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  • Preface; Contents; Influence of Chemical Additives and Flyash on the Swelling and Bearing Resistance of Expansive Subgrade Soil; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials Used and Experimental Methods; 2.1 Natural Soil; 2.2 Flyash; 2.3 Aluminum Chloride; 2.4 Sample Preparation and Curing; 2.5 Methods of Testing; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Additives on Consistency Limits; 3.2 Effect of Additives on Swell Properties; 3.3 California Bearing Ratio; 4 Conclusion; References; Characterization of Unsaturated Shrink-Swell Soils Properties in Egypt; Abstract; 1 Introduction
  • 2 Laboratory Investigations2.1 Natural Soil Samples; 2.2 Bentonite-Silty Clay Soil Mixtures; 3 Testing Program; 3.1 Soil Index Properties; 3.2 Moisture Diffusion and Volume Change Properties; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Soil Shrink-Swell Index; 4.2 Soil Swell Limit; 4.3 Suction Compressibility Index; 4.4 Soil Coefficients of Unsaturated Diffusivity; 4.5 Soil Swell Potential; 5 Model Verification; 6 Conclusions; References; Strength Property of Expansive Soils Treated with Bagasse Ash and Lime; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials
  • 2.2 Mixture Preparation2.3 The Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) Tests; 2.4 Effect of Wetting-Drying Cycles on UCS; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Bagasse Ash Curing Time on UCS; 3.2 Effect of Bagasse Ash on Durability; 4 Conclusions; References; Stabilization of an Expansive Soil Using Alkali Activated Fly Ash Based Geopolymer; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 2.1 Material Characterization; 2.2 Sample Preparation and Testing; 3 Results and Discussions; 3.1 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Expansive Soil Fly Ash Mixture
  • 3.2 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Alkaline-Activated Fly Ash Treated Samples3.3 Effect of Percentage of Water on UCS of Fly Ash Treated Samples; 3.4 Effect of Activator/Ash Ratio; 3.5 Mineralogical Studies; 3.6 Rheological Study; 3.6.1 Setting Time; 4 Conclusions; References; Determination of Shrinkage Properties of Clayey Soils by the Image Analysis Technique; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 3 Results and Discussion; 4 Conclusion; References; Effect of Cement on Suction and Pore Size Distribution Before and After Swelling of a Natural Clay from Algeria; Abstract
  • 1 Introduction2 Site Location and Geotechnical Identification; 2.1 Clayey Soil Identification; 2.2 Cement; 3 Sample Preparations; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Effect of Cement on Suction; 4.2 Effect of Cement on Swelling; 4.3 Effect of Cement on Pore Distribution Before and After Swelling; 5 Conclusion; References; Treatment of Collapsible Soils by Cement Using the Double Consolidation Method; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Untreated Samples; 4 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References
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  • Direct Shear Testing of Sand - Geotextile InterfacesConsideration of geosynthetic tension in interpretation of data from inclined plane testsStress -Strain Behaviour of Sand with Disc Plate-Shaped ReinforcementSwelling and Shrinkage Behaviour of Expansive Soil Blended with Lime and FibresFEASIBILITY OF UTILIZATION OF METALIZED PLASTIC WASTE IN COHESION-LESS SOILComparison of geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements by numerical analyses.Study on square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sandNumerical Studies on Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetic Reinforced Sand LayerBearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANNSoft Soil Improvement with Conventional and Geogrid-encased Stone Piles under an EmbankmentAnalysis and Design of Piled Geogrid-Reinforced-Earth EmbankmentCase Study on GeoTrel (R) Reinforced Earth (R) Steepened Slopes on Soft Founding Soils for the Approach of Major Bridge over River Kaljani at CoochBehar in West Bengal, IndiaPrediction of Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Eccentrically Loaded Rectangular Foundations using ANN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
Soil reinforcement is a very useful technique to construct several cost-effective soil structures in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The most commonly used reinforcement materials are galvanised steel strips, geosynthetics in the form of woven geotextiles, geogrids and geocomposites, and fibres from natural and waste products. In recent years, there have been advances in the area of soil reinforcement, especially in the utilization of the technique in field projects. The researchers have also been working to understand the behaviour of reinforced soil considering the field challenges of reinforced soil structures. This edited volume contains contributions on advances in reinforced soil structures, mainly flexible pavements, footings, embankments, stone columns/piles, and slopes, as covered in the subject areas of geosynthetic engineering and fibre-reinforced soil engineering. The first paper by Ioannis