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Biology of hevea rubber.

Priyadarshan, P. M.
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(2017)  | 9783319545042 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 251pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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In the second edition of this book, the origin, upkeep and latex harvest from the Hevea rubber tree are dealt with succinctly. New chapters have been included on Propagation Systems and Genetic Resources. The importance of Heterozygosis and Breeding is a new theme for the section on Breeding. A new...

Bayesian data analysis for animal scientists : the basics.

Blasco, Agustín.
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(2017)  | 9783319542737 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 302pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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In this book, we provide an easy introduction to Bayesian inference using MCMC techniques, making most topics intuitively reasonable and deriving to appendixes the more complicated matters. The biologist or the agricultural researcher does not normally have a background in Bayesian statistics, having...

Sustainable agriculture reviews.

Lichtfouse, Eric.
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(2017)  | 9783319586786 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 320pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book deals with a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. It is a discipline that addresses current issues: climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion,...

Food roofs of rio de janeiro : the pavao-pavaozinho and cantagalo case study.

Roggema, Rob.
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(2017)  | 9783319567372 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 201pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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One important change in the Brazilian policies is the Pacification. In recent years the government has invested in creating safer and more livable favelas. This generally starts with creating a UPP, a police post at a central location, from where the safety is maintained. Once this has been established...

The Tanoak Tree: An Environmental History of a Pacific Coast Hardwood

Bowcutt, Frederica.
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(2017)  | 9780295742724 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus) is a resilient and common hardwood treenative to California and southwestern Oregon. People’s radically differentperceptions of it have ranged from treasured food plant to cash crop to trashtree. Having studied the patterns of tanoak use and abuse for nearly twentyyears,...

Lychee disease management.

Kumar, Manoj. Kumar, Vivek. Sarin, Neera Bhalla. Varma, Ajit.
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(2017)  | 9789811042461 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 277pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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This book offers a comprehensive compilation of biotic and abiotic factors that affect lychee production and commercialization. It addresses disease management for a range of causal agents, including the leaf mite (Acerya litchi Keifer), leaf miner (Conopomorpha cramerella), fruit borers (Conopomorpha...

Equestrian cultures in global and local contexts.

Adelman, Miriam. Thompson, Kirrilly.
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(2017)  | 9783319558851 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 278pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This edited volume demonstrates the broader socio-cultural context for individual human-horse relations and equestrian practices by documenting the international value of equines; socially, culturally, as subjects of academic study and as drivers of public policy. It broadens our understanding of the...

Remote Sensing of Soils: "

Ravi Shankar, Dwivedi.
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(2017)  | 9783662537381 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 497pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book  is about  applications of remote sensing techniques in the studies on soils. In pursuance of the objective,  the book  initially  provides  an introduction to various elements and concepts of remote sensing, and associated technologies , namely Geographic Information...

Mycotoxins in plants and plant products : cereals and cereal products.

Weidenbörner, Martin.
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(2017)  | 9783319467139 | Springer | hbk. | book | lv, 822pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This book provides detailed data and information about the cereals and cereal products that are affected by mycotoxins, and gives a basic overview of mycotoxins in these foodstuffs.Mycotoxin contamination of food occurs as a result of crop invasion by field fungi such as Fusarium spp. and Alternaria...

Canine and feline dementia : molecular basis, diagnostics and therapy.

Žilka, Norbert. Landsberg, Gary. Maďari, Aladár.
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(2017)  | 9783319532189 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 156pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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Preface Gary Landsberg and Norbert ZilkaCanine Dementia – Unbearable Lightness Of AgeingChapter 1 Gary Landsberg and Rachel Malamed  Clinical Picture Of Feline And Canine Cognitive ImpairmentChapter 2 Sagi Denenberg, Tom Harcourt-Brown Behavioral And Medical Differentials Of...

Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950

Kuitert, Wybe.
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(2017)  | 9780812244748 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 384pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Moss, stone, trees, and sand arranged in striking or natural-lookingcompositions: the tradition of establishing and refining the landscape has beenthe work of Japanese gardeners and designers for centuries. In Japanese Gardensand Landscapes, 1650-1950 Wybe Kuitert presents a richly illustrated survey...

The Welcome to the Farm: How-To Wisdom from the Elliott Homestead

ELLIOTT, Shaye.
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(2017)  | 9781493026012 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 26/6/2017
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A guide to the backyard lifestyle for the millennial generationThe homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, The...

