying and storage studies previously unavailable in a single monograph. It will also serve as an excellent reference for practicing agricultural engineers, food engineers and food technologists.
Dale Walters Plant Defense. Warding off attack by pathogens, herbivores and parasitic plants Dale Walters Plant Defense. Warding off attack by pathogens, herbivores and parasitic plants Новинка

Dale Walters Plant Defense. Warding off attack by pathogens, herbivores and parasitic plants

Plants are sources of nourishment for thousands of fungi, bacteria, invertebrates, vertebrates, and other plants. Plants possess a truly remarkable diversity of mechanisms to fend off attackers and recent research has shown just how complex and sophisticated these defense mechanisms can be. Plant Defense provides comprehensive coverage of the range of different organisms that plants need to fend off, describes how plants coordinate their defenses against multiple attacks, explains the evolution of defense in plants, and how plant defences are exploited in crop protection strategies. Plant Defense: Covers plants’ defenses against pathogens, pests, and parasitic plants: together in one book Brings together succinct, cutting edge information in a user-friendly format Gives an understanding of how plants ward off attacks from multiple enemies Is written by Dale Walters, an internationally known and respected researcher and teacher in crop protection, who distils his wealth of knowledge in a novel and exciting way Is an essential purchase for all those involved in plant protection around the globe Plant Defense is primarily designed for use by upper undergraduates and post graduates studying crop protection, agricultural sciences, applied entomology, plant pathology, and plant sciences. Biological and agricultural research scientists in the agrochemical and crop protection industries, and in academia, will find much of great use in this excellent new book. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where agricultural and biological sciences are studied and taught should have multiple copies of this very valuable book on their shelves.
Tharwat Tadros F. Dispersion of Powders in Liquids and Stabilization of Suspensions Tharwat Tadros F. Dispersion of Powders in Liquids and Stabilization of Suspensions Новинка

Tharwat Tadros F. Dispersion of Powders in Liquids and Stabilization of Suspensions

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Teaching the fundamental knowledge required for successful dispersion of powders in a liquid, this book covers a host of topics – from recent advances to industrial applications. In 15 chapters it supports formulation chemists in preparing a suspension in a more rational way, by applying the principles of colloid and interface science, while at the same time enabling the research scientist to discover new methods for preparing stable suspensions. Essential reading for those working in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, paint, ceramic and agricultural industries.
Chen YangQuan Remote Sensing and Actuation Using Unmanned Vehicles Chen YangQuan Remote Sensing and Actuation Using Unmanned Vehicles Новинка

Chen YangQuan Remote Sensing and Actuation Using Unmanned Vehicles

Unmanned systems and robotics technologies have become very popular recently owing to their ability to replace human beings in dangerous, tedious, or repetitious jobs. This book fill the gap in the field between research and real-world applications, providing scientists and engineers with essential information on how to design and employ networked unmanned vehicles for remote sensing and distributed control purposes. Target scenarios include environmental or agricultural applications such as river/reservoir surveillance, wind profiling measurement, and monitoring/control of chemical leaks.
Rothamsted: A Guide Rothamsted: A Guide Новинка

Rothamsted: A Guide

Rothamsted Experimental Station, founded in 1843 by John Bennet Lawes, is the oldest agricultural research station in the world and one of the largest, with a total staff of about 800. It is situated on the Rothamsted estate, where its founder was born in 1814. The magnificent old Manor House had been the home of Lawes's ancestors for 200 years. Now it is used as a residential hostel for members of staff and visiting workers.
Shahid Ul-Islam Advanced Materials for Wastewater Treatment Shahid Ul-Islam Advanced Materials for Wastewater Treatment Новинка

Shahid Ul-Islam Advanced Materials for Wastewater Treatment

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Over the past few decades, rapid industrialization, fast urban encroachment, and improved agricultural operations have introduced substantial amounts of potentially toxic organic substances into the atmosphere and into the aquatic and terrestrial environments. Advanced Materials for Wastewater Treatment brings together innovative methodologies and research strategies to remove toxic effluents from wastewaters.With contributions from leading scientists from all around the world, the book provides a comprehensive coverage of the current literature, up-to-date overviews of all aspects of toxic chemical remediation including the role of nanomaterials.
Monique A. V. Axelos Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Food Science Monique A. V. Axelos Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Food Science Новинка

