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  • Intro; Contents; Series list; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Part 2 Cultivation techniques; Part 3 Post-harvest management; Part 4 Diseases and pests; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Chapter 1 Exploiting the mango genome: molecular markers; 1 Introduction; 2 Biochemical markers; 3 DNA markers; 4 Other molecular markers; 5 Next-generation sequencing technologies; 6 Genetic linkage maps; 7 Other 'omics'; 8 Future trends and conclusion; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 Acknowledgements; 11 References
  • Chapter 2 The genetic diversity of mangoes1 Introduction; 2 Description of the principal mango cultivars; 3 Photographs of the principal mango cultivars; 4 Acknowledgements; 5 References; 6 Appendix 1: list of the principal mango cultivars; 7 Appendix 2: photos of principal mango cultivars; Chapter 3 Advances in understanding mango tree growth and canopy development; 1 Introduction; 2 Mango tree architecture; 3 Morphology of the mango growth unit; 4 Growth and development of the mango growth unit; 5 From the growth unit to the current-year branch
  • 6 Interactions between vegetative growth and reproduction7 Conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 4 Advances in understanding flowering, pollination and fruit development in mangoes; 1 Introduction; 2 Vegetative shoot development; 3 Induction, initiation and floral differentiation; 4 Genes related to the flowering process; 5 Pollination and fertilisation; 6 Fruit set and growth; 7 Conclusion; 8 Future trends; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 References; Part 2 Cultivation techniques
  • Chapter 5 Mango cultivation practices in the tropics: good agricultural practices to maximize sustainable yields1 Introduction; 2 Constraints and strategies: soil; 3 Constraints and strategies: climate; 4 Constraints and strategies: orchard management; 5 Constraints and strategies: irrigation and nutrition; 6 Conclusion; 7 References; Chapter 6 Mango cultivation practices for the subtropics; 1 Introduction; 2 Tropical versus subtropical mango cultivation: climatic considerations; 3 Exploiting genetic variation among mango cultivars
  • 4 Cultural techniques: planting density, spacing and out-of-season production5 Cultural techniques: control of growth and flowering; 6 Conclusion; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Chapter 7 Mango cultivation in greenhouses; 1 Introduction; 2 Training and pruning; 3 Control of flowering; 4 Care of fruit; 5 Cultivation practices; 6 Disease and pest control; 7 Future trends and conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 8 Management of an ultra-high-density mango orchard and benefits of the small-tree system; 1 Introduction
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  • Foreword1. Anticoagulant Rodenticides and Wildlife: Introduction 2. Use of anticoagulant rodenticides in different applications around the world 3. Anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity to non-target wildlife under controlled exposure conditions 4. Pharmacokinetics of anticoagulant rodenticides in target and non-target organisms 5. Ante-mortem and post-mortem signs of anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis in birds of prey 6. Primary exposure and effects in non-target animals 7. Secondary exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides and effects on predators 8. Spatial dimensions of the risks of rodenticide use to non-target small mammals and applications in spatially explicit risk modeling 9. Ecological factors driving uptake of anticoagulant rodenticides in predators 10. Development of resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides in rodents 11. An international perspective on the regulation of rodenticides 12. Anticoagulants and risk mitigation 13. Perspectives on existing and potential new alternatives to anticoagulant rodenticides and the implications for integrated pest management 14. Anticoagulant rodenticides and wildlife: concluding remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319643755 20180129
Commensal rodents pose health risks and cause substantial damage to property and food supplies. Rats have also invaded islands and pose a serious threat to native wildlife, particularly raptors and seabirds. Estimates of total damage from introduced rats range into the billions of dollars in developed countries. This book aims to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the scientific advancements in the assessment of exposure, effects and risks that currently used rodenticides may pose to non-target organisms in the environment, along with practical guidance for characterization of hazards. This will be discussed in relation to their efficacy, and the societal needs for rodent control, and discussion of risk mitigation and development of alternatives. The flow in the book is planned as: a. introduction and setting the scene b. problem description (risks and effects on non-targets and secondary poisoning, development of resistance) c. ; alternatives, regulation and risk mitigation d. conclusions and recommendations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319643755 20180129