N. Markou presents the details of sand-geotextile interaction based on interface tests with conventional and large-scale direct shear equipment. The second paper by Atef Ben Othmen and Mounir Bouassida examines the interface properties of geosynthetic reinforcement by carrying out inclined plane tests under low confinement adapted to landfill covers conditions. The third paper by J.N. Jha, S.K. Shukla, A.K. Choudhary, K.S. Gill1 and B.P. Verma deals with the triaxial compression behaviour of soil reinforced with steel and aluminium solid plates in horizontal layers. The fourth paper by M. Muthukumar and S.K. Shukla describes the swelling and shrinkage behaviour of expansive soil blended with lime and fibres. The fifth paper by S.G. Shah, A.C. Bhogayata and S.K. Shukla provides the test results of shear strength of cohesionless soil reinforced with metalized plastic waste. The sixth paper by Bouacha Nadjet compares the geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements based on numerical analyses. The seventh paper by S. Kumar, C.H. Solanki, J.B. Patel, P.B. Sudevan and P.M. Chaudhary reports the results of laboratory model tests carried out on a square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sand. The eighth paper by Sanoop G and Satyajit Patel presents the numerical studies on ground improvement using geosynthetic reinforced sand layer. The ninth paper by ------------------- discusses the bearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANN. The tenth paper by Mohamad B.D. Elsawy presents the numerical simulation of an embankment, constructed on reinforced soft soil with conventional stone piles. The eleventh paper by N.O. Sheta and R.P. Frizzi deals with the analysis, design, construction and monitoring of a geosynthetics-reinforced-earth pile-supported embankment serving as an access road. The twelfth paper by S. Banerjee, A. Adhikari, S. Chatterjee and D. Das provides the details of a case study on reinforced slope on soft soil for the approach of a major bridge. We do hope the researchers and the engineers may find the contributions in this volume very useful. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
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  • Contents Foreword........................................................ ................................................................ .................... Preface......................................................... ................................................................ ....................... Editors......................................................... ................................................................ ..................... Contributors.................................................... ................................................................ .................. Section Iâ Mine Site Characterization Chapter 1 Characterization and Improvement in Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties of Mine Wastes.......................................................... ................................... Binoy Sarkar, Hasintha Wijesekara, Sanchita Mandal, Mandeep Singh, and Nanthi S. Bolan Chapter 2 Chemical Characterization of Mine Sites........................................................... ......... Xinni Xiong, Daniel C.W. Tsang, and Yong Sik Ok Chapter 3 Sources and Management of Acid Mine Drainage...................................................... S.R. Gurung, Hasintha Wijesekara, Balaji Seshadri, R.B. Stewart, P.E.H. Gregg, and Nanthi S. Bolan Section IIâ Mine Site Rehabilitation Practices Chapter 4 Use of Biowaste for Mine Site Rehabilitation: A Meta-Analysis on Soil Carbon Dynamics........................................................ ................................... Hasintha Wijesekara, Nanthi S. Bolan, Kim Colyvas, Balaji Seshadri, Yong Sik Ok, Yasser M. Awad, Yilu Xu, Ramesh Thangavel, Aravind Surapaneni, Christopher Saint, and Meththika Vithanage Chapter 5 Rehabilitation of Biological Characteristics in Mine Tailings.................................... Longbin Huang and Fang You Chapter 6 Nanoscale Materials for Mine Site Remediation..................................................... ... Tapan Adhikari and Rajarathnam Dharmarajan Section IIIâ Post Mine Site Land-Use Practices Chapter 7 Profitable Beef Cattle Production on Rehabilitated Mine Lands.............................. D. Murdoch and Rajasekar Karunanithi Chapter 8 Restoring Forests on Surface Coal Mines in Appalachia: A Regional Reforestation Approach with Global Application..................................................... Christopher D. Barton, Kenton Sena, Teagan Dolan, Patrick Angel, and Carl Zipper Chapter 9 Recreating a Headwater Stream System on a Valley Fill in Appalachia, USA......... Carmen T. Agouridis, Christopher D. Barton, and Richard C. Warner Chapter 10 Key Issues in Mine Closure Planning for Pit Lakes.................................................. Jerry A. Vandenberg and Cherie D. McCullough Chapter 11 Carbon Sequestration Potential on Mined Lands...................................................... Sally Brown, Andrew Trlica, John Lavery, and Mark Teshima Section IV Mine Site Revegetation Potential Chapter 12 Phytotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation.................................................. ..... Ramesh Thangavel, Rajasekar Karunanithi, Hasintha Wijesekara, Yubo Yan, Balaji Seshadri, and Nanthi S. Bolan Chapter 13 Phytocapping of Mine Waste at Derelict Mine Sites in New South Wales............... Dane Lamb, Peter Sanderson, Liang Wang, Mohammed Kader, and Ravi Naidu Chapter 14 Rehabilitation of an Abandoned Mine Site with Biosolids....................................... Abdulaziz Alghamdi, M.B. Kirkham, Deann R. Presley, Ganga Hettiarachchi, and Leigh Murray Chapter 15 Dynamics of Heavy Metal(loid)s in Mine Soils........................................................ Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Nanthi S. Bolan, S. Chowdhury, J.H. Park, H.S. Kim, G. Choppala, B.P. Singh, and W.I. Kim Section V C ase Studies of Successful Mine Site Rehabilitation Chapter 16 Mine Site Reclamation in Canada: Overview and Case Studies............................... Jin-Hyeob Kwak, Abimbola Ojekanmi, Min Duan, Scott X. Chang, and M. Anne Naeth Chapter 17 Case Studies of Successful Mine Site Rehabilitation: Malaysia............................... Soon Kong Yong and Suhaimi Abdul Talib Chapter 18 Mine Rehabilitation in New Zealand: Overview and Case Studies.......................... Robyn C. Simcock and Craig W. Ross Index........................................................... ................................................................ ....................
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498767613 20171121
The remediation of mine spoil is a global environmental issue affecting most nations. This book covers both the fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetation of mine site spoils. It follows three major themes including characterisation of mine site spoils; remediation of chemical, physical, and biological constraints of mine site spoils; and revegetation of remediated mine site spoils. Each theme contains chapters featuring case studies involving mine sites around the world. The book provides a complete narrative of how inert spoil could be converted to live soil.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498767613 20171121
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xvi, 465 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The green revolution in India about 50 years ago transformed India's image then as begging bowl to bread basket. This transformation during the 1960s took just about 4 years. The yield increases achieved in wheat and then in rice which occurred in just about half decade is far in excess of the yield increases during the preceding 4000 years. This remarkable feat was achieved with the leadership of the author using the dwarf wheat types which had been produced by Norman Borlaug in Mexico.The research and development of green revolution of wheat and rice at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi was led by the author along with his team of students and co-workers. He has published over 100 papers on green revolution and the ever-green revolution which is a refinement of the former. This book is a compilation of just about 40 of his numerous research papers, monographs and books published by him on this subject.The papers in this book bring out the scientific basis of the modification of the plant type so as to be responsive to exogenous addition of chemical fertilizers and irrigation. The ideal plant type enables capture of adequate sunlight and using the chemical fertilizers added to the soil, produce substantial photosynthetic starch. And because the plants have short and thick culm, they are able to withstand enormous amounts of grains in their ears. This indeed was the basis of breaking the yield barriers associated with native varieties. The book also brings out that green revolution had established the food security at the national level but not at the individual household levels of millions of resource-poor rural small and marginal farming, fishing and landless families. Further green revolution was commodity-centric and the manner of its practice led to environmental degradation and social inequities. This author realized as early as 1972 that system of agriculture in India should be designed to fight both the famines of food and rural livelihoods. In pursuit of it, this author further designed an evergreen revolution with systems approach. What this means is providing concurrent attention to ecological foundations of agriculture and the livelihoods of the rural people.The book also brings out that green revolution was a team effort involving scientists, policy makers, administrators, farmers and students. This book is an outstanding example of green revolution providing a breathing space by putting the cereal grain production rate ahead of the population growth rate and then when food security has been adequately established, the system is changed to achieve productivity in perpetuity without causing environmental and social harm.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789813200067 20170710
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1 online resource.