Monique A. V. Axelos Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Food Science

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A comprehensive overview of the current state of this highly relevant topic. An interdisciplinary team of researchers reports on the opportunities and challenges of nanotechnology in the agriculture and food sector, highlighting the scientific, technical, regulatory, safety, and societal impacts. They also discuss the perspectives for the future, and provide insights into ways of assuring safety so as to obtain confidence for the consumer, as well as an overview of the innovations and applications. Essential reading for materials and agricultural scientists, food chemists and technologists, as well as toxicologists and ecotoxicologists.
Kenneth Brooks N. Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds Kenneth Brooks N. Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds Новинка

Kenneth Brooks N. Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds

This new edition is a major revision of the popular introductory reference on hydrology and watershed management principles, methods, and applications. The book's content and scope have been improved and condensed, with updated chapters on the management of forest, woodland, rangeland, agricultural urban, and mixed land use watersheds. Case studies and examples throughout the book show practical ways to use web sites and the Internet to acquire data, update methods and models, and apply the latest technologies to issues of land and water use and climate variability and change.
V. S. Sastri Challenges in Corrosion. Costs, Causes, Consequences, and Control V. S. Sastri Challenges in Corrosion. Costs, Causes, Consequences, and Control Новинка

V. S. Sastri Challenges in Corrosion. Costs, Causes, Consequences, and Control

Provides detailed methods to reduce or eliminate damage caused by corrosion Explains the human and environmental costs of corrosion Explains causes of and various types of corrosion Summarizes the costs of corrosion in different industries, including bridges, mining, petroleum refining, chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, agricultural, food processing, electronics, home appliances etc Discusses the technical aspects of the various methods available to detect, prevent, and control corrosion
Luca Pietromarchi The Soviet World Luca Pietromarchi The Soviet World Новинка

Luca Pietromarchi The Soviet World

Book divided into two parts. The fist explores the Elements of Strength-describes the almost unlimited natural resources, the endurance of its peoples and the personality of Mr. Khrushchev. The second describe the Elements of Weakness-describes the numbing effect of the out-of-date Marxist ideology on the economic life of the country, the agricultural crisis, paralyzing effect of political and economic control by Communist Party and moreИздательство - George Allen & Unwin Ltd
Shaw Jei-Fu Biocatalysis and Biomolecular Engineering Shaw Jei-Fu Biocatalysis and Biomolecular Engineering Новинка

Shaw Jei-Fu Biocatalysis and Biomolecular Engineering

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An expert overview of new technologies guiding the construction of a sustainable society This compendium of important insights from sixty distinguished international scholars looks at the significant advances in progressive environmental technology—especially the molecular engineering used on plants, animals, and microorganisms—as the game changer in the high-stakes race to reverse earth-damaging practices. Biocatalysis and Biomolecular Engineering covers subject matter on the latest developments in eco-friendly and energy-saving manufacturing processes with the emphasis on agricultural technology and bio-based products. Focusing its study on remedies that show promise in curing food and energy ills, this book examines groundbreaking work in various fields, such as nutraceuticals, genetic engineering of agricultural products, and bioenergy. Biocatalysis and Biomolecular Engineering: Can be used as a reference by teachers, graduate students, and industrial scientists who conduct research in bioscience and biotechnology Serves as the first book to bring together fundamentals and leading-edge technologies for the development of bio-based industrial products through biocatalysis; for example, it discusses the preparation of biofunctional micro- and nanoparticles Contains chapters by international experts from academia, industry, and government research institutes Biocatalysis and Biomolecular Engineering builds a cohesive, well thought out case for nurturing new discoveries in eco-technology by inviting critical discussion on devising viable solutions to sustaining the future wellness of humankind.
Helmut F. van Emden Handbook of Agricultural Entomology Helmut F. van Emden Handbook of Agricultural Entomology Новинка