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  • Plant Protease Inhibitors and their Interactions with Insect Gut Proteinases S.M.D Akbar, Jaba Jagdish, Visweshwar Regode, G. Shiva Kumar and H.C. Sharma Genetic, Biochemical and Molecular Networks of Plant-Insect Interactions -Model Platforms for Integrative Biological Research Jessica Lasher, Allison Speer, Samantha Taylor and Chandrakanth Emani The Cotton-Insectã Interactive Transcriptome: Molecular Elements Involved in Plant-Insectã Interactions Mirzakamol S. Ayubov and Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov The Co-Evolution of the Plant-Insect Interaction Networks Kevin Corneal, Jennifer Campbell, Nicholas Evans and Chandrakanth Emani Linking Primary and Secondary Metabolism: A Mechanistic Hypothesis for how Elevated CO2 Modulates Defenses Linus Gog, Jorge Zavala and Evan H. DeLucia Transgenic Approaches to Combatting Insect Pests in the Field - Model Crops and Recent Environmental and Ecological Friendly Paradigms Jennifer Campbell, Jason Veizaj, Nicholas Evans, Samantha Taylor and Chandrakanth Emani Metabolomics of Plant Resistance against Insects Mirka Macel and Nicole M. van Dam RNAi and microRNA Technologies to Combat Plant Insect Pests Ramu S. Vemanna, K.C. Babitha and Kirankumar S. Mysore Overview of the Biosafety and Risk Assessment Steps for Insect-Resistant Biotech Crops Venera Kamburova and Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov Towards a Holistic Integrated Pest Management: Lessons Learned from Plant-Insect Mechanisms in the Field Xiomara Sinisterra-Hunter and Wayne B. Hunter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498709736 20180423
Overviews of biochemical, genetic, and molecular perspectives of plant-insect interactions with added emphasis on bioinformatic, genomic, and transcriptome analysis are comprehensively treated in this book. It presents the agro-ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-insect interactions with an exclusive focus on the climate change effect on the resetting of plant-insect interactions. A valuable resource for biotechnologists, entomologists, agricultural scientists, and policymakers, the book includes theoretical aspects as a base toward real-world applications of holistic integrated pest management in agro-ecosystems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498709736 20180423
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656 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • What is a seed?
  • How did seed plants evolve ?
  • Seeds & humans
  • Seed conservation
  • Plant diversity & why it matters
  • Seed-bearing plants
  • Cycadophyta
  • Ginkophyta & gnetophyta
  • Pinophyta
  • Magnoliophyta.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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  • Part I Utilization of genetic resources and pre-breeding 1. Utilization of genebank accessions to improve northern adaptation of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)-- O.A. Rognli, R. Aavola, A. Aleliunas, T. Asp, G. Brazauskas, K.H. Gylstrom, A. Helgadottir, M. Isolahti, M.R. Kovi, T.A. Kristjansdottir, A.S. Larsen, P. Marum, C. Paina, C. Persson, and S. Rancane 2. Wild and primitive common bean populations in the germplasm collection at the MBG-CSIC-- A.M. De Ron, J.D. Pose, M.C. Menendez-Sevillano, and M.J. Ferreyra 3. Patterns of spring growth and phenology in natural populations of Lolium perenne under contrasting field conditions-- A.M. Roschanski, P. Barre, A. Escobar- Gutierrez, J.P. Sampoux, H. Muylle, I. Thomas, K.J. Dehmer, and E. Willner 4. Population structure of red clover ecotypes collected from Europe and Asia-- C. Jones, J. De Vega, D. Lloyd, M. Hegarty, S. Ayling, W. Powell, and L. Skot 5. Enhancing the sustainable use of Lolium perenne genetic resources from genebanks in plant breeding and research-- S. Bachmann-Pfabe, E. Willner, M. Oppermann, S. Weise, and K.J. Dehmer 6. Tetraploid Festuca apennina is prone to produce triploid hybrid progeny when crossed with diploid Festuca pratensis-- B. Boller, T. Felder, and D. Kopecky 7. Comparing mitotic and meiotic tetraploid red clover plants for seed yield-- T. Vleugels, I. Roldan-Ruiz, and G. Cnops 8. Domesticating shrubby native legumes for pastures and natural grasslands-- J.P. Muir, F.S. Forrest, J. Brady, J.C. Dubeux Jr., and W.D. Pitman 9. Effects of temperature on growth during in vitro embryo culture of field bean (Vicia faba var. minor L.)