Small animal imaging : basics and practical guide.

Hauff, Peter. Kiessling, Fabian. Pichler, Bernd J.
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(2017)  | 9783319422008 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xix, 875pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This textbook is a practical guide to the use of small animal imaging in preclinical research that will assist in the choice of imaging modality and contrast agent and in study design, experimental setup, and data evaluation. All established imaging modalities are discussed in detail, with the assistance...

Chest sonography.

Mathis, Gebhard.
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(2017)  | 9783319440712 | Springer | hbk. | 4 ed.,  | book | vii, 219pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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This book, widely regarded as the standard work in the field, presents the state of the art in chest sonography with the aid of a wealth of excellent illustrations. It provides the reader with concise, easy-to-assimilate information on all aspects of the use of the modality, including indications, investigative...

Boatyard dogs.

Hansen, John. Saltonstall, Polly.
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(2017)  | 9781608935017 | Down East Books | hbk. | book | 136pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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For nearly thirty years, Maine's premier boating magazine Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors has published a regular column called Boatyard Dogs about dogs and the nautical life. This delightful book gathers the best of the column into a single volume that makes a wonderful gift for anyone who loves dogs--and...

Cattle in the backlands : mato grosso and the evolution of ranching in the brazilian tropics.

Wilcox, Robert W.
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(2017)  | 9781477311745 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | xviii, 323pp
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Brazil has the second-largest cattle herd in the world and is a major exporter of beef. While ranching in the Amazon and its destructive environmental consequences receives attention from both the media and scholars, the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul actually host the most cattle. A significant...

Messages from Frank’s Landing: A Story of Salmon, Treaties, and the Indian Way

Wilkinson, Charles.
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(2017)  | 9780295996394 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 128pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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In 1974 Federal Judge George H. Boldt issued one of the most sweeping rulings inthe history of the Pacific Northwest, affirming the treaty rights of Northwesttribal fishermen and allocating to them 50 percent of the harvestable catch ofsalmon and steelhead. Among the Indians testifying in Judge Boldt’s...

Sorghum : Food and Energy Source.

Ramírez, de León José A. Vázquez, Manuel.
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(2017)  | 9781619423725 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 251pp
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There is a world-wide trend for the sustainability of cultures and the optimal production of food and a source of renewable energy. The culture of sorghum links these two concerns. This book reviews new applications of sorghum based on genetics and biotechnology. This book also covers an overview of...

Oils and Fats for the Future. A Case Study : Safou (Dacryodes edulis) from the Congo basin Countries in Africa.

Silou, Thomas.
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(2017)  | 9781619427389 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | 122pp
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In the last ten years the production and consumption of the safou, the fruit of Dacryodes edulis (Burseraces) have seen a remarkable growth in central Africa. In 1980 a network was set up dedicated essentially to the commercial development of the safou, called the African Safou Network (ASANET). Its...

Chickens : Physiology, Diseases and Farming Practices .

Kapur, Iresha. Mehra, Abdullah.
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(2017)  | 9781620810279 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 167pp
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In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the physiology, diseases and farming practices of chickens. Topics discussed include recent trends in the diagnosis and vaccines for poultry diseases; nutrient regulation of intestinal development and function in chickens; the role of...

Bees in Europe and Sustainable Honey Production (BEE SHOP) : Results of a Pan-European Research Network.

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(2017)  | 9781612093369 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 202pp
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Honey is among the oldest food products of mankind and beekeeping is deeply rooted in every European culture, which is why quality regulation is strict and numerous European and national regulations control honey quality. Yet in an environment with increasing chemical pollution and the wide use of agrochemicals,...

Encyclopedia of Agriculture Research. [2 Volume Set]

Reiter, Gary C. Schuster, Caleb J.
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(2017)  | 9781612099552 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 1002pp
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This book presents and discusses current research in the study of agriculture, with a particular focus on technology, production and economics. Topics discussed include agricultural software; mechanised land application of organic fertilisers; pesticide models; optical metrology in agriculture; amplification...

Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species

Adelman, Charlotte. Schwartz, Bernard L.
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(2017)  | 9780821421666 | Ohio University Press | hbk. | book | 464pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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In this companion volume to the bestselling The Midwestern Native Garden: NativeAlternatives to Nonnative Plants, Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartzoffer another indispensible guide to replacing nonnative plants with nativealternatives. This time, their subject is the native woody species that...