  • Part 1: Advances and Prospects for Understanding Stress Environments.- Chapter 1. Abiotic Stresses in Agriculture: An Overview.- Chapter 2. Atmospheric Stressors: Challenges and Coping Strategies.- Chapter 3. Agriculture Drought Management Options: Scope and Opportunities.- Chapter 4. Edaphic Stresses: Concerns and Opportunities for Their Management.- Part 2: Adaptation and Mitigation Options.- Chapter 5. Managing Soil Related Abiotic Constraints for Sustainable Agriculture.- Chapter 6. Developments in Management of Abiotic Stresses in Dryland Agriculture.- Chapter 7. Heavy Metal Toxicities in Soils and Their Management.- Chapter 8. Current Trends in Salinity and Water logging Tolerance.- Chapter 9. Impacts and Management of Temperature and Water Stress in Crop Plants.- Chapter 10. Plant Bio-regulators: A Mitigation Strategy for Resilient Agriculture.- Chapter 11. Thiourea: A Potential Bioregulator for Alleviating Abiotic Stresses.- Part 3: Crop Based Mitigation Strategies.- Chapter 12. Improving Crop Adaptations to Climate Change: Contextualizing the Strategy.- Chapter 13. Biotechnological Applications for Improvement of Drought Tolerance.- Chapter 14. Managing Abiotic Stresses in Wheat.- Chapter 15. Breeding Rice Varieties for Abiotic Stress Tolerance: Challenges and Opportunities.- Chapter 16. Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Barley.- Chapter 17. Sugarcane crop: Its Tolerance towards Abiotic Stresses.- Chapter 18.Abiotic Stress Management in Horticulture Crops.- Chapter 19. Impact of Climate Change on Vegetable Production and Adaptation Measures.- Part 4: Mitigation Options in Animal Husbandry.- Chapter 20. Nutritional Management for Sustaining Livestock during Drought.- Chapter 21. Mitigation Options for GHG Emissions from Ruminants.- Chapter 22. Mitigation of Climatic Change Effects for Sheep Farming in Arid Environment.- Chapter 23. Policy Support for Abiotically Stressed Agro-ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities.- Chapter 24. Inculcating Resilience to Agriculture under Abiotically Stressed Environments: Synthesis and Way Forward.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057434 20171211
This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of on abiotic stresses in terms of the challenges; scope and opportunities; copping strategies for adaptation and mitigation using novel tools for building resilience in agricultural crops and livestock; as well as for policy implementation. Divided into four major parts: advances and prospects for understanding stress environments; adaptation and mitigation options; crop-based mitigation strategies; and mitigation options in animal husbandry, the book focuses on problem-solving approaches and techniques that are essential for the medium to long-term sustainability of agricultural production systems The synthesis and integration of knowledge and experiences of specialists from different disciplines offers new perspectives in the versatile field of abiotic stress management, and as such is useful for various stakeholders, including agricultural students, scientists, environmentalists, policymakers, and social scientists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811057434 20171211
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1 online resource ( xxii, 397 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Part 1. Concepts.- Chapter 1. Digital Soil Mapping and Best Management of Soil Resources: A Brief Discussion with Few Case Studies.- Chapter 2. Are the Traditional Soil Analyses Will Pass into Oblivion? Adaptive Remote Sensing Approach in Support of Precision Agriculture.- Chapter 3. Site Specific Nutrient Management (SSNM) - An Unique Approach towards Maintaining Soil Health.- Chapter 4. Soil Mineralogical Perspective on Immobilization/Mobilization of Heavy Metals.- Chapter 5. Using Laboratory Analysis to Inform Adaptive Management.- Chapter 6. Microbial Proteins and Soil Carbon Sequestration.- Part 2. Adaptive Soil Management Strategies.- Chapter 7. Use of Soil Amendments in An Integrated Framework for Adaptive Resource Management in Agriculture and Forestry.- Chapter 8. Resource Conservation Technologies for Sustainable Soil Health Management.- Chapter 9. Sustainable Management of Soil Phosphorus in A Changing World.- Chapter 10. Wastewater in Agriculture: Possibilities and Limitations.