Helmut F. van Emden Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

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Handbook of Agricultural Entomology by Helmut van Emden is a landmark publication for students and practitioners of entomology applied to agriculture and horticulture. It can be used as a reference and as a general textbook. The book opens with a general introduction to entomology and includes coverage of the major insects (and mites) that cause harm to crops, livestock and humans. The important beneficial species are also included. Organisms are described in a classification of insect Orders and Families. The emphasis is on morphological characters of major taxonomic divisions, “spot characters” for the recognition of Families, and the life histories, damage symptoms and economic importance of the various pest species. The book is beautifully illustrated in full colour with more than 400 figures showing both the organisms and the damage caused to plants with diagnostic characters indicated by arrows. Coverage is world-wide and includes much material stemming from the vast personal experience of the author. A companion website with additional resources is available at www.wiley.com/go/vanemden/agriculturalentomology
Paul Smith Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change Paul Smith Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change Новинка

Paul Smith Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change

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Two major challenges to continued global food security are the ever increasing demand for food products, and the unprecedented abiotic stresses that crops face due to climate change.Wild relatives of domesticated crops serve as a reservoir of genetic material, with the potential to be used to develop new, improved varieties of crops. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change integrates crop evolution, breeding technologies and biotechnologies, improved practices and sustainable approaches while exploring the role wild relatives could play in increasing agricultural output. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change begins with overviews of the impacts of climate change on growing environments and the challenges that agricultural production face in coming years and decades. Chapters then explore crop evolution and the potential for crop wild relatives to contribute novel genetic resources to the breeding of more resilient and productive crops. Breeding technologies and biotechnological advances that are being used to incorporate key genetic traits of wild relatives into crop varieties are also covered. There is also a valuable discussion on the importance of conserving genetic resources to ensure continued successful crop production. A timely resource, Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change will be an invaluable resource for the crop science community for years to come.
Gutiérrez Rodrigo Annual Plant Reviews, Plant Systems Biology Gutiérrez Rodrigo Annual Plant Reviews, Plant Systems Biology Новинка

Gutiérrez Rodrigo Annual Plant Reviews, Plant Systems Biology

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Plant Systems Biology is an excellent new addition to the increasingly well-known and respected Annual Plant Reviews. Split into two parts, this title offers the reader: A fundamental conceptual framework for Systems Biology including Network Theory The progress achieved for diverse model organisms: Prokaryotes, C. elegans and Arabidopsis The diverse sources of “omic” information necessary for a systems understanding of plants Insights into the software tools developed for systems biology Interesting case studies regarding applications including nitrogen-use, flowering-time and root development Ecological and evolutionary considerations regarding living systems This volume captures the cutting edge of systems biology research and aims to be an introductory material for undergraduate and graduate students as well as plant and agricultural scientists, molecular biologists, geneticists and microbiologists. It also serves as a foundation in the biological aspects of the field for interested computer scientists. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological and agricultural sciences are studied and taught and integrated with Computer Sciences should have copies of this important volume on their shelves.
Peter Hedden Annual Plant Reviews, The Gibberellins Peter Hedden Annual Plant Reviews, The Gibberellins Новинка

Peter Hedden Annual Plant Reviews, The Gibberellins

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First discovered as fungal metabolites, the gibberellins were recognised as plant hormones over 50 years ago. They regulate reproductive development in all vascular plants, while their role in flowering plants has broadened to include also the regulation of growth and other developmental processes. This timely book covers the substantial and impressive recent advances in our understanding of the gibberellins and their roles in plant development, including the biosynthesis, inactivation, transport, perception and signal transduction of these important hormones. An introductory chapter traces the history of gibberellin research, describing the many discoveries that form the basis for the recent progress. The exciting emerging evidence for the interaction of gibberellin signalling with that of the other hormones is critically evaluated. The occurrence of gibberellins in fungal, bacterial and lower plant species is also discussed, with emphasis on evolution. Manipulation of gibberellin metabolism and signal transduction through chemical or genetic intervention has been an important aspect of crop husbandry for many years. The reader is presented with important information on the advances in applying gibberellin research in agriculture and horticulture. Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 49: The Gibberellins is an important resource for plant geneticists and biochemists, as well as agricultural and horticultural research workers, advanced students of plant science and university lecturers in related disciplines. It is an essential addition to the shelves of university and research institute libraries and agricultural and horticultural institutions teaching and researching plant science.
Graham Matthews Pesticide Application Methods Graham Matthews Pesticide Application Methods Новинка