Aquaculture perspective of multi-use sites in the open ocean : the untapped potential for marine resources in the anthropocene.

Buck, Bela H. Langan, Richard.
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(2017)  | 9783319511573 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxii, 404pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This volume addresses the potential for combining large-scale marine aquaculture of macroalgae, molluscs, crustaceans, and finfish, with offshore structures, primarily those associated with energy production, such as wind turbines and oil-drilling platforms....

Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West

Brown, Jen Corrinne.
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(2017)  | 9780295741703 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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From beer labels to literary classics like A River Runs Through It, troutfishing is a beloved feature of the iconography of the American West. But as JenBrown demonstrates in Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the RockyMountain West, the popular conception of Rocky Mountain trout fishing...

Soils, Ecosystem Processes, and Agricultural Development: Tropical Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Funakawa, Shinya.
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(2017)  | 9784431564829 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 392pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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The main objective of this book is to integrate environmental knowledge observed in local agriculture, based on the understanding of soils science and ecology, and to propose possible technical solutions and a more integrated approach to tropical agriculture. The chapters describe and analyze the ecological...

50 Years Of Green Revolution: An Anthology Of Research Papers

Swaminathan, M. S.
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(2017)  | 9789813200067 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 420pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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The green revolution in India about 50 years ago transformed India's image thenas begging bowl to bread basket. This transformation during the 1960s took justabout 4 years. The yield increases achieved in wheat and then in rice whichoccurred in just about half decade is far in excess of the yield increasesduring...

Cover Crops for Sustainable Farming: "

Justes, Eric.
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(2017)  | 9789402409857 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 92pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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Foreword1. Study context and methodology1.1. Fallow period: definition, management practices and regulatory aspects1.2. Study objectives and approach2. Main lessons drawn from the study of the literature2.1. Cover crop management techniques2.2. Nitrate and water during fallow periods2.3. Effects of...

Agricultural Research Updates, Volume 18

Gorawala, Prathamesh. Mandhatri, Srushti. , Gorawala, Prathamesh. Mandhatri, Srushti.
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(2017)  | 9781536108972 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 221pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book examines the most up-to-date research in the agricultural field. Chapter One reviews the use of agricultural waste as potential feedstock for activated carbon development. Chapter Two presents the potential uses of chlorogenic acid from vegetables and industrial waste. Chapter Three provides...

Plant Biosecurity Policy Evaluation: The Economic Impacts Of Pests And Diseases

Cook, David Charles. Fraser, Robert. Wilby, Andrew.
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(2017)  | 9781786342157 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 300pp | Availability last checked: 21/5/2017
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Good biosecurity policy decisions, particularly in relation to plant industryprotection, is of ever increasing importance. Growth in the speed and diversityof trade, the effects of climate change and the resultant spread of pests anddiseases continue to highlight this. This book contains an introduction...

The lychee biotechnology.

Kumar, Manoj. Kumar, Vivek. Prasad, Ram. Varma, Ajit.
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(2017)  | 9789811036439 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 448pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book provides systematic information on the lychee and modern tools to promote its sustainable growth and development. Including dedicated chapters on the evolution and diversification of the lychee, it highlights its genetic makeup and reciprocal exogenous factors, addressing the narrow genetic...

Agricultural Research Updates, Volume 17

Gorawala, Prathamesh. Mandhatri, Srushti. , Gorawala, Prathamesh. Mandhatri, Srushti.
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(2017)  | 9781536104226 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book examines the most up-to-date research in the agricultural field. Chapter One reviews the role of plant cuticle in the postharvest of fruits and vegetables. Chapter Two provides a critical comparison between some emergent methods for bioactive compound extraction from fruits and vegetables...

Stem surface area in modeling of forest stands.

Gavrikov, Vladimir L.
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(2017)  | 9783319524481 | Springer | pbk. | book | x, 100pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book reveals the benefits of describing and modeling trees as the combined surface areas of their stems, and provides a concise overview of the fundamental grounds for adopting such an approach. Anatomically speaking, trees are largely thin sheaths of living cells and it is this understanding that...

Understanding and analysis: the california air resources board forest offset protocol.