- Chapter 11. Eco- friendly Nitrogen Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture.- Chapter 12. Scope of Natural Source of Potassium in Sustainable Agriculture.- Chapter 13. Changes in Soil-Plant-Microbes Interactions in Anticipated Climatic Change Conditions.- Chapter 14. Adaptive Soil Management-A Tool For Plant Fitness in Stressful Environment Through Microbial Integrity .- Chapter 15. Impact of Agricultural Management Practices on Mycorrhizal Functioning and Soil Micro-Biological Parameters Under Soybean-Based Cropping Systems.- Chapter 16. Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils: An Overview.- Chapter 17. Bioremediation of Soils Contaminated With Ni and Cd-An Overview.- Chapter 18. Urban Soil's Functions: Monitoring, Assessment and Management.- Part 3. Regional and Global Initiatives For Soil Resource Management.- Chapter 19. Enhancing Resource Use Efficiency Through Soil Management for Improving Livelihoods.- Chapter 20. The Relevance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Agricultural Sustainability of The Semi Arid Tropics.- Chapter 21. The Effects of Forest Fire on Soil Organic Matter and Nutrients in Boreal Forests of North America: A Review.- Chapter 22. Climate Mediated Changes in Permafrost and Their Effects on Natural and Human Environments.- Chapter 23. Integrated Natural resource management in India through Participatory Integrated Watershed Management.- Chapter 24. Monitoring and Assessing Anthropogenic Influence on Soil's Health in Urban Forests (The Case From Moscow City).- Chapter 25. Impacts Assessment of Municipal Solid Squander Dumping in Riparian Corridor Using Multivariate Statistical Techniques .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811036378 20170515
The book focuses in detail on learning and adapting through partnerships between managers, scientists, and other stake-holders who learn together how to create and maintain sustainable resource systems. As natural areas shrink and fragment, our ability to sustain economic growth and safeguard biological diversity and ecological integrity is increasingly being put to the test. In attempting to meet this unprecedented challenge, adaptive management is becoming a viable alternative for broader application. Adaptive management is an iterative decision-making process which is both operationally and conceptually simple and which incorporates users to acknowledge and account for uncertainty, and sustain an operating environment that promotes its reduction through careful planning, evaluation, and learning until the desired results are achieved. This multifaceted approach requires clearly defined management objectives to guide decisions about what actions to take, and explicit assumptions about expected outcomes to compare against actual outcomes. In this edited book, we address the issue by pursuing a holistic and systematic approach that utilizes natural resources to reap sustainable environmental, economic and social benefits for adap-tive management, helping to ensure that relationships between land, water and plants are managed in ways that mimic nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811036378 20170515
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  • La grande casse -- C'est la guerre -- La PAC, cette maladie contagieuse -- Des hauts et des bas, mais surtout des bas -- La compétitivité à tout prix? -- L'enjeu de la faim -- Qui représente quoi ? -- De multiples ennuis, sans cesse -- Quel modèle ? -- C'est le souk -- L'autre versant -- La faim justifie les moyens -- L'eau, une ressource qui s'évapore -- Conclusion. Branle-bas de combat -- Appendice. Déclaration de Rome sur la sécurité alimentaire mondiale. Sommet mondial de l'alimentation (1996).
"Voyage au coeur d'un système français : l'agro alimentaire. Un puissant système qui crée du gaspillage, de la surproduction, de la malnutrition et de la pollution. En 2017, l'agriculture française est entre les mains des lobbies (Lactalis, Bigard, Monsanto, Bayer). Conséquences : une utilisation intensive de pesticides, des pratiques choquantes dans la grande distribution, des organisations syndicales et coopératives qui enfoncent un peu plus les paysans dans la misère. L'agriculture française est prête à exploser ! Ce livre est un plaidoyer et une enquête qui dénonce et apporte des solutions."--Page 4 of cover."--Page 4 of cover."--Page 4 of cover.