Graham Matthews Pesticide Application Methods

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Pesticide Application Methods is the standard work on the subject for all those involved in crop protection. This fully updated Fourth Edition takes account of the considerable changes in legislation, especially within the European Union, affecting some pesticides and how they can be applied. With greater emphasis now on protecting the environment, an additional chapter in this edition describes the importance of managing treatments to minimise spray drift, and the chapter on applying biopesticides has been updated, with the assistance of Paul Miller and Roy Bateman respectively. Basic information on the role of pesticides in integrated pest management is given with a discussion on the importance of defining the target and choice of spray spectrum to optimise delivery. The range of droplets and types of equipment for different methods of application, including seed treatment, are described with information on safe use and maintenance. Pesticide Application Methods, 4th Edition, provides an essential reference for all those involved in crop protection, including entomologists, plant pathologists, weed scientists and agricultural engineers, whether researchers, consultants or those training in international, government or academic organisations, or the plant science industry. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where agricultural and biological sciences are studied or taught should have copies of this excellent new edition on their shelves.
Guomin Shan Immunoassays in Agricultural Biotechnology Guomin Shan Immunoassays in Agricultural Biotechnology Новинка

Guomin Shan Immunoassays in Agricultural Biotechnology

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A very broad range of professionals are using immunoassay technology daily to analyze genetically engineered (GE) crops and related areas, and many of these professionals are completely new to this technology. There is a great need for users to have a book containing technical and practical guidance, and describing limitations and pitfalls of applying immunoassay in agricultural biotechnology. This book focuses on the application of immunoassays to GE plants and related areas. A group of international experts from government agencies, academics and industries, who have many years of related experience, contribute high quality chapters in their areas of expertise. This book covers topics including principles of immunoassay, antibody engineering in AgBiotech, current technologies (formats, kit development, manufacturing and quality control), method validation, applications in trait discovery and product development, applications in grain products and food processing, applications in environmental monitoring, automation and high throughput, reference materials, data interpretation and source of error, and future perspectives and challenges. In addition, to meet the practical needs for a variety of readers from different backgrounds, methods and protocols are included as well.
Christian Valentin Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 5. Degradation and Rehabilitation Christian Valentin Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 5. Degradation and Rehabilitation Новинка

Christian Valentin Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 5. Degradation and Rehabilitation

One third of the world's soils have already been degraded. The burden on the land continues to grow under the combined pressures of demography, urbanization, artificialization and mining, and there are increased demands on agricultural land: changing dietary preferences, land speculation, as well as new demands for agroenergy, fiber, green chemistry, and more. Resulting issues such as soil crusting, water and wind erosion, soil salinization and soil acidity therefore constitute a major threat. The authors of this book present the main processes and factors of soil degradation, different ways to prevent it and methods of rehabilitation. The book also deals with the origin and processes of metallic and organic soil pollution as well as methods of phytoremediation and restoration. It is one of the few books to explore the issue of soil artificialization and urban soil management and to highlight how agricultural and urban waste can be used to amend and fertilize cultivated soils.
Jan Assmann Religio Duplex. How the Enlightenment Reinvented Egyptian Religion Jan Assmann Religio Duplex. How the Enlightenment Reinvented Egyptian Religion Новинка

Jan Assmann Religio Duplex. How the Enlightenment Reinvented Egyptian Religion

In this important new book, the distinguished Egyptologist Jan Assmann provides a masterful overview of a crucial theme in the religious history of the West – that of 'religio duplex', or dual religion. He begins by returning to the theology of the Ancient Egyptians, who set out to present their culture as divided between the popular and the elite. By examining their beliefs, he argues, we can distinguish the two faces of ancient religions more generally: the outer face (that of the official religion) and the inner face (encompassing the mysterious nature of religious experience). Assmann explains that the Early Modern period witnessed the birth of the idea of dual religion with, on the one hand, the religion of reason and, on the other, that of revelation. This concept gained new significance in the Enlightenment when the dual structure of religion was transposed onto the individual. This meant that man now owed his allegiance not only to his native religion, but also to a universal 'religion of mankind'. In fact, argues Assmann, religion can now only hold a place in our globalized world in this way, as a religion that understands itself as one among many and has learned to see itself through the eyes of the other. This bold and wide-ranging book will be essential reading for historians, theologians and anyone interested in the nature of religion and its role in the shaping of the modern world.
Heidi Hanna Stressaholic. 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress Heidi Hanna Stressaholic. 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress Новинка