-- P. Ogrodowicz, M. Surma, T. Adamski, Z. Kaczmarek, W.K. Swiecicki, P. Stopyra, A. Kuczynska, K. Krystkowiak, and K. Mikolajczak 10. Ecological and agronomic evaluation of Dactylis glomerata subsp. Lobata-- E. Norkeviciene, A. Balsevicius, V. Kemesyte, B. Butkute, and G. Petrauskas 11. Yield and genetic composition of Latvian xFestulolium cultivars and breeding material-- P. Berzins, D. Rungis, S. Rancane, A. Gailite, V. Belevica, V. Stesele, I. Vezis, and A. Jansons 12. Genetic variability of the most important traits in alfalfa cultivars under Lithuanian conditions-- A. Liatukiene 13. Tetraploid induction in Lolium multiflorum-- O.K. Akinroluyo, V. Kemesyte, and G. Statkeviciute 14. The sense of testing sheep preference in tall fescue variety evaluation-- M. Cougnon, J. Baert, and D. Reheul 15. Chemical composition of zigzag clover (Trifolium medium L.)-- B. Butkute, N. Lemeziene, A. Padarauskas, E. Norkeviciene, and L. Taujenis 16. Wild and semi natural ecotypes of perennial grasses and legumes - for breeding purposes-- N. Lemeziene, V. Stukonis, V. Kemesyte, and E. Norkeviciene 17. Breeding for improved seed yield of red clover-- G. Petrauskas, J. Mikaliuniene, E. Norkeviciene, G. Statkeviciute, and V. Kemesyte Part II Genetic improvement of quality and agronomic traits 18. Breeding forage and grain legumes to increase EU's and China's protein self-sufficiency-- B. Julier, L. Skot, S. Weise, D. Karagic, I. Roldan-Ruiz, P. Barre, and D. Lloyd 19. Identification of loci controlling timing of stem elongation in red clover using GBS of pooled phenotypic extremes-- A. Ergon, O.W. Milvang, O. Milvang, and M.R. Kovi 20. Grain yield and morphology of dwarf vs tall white lupin in Mediterranean environments-- P. Annicchiarico, A.M. Carroni, P. Manunza, C. Huyghe, and L. Pecetti 21. Deciphering grain legumes quality riddle: The genomics of bioactive compounds-- M.C. Vaz Patto, E. Mecha, A.B. Pereira, S.T. Leitao, M.L. Alves, and M.R. Bronze 22. Manipulation of rumen nitrogen flows by use of Festulolium hybrids in rumen simulation fermenters-- S. Kamau, A. Belanche, M. Humphreys, and A. Kingston-Smith 23. Paternity test for forage yield improvement in timothy polycross breeding-- T. Tanaka, K. Tamura, K. Ashikaga, H. Fujii, and T. Yamada 24. Preliminary estimation of variation of alkaloids content in white lupin (Lupinus albus L.) collection-- W. Rybinski, M. Kroc, W. Swiecicki, P. Wilczura, K. Kamel, P. Barzyk, and W. Mikulski 25. Yields and quality of some perennial legumes in the Czech Republic-- D. Knotova, J. Pelikan, J. Skladanka, and P. Knot Part III Breeding for enhanced stress tolerance 26. Low crown rust resistance in Norwegian material of Lolium perenne and xFestulolium-- L. Ostrem, T. Asp, M. Ghesquiere, Y. Sanada, and O.A. Rognli 27. Unravelling the genetic control of bacterial wilt resistance in ryegrass: achievements, prospects and challenges-- R. Koelliker, V. Knorst, L. Hersemann, F. Widmer, and B. Studer 28. Genotyping of Festulolium cultivars involved in EUCARPIA multi-site trial using DArT markers and GISH-- D. Kopecky, J. Baert, S. Barth, J. Bartos, V. Cernoch, J. Dolezel, D. Grogan, J. Harper, M. Humphreys, T. Ksiazczyk, L. Ostrem, E. Paszkowski, D. Sokolovic, Z. Zwierzykowski, and M. Ghesquiere 29. Transcriptomic analysis of drought-sensitive and tolerant genotypes of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)-- M.O. Leyva, I. Nagy, S. Hentrup, S. Byrne, and T. Asp 30. Selection of perennial ryegrass spaced plants in sward conditions-- J. Aper, A. Ghesquiere, and J. Baert 31. Variation in intrinsic water use efficiency between perennial ryegrass genotypes differing for drought tolerance-- P. Westermeier, R. Schaufele, and S. Hartmann 32. Physiological indicators of tolerance to soil water deficit in Lolium multiflorum/Festuca arundinacea introgression forms-- K. Masajada, A. Augustyniak, D. Perlikowski, D. Ratajczak, W. Zwierzykowski, I. Pawlowicz, and A. Kosmala 33. Incidence of six grass species by Fusarium sp. as a cause of silvertop-- O. Trneny, and J. Nedelnik 34. Crown rust and brown blight infection of perennial ryegrass cultivars representing three maturity groups-- R. Aavola, P. Soovali, S. Tamm, and A. Bender 35. Correlation of seed yield and its components and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters in the narrow leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.)