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  • 1 Introduction 2 Evolution of agriculture development in India 3 Agricultural growth process 4 Agriculture growth and regional change 5 Regional dimensions of land and labour productivity 6 Regional convergence in agricultural productivity 7 Hierarchically nested agriculture regions of India 8 Agriculture growth models 9 Food production, consumption and insecurity 10 Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925175 20170313
Agriculture productivity, growth and regional change in post-colonial India from a spatial perspective are yet to be rigorously examined. In particular, the impacts of economic liberalisation, globalisation and deregulation are not being empirically investigated at a small-area level using advanced statistical and spatial techniques. Understanding the process of regional formation and the rapid transitioning of agricultural landscapes in the Post-Liberalisation phase is pivotal to developing and devising regional economic development strategies. This book employs advanced methods to empirically examine the key characteristics and patterns of regional change in agricultural growth and productivity. It offers insights on changes in agricultural production and practices since the colonial period through to the Post-Liberalisation phase in India. It also incorporates the key public policy debates on the progress of India's agricultural development with the aim of formulating spatially integrated strategies to reduce rapid rise in the regional convergence and to promote equitable distribution of strategic government investment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138925175 20170313
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  • Section I: Reinventing Farming Systems 1. Introduction 2. Agroecology: Principles and Practice 3. Farming-Related Livelihoods 4. Farming Systems for Sustainable Intensification 5. Designing for the Long-term: Sustainable Agriculture Section II: Resources for Agricultural Development 6. Low-Input Technology: An Integrative View 7. Ecologically Based Nutrient Management 8. Participatory Breeding: Developing Improved and Relevant Crop Varieties With Farmers 9. Research on Livestock, Livelihoods, and Innovation Section III: Context for Sustainable Agricultural Development 10. Gender and Agrarian Inequities 11. The Innovation Systems Approach to Agricultural Research and Development 12. Outreach to Support Rural Innovation 13. Climate Change and Agricultural Systems Section IV: Tying It All Together 14. Tying It All Together: Global, Regional, and Local Integrations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation, with particular emphasis on how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture. The inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design allows students to gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. This book explores topics such as: re-inventing farming systems; principles and practice of agroecology; agricultural change and low-input technology; ecologically-based nutrient management; participatory breeding for developing improved and relevant crops; participatory livestock research for development; gender and agrarian inequality at the local scale; the nature of agricultural innovation; and outreach to support rural innovation. The extensive coverage of subjects is complemented with integrated references and a companion website, making this book essential reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems. This book will be a valuable resource for students of agricultural science, environmental engineering, and rural planning; researchers and scientists in agricultural development agencies; and practitioners of agricultural development in government extension programs, development agencies, and NGOs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
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  • Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Microbial Signaling in Plant-Microbe Interactions and Its Role on Sustainability of Agroecosystems; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Signalling Molecules in Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.3 Microbial Coordination of Complex Network Interaction Within Soil Food Web and Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.4 Regulation of Microbial Signalling Compounds by Biotic and Abiotic Factors; 1.5 Signalling Pathways in Soil Food Web Improve Ecosystem Functioning and Sustainability; 1.6 Technical Advances in Identifying Signalling Pathways in Soil-Plant System
  • 1.7 Conclusions and Future PerspectivesReferences; Chapter 2: Exploiting Beneficial Traits of Plant-ƯAssociated Fluorescent Pseudomonads for Plant Health; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Rhizosphere and Plant-Microbe Interaction; 2.3 Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promotion; 2.3.1 Phosphate Solubilization; 2.3.2 Phytohormones; 2.3.3 Siderophores; 2.3.4 Antibiotics; 2.3.5 Enzymes; 2.3.6 Hydrogen Cyanide; 2.4 Induced Systemic Resistance; 2.5 Biological Control of Plant Pathogens; 2.6 Fluorescent Pseudomonads in Agriculture and Plant Health; 2.7 Conclusions; References