Heidi Hanna Stressaholic. 5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress

A guidebook for the journey from exhaustion to enlightenment Chronic multitasking and ever-increasing demands on our time and energy have caused a neurochemically-based dependence on sources of stress and stimulation to provide fuel for our chaotic lifestyles. While this may boost performance in the short-term, studies have consistently shown that when stress hormones are elevated over time they create the worst form of internal wear and tear; decreasing productivity, wasting time, and even killing brain cells. As a result, modern society is tired and wired, suffering from physical exhaustion while mentally amped up, and unable to get adequate rest. Stress in and of itself is not bad, and is actually utilized for growth when balanced with adequate recovery. The solution to stress addiction is to build in and prioritize optimal rest and relaxation on a holistic level—body, mind, and spirit—in order to consistently recharge and create a more resilient operating system. Stressaholic shows you how to win the war on stress without limiting progress by creating an optimal performance pulse of stress and recovery for life. Explains the impact of chronic stress on the human operating system; body, mind, and spirit Shows how a simple shift in mindset can dramatically alter physiological responses to stress Reveals simple techniques for altering daily stress patterns to improve natural rhythms, creating a personalized performance pulse With easy to implement tips and real-world examples of people and organizations that have turned stress into sustainable drive, Stressaholic will guide you on your journey from exhaustion to enlightenment!
The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Новинка

The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Were it not for the Marquis de Sade's explicit use of language and complete disregard for the artificially constructed taboos of a religious morality he despised, the novelty and profundity of his thought, and above all, its fundamental modernity, would have long since secured him a place alongside the greatest authors and thinkers of the European Enlightenment. This Very Short Introduction aims to disentangle the 'real' Marquis de Sade from his mythical and demonic reputation of the past two hundred years. Phillips examines Sade's life and work: his libertine novels, his championing of atheism, and his uniqueness in bringing the body and sex back into philosophy.
Vijay Thakur Kumar Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials, Design and Manufacturing Vijay Thakur Kumar Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials, Design and Manufacturing Новинка

Vijay Thakur Kumar Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials, Design and Manufacturing

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The Handbook of Composites From Renewable Materials comprises a set of 8 individual volumes that brings an interdisciplinary perspective to accomplish a more detailed understanding of the interplay between the synthesis, structure, characterization, processing, applications and performance of these advanced materials. The handbook covers a multitude of natural polymers/ reinforcement/ fillers and biodegradable materials. Together, the 8 volumes total at least 5000 pages and offers a unique publication. This 2nd volume of the Handbook is solely focused on the Design and Manufacturing of renewable materials. Some of the important topics include but not limited to: design and manufacturing of high performance green composites; manufacturing of high performance biomass-based polyesters by rheological approach; components design of fibrous composite materials; design and manufacturing of bio-based sandwich structures; design and manufacture of biodegradable products from renewable resources; manufacturing and characterization of quicklime filled metal alloy composites for single row deep groove ball bearing; manufacturing of composites from chicken feathers and poly (vinyl chloride); production of porous carbons from resorcinol-formaldehyde gels: applications; composites using agricultural wastes; manufacturing of rice wastes-based natural fiber polymer composites from thermosetting vs. thermoplastic matrices; thermoplastic polymeric composites; natural fiber reinforced PLA composites; rigid closed-cell PUR foams containing polyols derived from renewable resources; preparation and application of the composite from alginate; recent developments in biocomposites of bombyx mori silk fibroin; design and manufacturing of natural fiber/ synthetic fiber reinforced polymer hybrid composites; natural fibre composite strengthening solution for structural beam component for enhanced flexural strength; high pressure resin transfer molding of epoxy resins from renewable sources; cork based structural composites; the use of wheat straw as an agricultural waste in composites for semi-structural applications and design/ manufacturing of sustainable composites.
Gary Paul Nabhan Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine Gary Paul Nabhan Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine Новинка