-- B. Gorynowicz, W. Swiecicki, W. Pilarczyk, and W. Mikulski 36. Seventh Workshop of the EUCARPIA Festulolium Working Group-- M. Ghesquiere Part IV Implementation of phenomic and genomic tools in breeding 37. Using LIDAR for forage yield measurement of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) field plots-- K. Ghamkhar, K. Irie, M. Hagedorn, J. Hsiao, J. Fourie, S. Gebbie, C. Flay, B. Barrett, A. Stewart, and A. Werner 38. An indoor screening method for reduced fall dormancy in alfalfa-- A. Bertrand, A. Claessens, and S. Rocher 39. Application of multivariate analysis for genotype evaluation in soybean-- V. Peric, M. Srebric, A. Nikolic, and S. Mladenovic-Drinic 40. Polymorphism of soybean cultivars and breeding lines revealed by marker Satt100 associated with the E7 locus-- D. Zharikova, S. Ivanyuk, G. Chebotar, O. Korniychuk, and S. Chebotar 41. Genetic diversity assessment of two Medicago sativa genes: CAD and WXP1-- C. Greard, P. Barre, S. Flajoulot, S. Santoni, and B. Julier 42. Testing for freezing tolerance in perennial ryegrass-- A. Aleliunas, and G. Brazauskas 43. The multifunctional role of legumes in vineyards and orchards-- T. Vymyslicky, J. Lang, and D. Knotova 44. Hydroponic evaluation of growth and nutrient uptake in a Lolium/Festuca introgression series-- D. Gasior, J. Harper, A. Thomas, C. Evans, R. Mathews, D. Allen, M. Humphreys, and I. Armstead 45. Use of GBS for lucerne variety distinction-- B. Julier, P. Barre, P. Lambroni, S. Delaunay, F. Lafaillette, M. Thomasset, and V. Gensollen 46. Genome-wide and functional gene analysis of perennial ryegrass for improved growth under water limiting conditions (GrowGene)-- K. Jonaviciene, G. Statkeviciute, and A. Aleliunas 47. Genomic selection for biomass yield of perennial and annual legumes-- P. Annicchiarico, N. Nazzicari, L. Pecetti, and M. Romani.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319895772 20180611
This book includes papers presented at the 2017 Joint meeting of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section and Protein Crops Working Group of EUCARPIA-Oil and Protein Crops Section. The theme of the meeting "Breeding Grasses and Protein Crops in the Era of Genomics" has been divided into six parts: (1) Utilisation of genetic resources and pre-breeding, (2) Genetic improvement of quality and agronomic traits, (3) Breeding for enhanced stress tolerance (4) Implementation of phenomics and biometrics, (5) Development of genomic tools and bioinformatics and (6) Reports of Parallel Sessions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319895772 20180611
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viii, 291 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • 1. Defining the Territory 2. From Patio to Park 3. Taming Nature 4. Ritual and Emptiness 5. Sensory Seclusion 6. Detachment.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679252 20180611
The enclosed garden, or hortus conclusus, is a place where architecture and landscape come together. It has a long and varied history, ranging from the early paradise garden and cloister, the botanic garden and giardini segreto, the kitchen garden and as a stage for social display. The enclosed garden has continued to develop into its many modern forms: the city retreat, the redemptive garden, the deconstructed building. As awareness of climate change becomes increasingly important, the enclosed garden, which can mediate so effectively between interior and exterior, provides opportunities for sustainable design and closer contact with the natural landscape. By its nature it is ambiguous. Is it an outdoor room, or captured landscape; is it architecture or garden? Kate Baker discusses the continuing relevance of the typology of the enclosed garden to contemporary architects by exploring influential historical examples and the concepts they generate, alongside some of the best of contemporary designs - brought to life with vivid photography and detailed drawings - taken primarily from Britain, the Mediterranean, Japan and North and South America. She argues that understanding the potential of the enclosed garden requires us to think of it as both a design and an experience. Captured Landscape provides a broad range of information and design possibilities for students of architectural and landscape design, practising architects, landscape designers and horticulturalists and will also appeal to a wider audience of all those who are interested in garden design. This second edition of Captured Landscape is enriched with new case studies throughout the book. The scope has now been broadened to include an entirely new chapter concerning the urban condition, with detailed discussions on issues of ecology, sustainability, economy of means, well-being and the social pressures of contemporary city life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679252 20180611
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xii, 194 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : "The sinister touch of the poison"
  • Making chemical-agricultural landscapes
  • Creating new pests, experts, and risks
  • Spraying the airplane way