  • Chapter 3: N2-Fixing Cyanobacterial Systems as Biofertilizer3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Distribution of Cyanobacteria; 3.3 Free-Living Cyanobacteria; 3.4 Azolla-Anabaena Symbiotic System; 3.5 Artificial Cyanobacterial-Plant Association; 3.6 Molecular Signaling Mechanism; 3.7 Selection of Competent Biofertilizer Strains; 3.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Exploring the Role of Secondary Metabolites of Trichoderma in Tripartite Interaction with Plant and Pathogens; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Pathogen Interaction
  • 4.3 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Plant Interactions4.4 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Induction of Defense Response in Plants; 4.5 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Growth Regulation in Plants; 4.6 Biosynthesized Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.7 Constrains in Commercialization of Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 5: Managing Soil Fertility Through Microbes: Prospects, Challenges and Future Strategies; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Organisms in Soil; 5.3 Macroorganisms in Soil; 5.3.1 Earthworms; 5.3.2 Termites
  • 5.3.3 Plant Roots5.4 Microorganisms in Soil; 5.4.1 Bacteria; 5.4.2 Actinomycetes; 5.4.3 Fungi; 5.4.4 Algae; 5.4.5 Protozoa; 5.4.6 Nematodes; 5.4.7 Viruses; 5.5 Role of Organism in Soil Fertility Enhancement; 5.5.1 N Transformations; 5.5.2 Phosphorus Cycle; 5.5.3 Sulfur Cycle; 5.5.4 Other Mineral Elements; 5.6 Environmental Contaminants and Climate Change; 5.6.1 Potentially Toxic Element; 5.6.2 Chromium (Cr); 5.6.3 Cadmium (Cd); 5.6.4 Lead (Pb); 5.6.5 Mercury (Hg); 5.6.6 Arsenic (As); 5.6.7 Selenium (Se); 5.6.8 Radionuclides; 5.7 Pesticides/Insecticides/Fungicides; 5.8 Effluents
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  • Methanotrophs: An Emerging Bioremediation Tool Due to Unique Broad Substrate Enzyme Methane Monooxygenase.- Methanotrophs: Methane Mitigation, Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment.- Prospects of Plant-Bacteria Interactions in Remediation of Metal Contaminated Soils.- Cyanoremediation: A Green-Clean Tool for Decontamination of Synthetic Pesticides from Agro- and Aquatic Ecosystems.- Aromatic Plant-Microbe Associations: A Sustainable Approach for Remediation of Polluted Soils.- Cyanobacteria-mediated bioremediation of heavy metals.- Biochar application in management of paddy crop production and methane mitigation.- Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Heavy Metal Uptake in Metallophytes.- Role of Biosurfactants on Microbial Degradation of Oil Contaminated Soils.- Microbial Oxidation of Atmospheric Methane in Natural and Agricultural Upland Soils.- Microbial Mediated Lindane Bioremediation: A Cost Effective and Naturally Renewable Technology.- Wastewater Effluent Discharge: Impact on Human Health and Microbial Remediation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319497266 20170410
This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as plant-microbe interactions, rhizoremediation and cyanoremediation, and bio-immobilization. Volume II is a collection of research findings that invites readers to examine the application of microbes in pollution reduction, decontamination of agro- and aquatic ecosystems, and remediation of various toxic compounds. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between soil microbial associations and sustainable agriculture. Traditional agricultural management techniques have relied heavily on application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides; and recent land use change practices have led to over exploitation of natural resources. Strategies outlined here simplify a complicated picture of the way microbial communities can improve the quality of environment and eliminate food scarcity in the coming generations. This work is a significant contribution to research in this increasingly important discipline of soil sciences, and will appeal to researchers in microbiology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and soil and crop sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319497266 20170410
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The interpretation of archaeological remains as farmsteads has met with much debate in scholarship regarding their role, identification, and even their existence. Despite the difficult nature of scholarship surrounding farmsteads, this site type is repeatedly used to describe small sites in the countryside which have varying evidence of domestic, storage, and agricultural activity. The aim of this book is to engage with the archaeological and textual data for farmsteads dating to the Classical-Hellenistic period of mainland Greece, with the purpose of understanding how these sites fulfilled agricultural roles as centres for occupation, storage, and processing for those working the land. The conclusions reached here stress the connected nature of the agricultural landscape, and demonstrate how farmsteads played a fundamental role in ancient Greek agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785706400 20170919