Bates, Laurel. Domke, Grant. Hoyle, Jason. MARLAND, Eric. Marland, Gregg.
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(2017)  | 9783319524337 | Springer | pbk. | book | xiv, 72pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book is a product of the initial phase of a broader study evaluating the voluntary and regulatory compliance protocols that are used to account for the contributions of forests in U.S.-based greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation programs. The research presented here is particularly concerned...

Oilseed production in india : the problems and prospects.

Sharma, Vijay Paul.
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(2017)  | 9788132237167 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiii, 197pp | Availability last checked: 8/2/2017
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This book analyses the performance and potential of India’s oilseed sector, identifies the major constraints facing the industry and suggests options for increasing the country’s oilseed production and productivity, taking into account the changing policy environment, increasing demand, slow growth...

Agricultural Research Updates, Volume 16

Gorawala, Prathamesh. Mandhatri, Srushti. , Gorawala, Prathamesh. Mandhatri, Srushti.
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(2017)  | 9781536107944 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 180pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This book examines the most up-to-date research in the agricultural field. Chapter One analyzes the achievements, applications, potential and the future avenues of bioenergy production from sugarcane. Chapter Two discusses the importance of humic substances for soil quality and plant protection. Chapter...

Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species

Adelman, Charlotte. Schwartz, Bernard L.
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(2017)  | 9780821421642 | Ohio University Press | pbk. | book | 464pp | Availability last checked: 28/5/2017
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In this companion volume to the bestselling The Midwestern Native Garden: NativeAlternatives to Nonnative Plants, Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L. Schwartzoffer another indispensible guide to replacing nonnative plants with nativealternatives. This time, their subject is the native woody species that...

The Medieval Horse and its Equipment, c.1150-1450

Clark, John.
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(2017)  | 9781843836797 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 202pp | Availability last checked: 4/5/2017
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Whether knight's charger or beast of burden, horses played a vital role inmedieval life. The wealth of medieval finds excavated in London in recent yearshas, not surprisingly, included many objects associated with horses. Thiscatalogue illustrates and discusses over four hundred such objects, among...

How to Age-Proof Your Dog.

Murphy, Elizabeth U.
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(2017)  | 9781442247161 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2017
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People love their dogs and want to keep them around, and healthy, for as long as possible. This book takes a look not just at what you can do for an older dog to make “old age” better, but also at how to prevent some of the common issues associated with aging.

Managing forest ecosystems: the challenge of climate change.

Bravo, Felipe. Jandl, Robert. LeMay, Valerie.
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(2017)  | 9783319282480 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xi, 452pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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Climate change shaped the political agenda during the last decade with three issues as hot topics: commonly making the headlines: carbon budgets, impact and mitigation of climate change. Given the significant role that forests play in the climate system – as sources, sinks, and through carbon trading...

The backyard gardener : simple, easy, and beautiful gardening with vegetables, herbs, and spices.

Orzel, Kelly.
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(2017)  | 9781493026579 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 22/6/2017
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A beautiful and simple guide to edible gardeningThe "garden to table" movement is inspiring another generation of gardeners but many of them have questions. How important is composting? Is seed saving really worth it? Focusing on sustainable, organic growing practices and plants, The Backyard Gardener...

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The Welcome to the Farm: How-To Wisdom from the Elliott Homestead

ELLIOTT, Shaye.
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(2017)  | 9781493026012 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 368pp | Availability last checked: 26/6/2017
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A guide to the backyard lifestyle for the millennial generationThe homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, The...

The backyard gardener : simple, easy, and beautiful gardening with vegetables, herbs, and spices.

Orzel, Kelly.
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(2017)  | 9781493026579 | GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 22/6/2017
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A beautiful and simple guide to edible gardeningThe "garden to table" movement is inspiring another generation of gardeners but many of them have questions. How important is composting? Is seed saving really worth it? Focusing on sustainable, organic growing practices and plants, The Backyard Gardener...

Managing forest ecosystems: the challenge of climate change.

Bravo, Felipe. Jandl, Robert. LeMay, Valerie.
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(2017)  | 9783319282480 | Springer | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | xi, 452pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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Climate change shaped the political agenda during the last decade with three issues as hot topics: commonly making the headlines: carbon budgets, impact and mitigation of climate change. Given the significant role that forests play in the climate system – as sources, sinks, and through carbon trading...

 

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