  • Toxic standards and fables
  • Regional politics, national debates, and the Ag-1 program
  • Spraying grasslands abroad
  • Conclusion : agricultural aviation at the dawn of a chemical-digital age.
An exploration of the elaborate relationship between farmers, aerial sprayers, agriculturalists, crop pests, chemicals, and the environment.--COVER.
Green Library
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Crop Improvement through Microbial Biotechnology explains how certain techniques can be used to manipulate plant growth and development, focusing on the cross-kingdom transfer of genes to incorporate novel phenotypes in plants, including the utilization of microbes at every step, from cloning and characterization, to the production of a genetically engineered plant. This book covers microbial biotechnology in sustainable agriculture, aiming to improve crop productivity under stress conditions. It includes sections on genes encoding avirulence factors of bacteria and fungi, viral coat proteins of plant viruses, chitinase from fungi, virulence factors from nematodes and mycoplasma, insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis, and herbicide tolerance enzymes from bacteria.
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  • Introduction. General Principles. Experimental Approaches and Quantitative Methods. Crop Physiological Responses to Light, Photosynthesis, and Respiration. Crop Physiological Responses to Temperature and Climatic Zones. Crop Developmental Responses to Temperature, Photoperiod, and Light Quality. Radiation and Energy Balances and Predicting Crop Water Use and Temperature. Crop Transpiration and Water Relations. Crop Adaptation to Water-Limited Environments. Hydrologic Budget of Cropping Systems, Irrigation, and Climatic Zones. Crop Responses to Flooding, Salinity, and other Limiting Soil Conditions. Interaction of Crop Responses to Pests and Abiotic Factors. Consideration of Crop Responses to Environment in Plant Breeding.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138506381 20180403
Following in the tradition of its predecessor, Crop Responses to Environment, this fully updated and more comprehensive second edition describes aspects of crop responses to environment that are particularly relevant to the development of improved crop cultivars and management methods on a global scale. It includes an extensive discussion of the difficulties in developing agricultural systems that accommodate increasing human needs for agricultural products during the twenty-first century in a sustainable manner. The book features new sections on adaptation to global climate change including adapting to global warming, elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration, and increased flooding and salinity through plant breeding and changes in crop management. Warming effects include stressful effects of heat on pollen development and reduced winter chilling effects on fruit and nut trees. The book examines principles, theories, mathematical models, and experimental observations concerning plant responses to environment that are relevant to the development of improved crop cultivars and management methods. It illustrates the importance of considering emergent plant properties as well as reductionist approaches to understanding plant function and adaptation. Plant physiological and developmental responses to light and temperature, and plant water relations are considered in detail. Dr. Hall also describes climatic zone definitions based on temperature, rainfall, and evaporative demand in relation to plant adaptation and the prediction of crop water use. Irrigation management and crop responses to salinity, flooding and toxic levels of boron and aluminum are considered. Crop responses to pests and diseases as they interact with crop responses to physical and chemical aspects of the environment are examined. The book concludes with analyses illustrating the relevance of crop responses to environment to plant breeding.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138506381 20180403
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326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: Roberto Burle Marx and the Ecological Modern Chapter 1. Constructing Culture in Brazil: Politics and the Public Landscape Chapter 2. Forest Narratives Brazilian Landscapes, April 27, 1967 Suggestions for the Preservation of National Parks, August 1967 Forest Politics and the Destruction of Forests, March 25, 1969 Forest Conservation, February 12, 1971 Chapter 3. Landscapes of the Baroque Interior Parks, Gardens, and Public Plazas, May 23, 1968 Cultural Contribution, November 28, 1968 Defense of Nature Reserves, June 27, 1969 Defense of the Landscape, August 25, 1969 Chapter 4. Large Parks, Statues, and Disfigurement Statues in Gardens, August 29, 1968 Sacrificed Landscape, January 28, 1969 Preservation of Landscape Conditions, September 17, 1970 Landscape Complex, July 7, 1973 Green Spaces, July 11, 1973 Chapter 5. The Scientific Park Current Conditions at the Botanical Garden, February 7, 1968 The Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, September 27, 1968 The Botanical Garden and Woodland Nursery, August 26, 1969 The Botanical Garden of Belo Horizonte, May 6, 1970 Chapter 6. Military Gardens Garden and Ecology, July-September 1969 Epilogue: The Counselor Acknowledgments Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315736 20180604