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16. Anthropogenic soils [2017]

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1 online resource ( xiii, 231 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Contents.- Characteristics of Anthropogenic Soils.- Nature and Significance of Anthropogenic Soils.- Geocultural Setting.- Anthropogenic Landforms and Surficial deposits.- Human Impacts on Soils.- Physical, Chemical, and Mineralogical Characteristics.- Soil Classification.- Artifacts.- Types of Anthropogenic Soils.- Anthropogenic soils in agricultural settings.- Anthropogenic soils in archaeological settings.- Mine-Soils.- Urban soils.- Use and Management of Anthropogenic Soils.- Problems associated with anthropogenic soils.- Revitalization of anthropogenic soils.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319543307 20171127
This book is a state-of-the-art review of the physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of anthropogenic soils, their genesis morphology and classification, geocultural setting, and strategies for reclamation, revitalization, use and management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319543307 20171127
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195 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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  • THE ART OF LOADING BRUSH New Agrarian Writings 1. The Presence of Nature in the Natural World 2. The Thoughts of Limits in a Prodigal Age 3. The Future (Probably) Is Coming: A Letter to Charlie Sing 4. A Long Ancestry 5. The Branch Way of Doing 6. The Order of Loving care [How His Mind Was Made III] 7. The Art of Loading Brush.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781619020382 20171204
"Berry's essays, continuing arguments begun in The Unsettling of America 40 years ago, will be familiar to longtime readers, blending his farm work with his interests in literature old and new . . . Vintage Berry sure to please and instruct his many admirers." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Wendell Berry's profound critique of American culture has entered its sixth decade, and in this new gathering he reaches with deep devotion toward a long view of Agrarian philosophy. Mr. Berry believes that American cultural problems are nearly always aligned with their agricultural problems, and recent events have shone a terrible spotlight on the divides between our urban and rural citizens. Our communities are as endangered as our landscapes. There is, as Berry outlines, still much work to do, and our daily lives-in hope and affection-must triumph over despair.Mr. Berry moves deftly between the real and the imagined. The Art of Loading Brush is an energetic mix of essays and stories, including "The Thought of Limits in a Prodigal Age, " which explores Agrarian ideals as they present themselves historically and as they might apply to our work today. "The Presence of Nature in the Natural World" is added here as the bookend of this developing New Agrarianism. Four stories from an as-yet-unfinished novel, better described as "an essay in imagination, " extend the Port William story as it follows Andy Catlett throughout his life to this present moment. Andy works alongside his grandson in "The Art of Loading Brush, " one of the most moving and tender stories of the entire Port William cycle. Filled with insights and new revelations from a mind thorough in its considerations and careful in its presentations, The Art of Loading Brush is a necessary and timely collection.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781619020382 20171204
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  • Grusswort des Oberbürgermeisters Pit Clausen
  • Grusswort der Ministerin Christina Kampmann
  • Vorwort der Herausgeber
  • Die Heimatschutzbewegung in Minden-Ravensberg 1900 bis 1930 : vom neoromantischen Reflex zur politischen Reaktion / Jochen Rath
  • "Kaufen Sie doch Meyer zu Ummeln" : ein Bauernhausmuseum für Bielefeld / Bernd J. Wagner
  • Das Bauernhausmuseum in der Weimarer Republik und im Dritten Reich : Zwischen Heimatschutzbewegung und nationalsozialistischer "Blut und Boden"-ldeologie / Johannes Altenberend
  • Ein Ort unverdächtiger Heimatpflege? : das Bauernhausmusem zwischen 1945 und 1995 / Lutz Volmer
  • Wie ein Phönix aus der Asche : der beschwerliche Weg zum neuen Bauernhausmuseum / Bernd J. Wagner
  • Erfrischend anders : das Bauernhausmuseum mit Hof Möllering in der "neuen Betriebsphase" / Lutz Volmer
  • Das Bauernhausmuseum als multifunktionaler Veranstaltungsort : Ort der Sinnstiftung für eine sich wandelnde kollektive Identität / Andreas Beaugrand
  • Die museale Sachgutsammlung / Lutz Volmer und Uwe Standern
  • Sonderausstellungen im Bauernhausmuseum 1999-2017
  • Literaturverzeichnis
  • Autorenverzeichnis
  • Abbildungsnachweis.
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