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Wheat rust disease : methods and protocols.

Periyannan, Sambasivam.

(2017)  | 9781493972487 | Humana | book | xiii, 291pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This volume presents a collection of tools currently used for the characterization of rust, the host plant wheat, and their interactions. This book is divided into five parts: Parts I and II discuss advanced techniques for characterizing rust pathogens in rust surveillance, genotyping, and molecular...

Agromining: farming for metals : extracting unconventional resources using plants.

Baker, Alan. Echevarria, Guillaume. Morel, Jean-Louis. Van, der Ent Antony.

(2017)  | 9783319618982 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 290pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This is the first book on global agromining/phytomining technology. It presents the complete metal farming or agromining chain; an emerging technology expected to be transformative in the extraction of resources of those elements not accessible by traditional mining techniques. Meeting the demand for...

Bayesian data analysis for animal scientists : the basics.

Blasco, AgustĂ­n.

(2017)  | 9783319542737 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 275pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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Foreword   Notation   1. Do we understand classical statistics? 1.1. Historical introduction 1.2. Test of hypothesis 1.2.1. The procedure 1.2.2. Common misinterpretations 1.3. Standard errors and Confidence intervals 1.3.1. Definition of standard error and confidence interval 1.3.2. Common...

Nanoscience in food and agriculture 5.

Dasgupta, Nandita. Lichtfouse, Eric. Ranjan, Shivendu.

(2017)  | 9783319584959 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 358pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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Chapter 01: Research trends and patents in nano-food and agriculture; Vinod Kumar Yata Chapter 02: Politics of nanotechnologies in food and agriculture; Valeria Sodano Chapter 03: Nanosensors for Food and Agriculture; Anup K Srivastava, Atul Dev and Surajit Karmakar Chapter 04: Nanoemulsions for nutrient...

Sustainable agriculture reviews.

Lichtfouse, Eric.

(2017)  | 9783319586786 | Springer | hbk. | book | vi, 304pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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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,...

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

Wilkinson, Charles.

(2017)  | 9780295996394 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 128pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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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...

Jack Ward Thomas: The Journals of a Forest Service Chief

Steen, Harold K. , Steen, Harold K.

(2017)  | 9780295997872 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 416pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Jack Ward Thomas, an eminent wildlife biologist and U.S. Forest Service careerscientist, was drafted in the late 1980s to head teams of scientistsdevelopingstrategies for managing the habitat of the northern spotted owl. Thatassignment led to his selection as Forest Service chief during the early yearsof...

Chest sonography.

Mathis, Gebhard.

(2017)  | 9783319440712 | Springer | hbk. | 4 ed.,  | book | vii, 219pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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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...

Biology of hevea rubber.

Priyadarshan, P. M.

(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...

Agro-ecological approaches to pest management for sustainable agriculture.

Reddy, P. Parvatha.

(2017)  | 9789811043246 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 339pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book outlines a new paradigm, “Agro-ecological Intensification of Crop Protection”, which reduces negative impacts on the environment and enhances the provision of ecosystem services. It discusses the use of ecologically based management strategies to increase the sustainability of agricultural...

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

Bowcutt, Frederica.

(2017)  | 9780295742724 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 7/8/2017
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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.

(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...

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

Roggema, Rob.

(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...

Agricultural research updates : volume 19.

Gorawala, Prathamesh. Mandhatri, Srushti.

(2017)  | 9781536110128 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 236pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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This book examines the most up-to-date research in the agricultural field. Chapter One reviews the nutritional aspects and potential uses of safflower in livestock. Chapter Two discusses the antioxidant activities and phenolic composition of the safflower plant during its growth cycle. Chapter Three...

Equestrian cultures in global and local contexts.

Adelman, Miriam. Thompson, Kirrilly.

(2017)  | 9783319558851 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 278pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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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...

Cover Crops for Sustainable Farming: "

Justes, Eric.

(2017)  | 9789402409857 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 91pp | Availability last checked: 9/8/2017
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This study, based on a literature review and simulations, shows the efficiency of cover crops at catching nitrate in most agriculture situations. It also analyzes both the negative impacts they can have and the ecosystem services they can provide. The introduction of a cover crop between two main crops...

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

Weidenbörner, Martin.

(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.

(2017)  | 9783319532189 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 156pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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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...

Small animal imaging : basics and practical guide.

Hauff, Peter. Kiessling, Fabian. Pichler, Bernd J.

(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...

Japanese Gardens and Landscapes, 1650-1950

Kuitert, Wybe.

(2017)  | 9780812244748 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | book | 384pp | Availability last checked: 7/8/2017
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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...


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