"Burle Marx created a new and modern grammar for international landscape design." -Lauro Cavalcanti, quoted in the New York Times "The real creator of the modern garden." -American Institute of Architects Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) is internationally known as one of the preeminent modernist landscape architects. He designed renowned public landscapes in Brazil, beginning with small plazas in Recife in the 1930s and culminating with large public parks in the early 1960s, most significantly the Parque do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro. Depositions explores a pivotal moment in Burle Marx's career-the years in which he served as a member of the Federal Cultural Council created by the military dictatorship in the mid-1960s. Despite the inherent conflict and risk in working with the military regime, Burle Marx boldly used his position to advocate for the protection of the unique Brazilian landscape, becoming a prophetic voice of caution against the regime's policies of rapid development and resource exploitation. Depositions presents the first English translation of eighteen environmental position pieces that Burle Marx wrote for the journal Cultura , a publication of the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture, from 1967 through 1973. Catherine Seavitt Nordenson introduces and contextualizes the depositions by analyzing their historical and political contexts, as well as by presenting pertinent examples of Burle Marx's earlier public projects, which enables a comprehensive reading of the texts. Addressing deforestation, the establishment of national parks, the place of commemorative sculpture, and the unique history of the Brazilian cultural landscape, Depositions offers new insight into Burle Marx's outstanding landscape oeuvre and elucidates his transition from prolific designer to prescient counselor.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315736 20180604
Green Library
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  • â 1. Organic Agriculture: Techniques to Improve Crop Production2. Recent Biotechnological Approaches to Produce Climate-ready-crops and Enhancing Crop Productivity3. Bioformulation and Fluid Bed Drying: A new approach towards an improved biofertilizer formulation4. Analysis of chlorophyll fluorescence: a reliable technique in determination of stress on plants5. The LISA and SOCRATEES (c) approach for sustainable crop and soil management.6. Integrated farming systems for sustainable agriculture7. Resource conserving technologies for enhancing resource use efficiency and crop productivity8. Biotechnological tools for Enhancing Abiotic Stress Tolerance in plant9 Bioengineering of DREB and NAC Transcription Factors for Enhancing Plant Tolerance against Abiotic Stresses10. Perspectives in high-throughput phenotyping of qualitative traits at the whole-plant level11. An Overview of QTL Identification and Marker Assisted Selection for Grain Protein Content in Wheat12. Statistical Data Analysis Tools- Software prospects for Crop Productivity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811069338 20180508
As the world population is exploding and alongside fluctuations in climate is also prevalent, there is an increasing stress on the food requirements of the population. We have an urgent necessity to produce more food in the limited agricultural land. Further, to feed 7 billion people there is a requirement of high yielding crops, without harming environment and limiting the use of unnecessary pesticide and chemical fertilizers. Therefore it has become crucial to develop agri-bio-techniques which are environment friendly and also give high crop productivity. Many countries are evaluating the utility of biotechnology and its role in addressing problems of food security and poverty. Biotechnology is the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing and production of materials by utilising biological agents. These agents are exploited to provide goods and services. Agricultural biotechnology encompasses a growing list of techniques that range from simple probes to determine a relevant gene from the complete genome to manipulating genes