Gary Paul Nabhan Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine

The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first to recognize this fact, the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov, lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison. But in the years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat for the country’s famines, Vavilov had traveled over five continents, collecting hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity and guard against widespread hunger. Now, another remarkable scientist—and vivid storyteller—has retraced his footsteps. In Where Our Food Comes From, Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilov’s extraordinary story with his own expeditions to Earth’s richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them. Retracing Vavilov’s path from Mexico and the Colombian Amazon to the glaciers of the Pamirs in Tajikistan, he draws a vibrant portrait of changes that have occurred since Vavilov’s time and why they matter. In his travels, Nabhan shows how climate change, free trade policies, genetic engineering, and loss of traditional knowledge are threatening our food supply. Through discussions with local farmers, visits to local outdoor markets, and comparison of his own observations in eleven countries to those recorded in Vavilov’s journals and photos, Nabhan reveals just how much diversity hasalready been lost. But he also shows what resilient farmers and scientists in many regions are doing to save the remaining li...
Foyer Christine Annual Plant Reviews, Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants in the Post-genomic Era Foyer Christine Annual Plant Reviews, Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants in the Post-genomic Era Новинка

Foyer Christine Annual Plant Reviews, Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants in the Post-genomic Era

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The field of plant nitrogen metabolism continues to be a compelling focus for basic research activities because there is a strong demand for immediate solutions, particularly in key areas, such as improving plant nitrogen use efficiency, which are crucial to future agricultural sustainability and the future economic success of agriculture. The 13 reviews which comprise this excellent and carefully edited new volume bring together the expertise and enthusiasm of an international team of leading researchers. Topics covered include nitrogen sensing and signalling, uptake and membrane systems, nitric oxide, primary nitrogen assimilation and C/N balance and interactions, and regulation of root and plant architecture. Together, these reviews provide an insight into how plants sense, uptake and assimilate nitrogen into the organic compounds required for growth, co-ordinate nitrogen and carbon metabolism and regulate growth and development according to nitrogen availability. The transcription factors that act to integrate environmental nutrient (nitrogen) signals to co-ordinate primary and secondary metabolism are discussed, together with new concepts of cross-talk, transport and signalling, and how such molecular networks influence nitrogen and carbon cycling processes in the environment. Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 42: Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants in the Post-genomic Era is an essential purchase for advanced students, researchers and professionals in plant sciences, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, genetics and agricultural sciences, working in the academic and industrial sectors. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught will need copies of this excellent volume on their shelves.

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The Handbook of Composites From Renewable Materials comprises a set of 8 individual volumes that brings an interdisciplinary perspective to accomplish a more detailed understanding of the interplay between the synthesis, structure, characterization, processing, applications and performance of these advanced materials. The handbook covers a multitude of natural polymers/ reinforcement/ fillers and biodegradable materials. Together, the 8 volumes total at least 5000 pages and offers a unique publication. This 2nd volume of the Handbook is solely focused on the Design and Manufacturing of renewable materials. Some of the important topics include but not limited to: design and manufacturing of high performance green composites; manufacturing of high performance biomass-based polyesters by rheological approach; components design of fibrous composite materials; design and manufacturing of bio-based sandwich structures; design and manufacture of biodegradable products from renewable resources; manufacturing and characterization of quicklime filled metal alloy composites for single row deep groove ball bearing; manufacturing of composites from chicken feathers and poly (vinyl chloride); production of porous carbons from resorcinol-formaldehyde gels: applications; composites using agricultural wastes; manufacturing of rice wastes-based natural fiber polymer composites from thermosetting vs. thermoplastic matrices; thermoplastic polymeric composites; natural fiber reinforced PLA composites; rigid closed-cell PUR foams containing polyols derived from renewable resources; preparation and application of the composite from alginate; recent developments in biocomposites of bombyx mori silk fibroin; design and manufacturing of natural fiber/ synthetic fiber reinforced polymer hybrid composites; natural fibre composite strengthening solution for structural beam component for enhanced flexural strength; high pressure resin transfer molding of epoxy resins from renewable sources; cork based structural composites; the use of wheat straw as an agricultural waste in composites for semi-structural applications and design/ manufacturing of sustainable composites.
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