for a desired outcome. Many other popular methods used in the realm of agricultural technology are - gene integration, Marker-assisted breeding, Tissue culture, Gene profiling or association mapping, Metabolomics etc. The fundamental challenge facing the scientific community is how to devise innovative strategies that will bring all developed as well as developing countries into the "biological fold" and to do so in ways that will take full advantage of advances in the biological sciences to curb poverty, improve public health, and promote human development. This book contains information on eco-friendly techniques for high crop productivity and it is a myriad of different techniques and technology used to sustain productivity in crop plants. There are fewer books focusing on large-scale organic farming, molecular farming etc. Multidisciplinary research and literature is needed to deliver knowledge and products into the marketplace which fulfil these requirements. The present book is a collection of literature contributed by experts, scientists, professors, and researchers from around the world, it emphasizes work of concerned scientist and his choice of techniques used for enhancement of agricultural production. This book analyses the use of modern techniques to increase crop yields, production, and risk of hunger linked to socioeconomic scenarios.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811069338 20180508
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  • Preface 1) Introduction * Culture, landscape and forest * The urban era * Cities and trees * Cities and forests * City forests as cultural landscapes, Place and Space * The city forest defined * Contents of this book 2) The Spiritual Forest * Ancient spiritual links between forests and people * Forest and religion * Forest and myths * Modern spirituality * (Re)Creating spiritual links 3) The Forest of Fear * Primeval forest fear * Criminal forests * Nature's dangers * From fear to excitement and adventure 4) The Fruitful Forest * Subsistence forests * Appropriation of city forest use * City forests and societal development * The rise of municipal forest * The Fruitful Forest today 5) The Forest of Power * From wooded commons to elitist prestige * Military forests * City forests and democratisation * City forests and city image * City forests and environmental justice * City forest governance 6) The Great Escape * An antidote to the city * Recreate and enjoy * Window to the world * New ways of escaping * Different people, different escapes * Escape from city rule 7) A Work of Art * City forests as source of inspiration * Designed landscapes * Settings for art * Art, forests and community 8) The Wild Side of Town * City forests and nature conservation * Nature is in the eye of the beholder * The quest for urban wilderness * Working with nature * Native versus alien 9) The Healthy Forest * Views on nature and health * City forests and physical health * City forests and mental health and wellbeing * The Healthy Forest in practice 10) The Forest of Learning * City forests as testing grounds * International inspiration * Demonstrating forestry to the public * Forests and landscape laboratories 11) The Youthful Forest * Children and nature * Forests as settings for play and adventure * Forests as nearby nature * Forests for children's education 12) The Social Forest * From wooded commons to forests for all * Social forests for mass use * City forests as social stages * City forests and place making * Building social cohesion and community identity 13) A Forest of Diversity * Diversity in city forests over time * Changing fashions * A growing diversity in forest users and preferences * Managing for diversity 14) A Forest of Conflict * Urban development conflicts * Conflicts over forest management * Recreational conflicts * A range of opinions and interests * Managing conflicts and creating new opportunities 15) A Forest for the Future * City forests in the Anthropocene * City forests as part of green infrastructure and urban landscapes * City forests and our place in nature * Governance, design and management * Final thoughts Literature Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319750750 20180508
Amsterdamse Bos, Bois de Boulognes, Epping Forest, Hong Kong's country parks, Stanley Park: throughout history cities across the world have developed close relationships with nearby woodland areas. In some cases, cities have even developed - and in some cases are promoting - a distinct `forest identity'. This book introduces the rich heritage of these city forests as cultural landscapes, and shows that cities and forests can be mutually beneficial. Essential reading for students and researchers interested in urban sustainability and urban forestry, this book also has much wider appeal. For with city forests playing an increasingly important role in local government sustainability programs, it provides an important reference for those involved in urban planning and decision making, public affairs and administration, and even public health. From providers of livelihoods to healthy recreational environments, and from places of inspiration and learning to a source of conflict, the book presents examples of city forests from around the world. These cases clearly illustrate how the social and cultural development of towns and forests has often gone hand in hand. They also reveal how better understanding of city forests as distinct cultural and social phenomena can help to strengthen synergies both between cities and forests, and between urban society and nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319750750 20180508
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222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Green Library
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xxxvi, 617 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
  • Introduction Wilhelmina F. Jashemski, Kathryn L. Gleason, Kim J. Hartswick, and Amina-Aicha Malek-- Part I. The Main Types of Gardens: 1. The garden in the domus Eric Morvillez-- 2. The Roman villa garden: actuality, ideology, and memory Kim J. Hartswick-- 3. The archaeology of gardens in the Roman villa: gardens of allusion and production Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis-- 4. Produce gardens: kitchen gardens, vineyards, orchards, and commercial flower gardens Wilhelmina F. Jashemski-- 5. Temple gardens and sacred groves Maureen Carroll-- 6. Gardens in baths and palaestras Janet DeLaine-- 7. Gardens in gymnasia, schools, and scholae Maureen Carroll-- 8. Roman tomb gardens John Bodel-- Part II. The Experience of Gardens as Revealed by Literature and Art: 9. Greek literary evidence for Roman gardens and those of late antiquity Antony R. Littlewood-- 10. Representations of gardens in Roman literature K. Sara Myers-- 11. Frescoes in Roman gardens: painted worlds Bettina Bergmann-- 12. Mosaics and nature in the Roman domus: cultural allusions Amina-Aicha Malek-- 13. Sculpture in ancient Roman gardens Kim J. Hartswick-- Part III. Making the Garden: 14. Constructing the ancient Roman garden Kathryn L. Gleason and Michele A. Palmer-- 15. Water and water technology in Roman gardens Gemma Jansen-- 16. Gardening practices and techniques Wilhelmina F. Jashemski-- 17. Plants of the Roman garden Wilhelmina F. Jashemski, Kathryn L. Gleason and Michael Herchenbach-- 18. Conclusions: new perspectives on the Roman garden and its archaeology Kathryn L. Gleason, Kim J. Hartswick, Amina-Aicha Malek and Michele A. Palmer.
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In Gardens of the Roman Empire, the pioneering archaeologist Wilhelmina F. Jashemski sets out to examine the role of ancient Roman gardens in daily life throughout the empire. This study, therefore, includes for the first time, archaeological, literary, and artistic evidence about ancient Roman gardens across the entire Roman Empire from Britain to Arabia. Through well-illustrated essays by leading scholars in the field, various types of gardens are examined, from how Romans actually created their gardens to the experience of gardens as revealed in literature and art. Demonstrating the central role and value of gardens in Roman civilization, Jashemski and a distinguished, international team of contributors have created a landmark reference work that will serve as the foundation for future scholarship on this topic. An accompanying digital catalogue will be made available at: www.gardensoftheromanempire.org.
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47 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 21 x 23 cm
When Thorney Island on the north bank of the Thames was chosen, in the tenth century, as the site of a Benedictine monastery, it was not only for the proximity to water for fish and transport, but also for its fertile land. Benedictine monks were gardeners and the infirmarer's garden, now College Garden, is believed to be the oldest in England. Following the dissolution, the various abbey gardens no longer retained their individual roles, but they were still used and enjoyed by the resident clergy and the pupils of Westminster School. This personal guide to the gardens, by Head Gardener Jan Pancheri, focuses on those gardens that the visitor will see as they walk towards and through the cloisters, recounts their history, and discusses her planting philosophy, the challenges of the different garden spaces, and her favourite shrubs and flowers. The guide is beautifully illustrated with Jan's own artwork and a selection of exquisite photographs.
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