Rendering Books

  • Methodological Workshop on the Management of Tuna Fishing Capacity. Stock status, data envelopment analysis, industry surveys and management options.

    Series: FAO Fisheries ProceedingsThe purpose of the workshop, organized in collaboration with tuna agencies and programmes, was to develop quantitative methods to determine the desired magnitude of or desired change to fishing capacity on the basis of the status of stocks. The outcome of the workshop will be relevant for the work of these ...

  • Goose production (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThis publication is a guide to sustainable domestic goose production. Geese have a number of inherent advantages: they can consume and digest large amounts of high fibre and low-quality feed; they are easy to manage; and their rapid growth renders them one of the most efficient sources for meat ...

  • green space, green time

    In a provocative book that is sure to be controversial, Connie Barlow puts forth a compelling case for breaching the barrier between science and religion-in effect, for a reunification of knowledge and meaning. Evolutionary biology, rendered as an Epic of Evolution, provides a powerful origin story appropriate for our times. Conservation biology, ...

  • Virus-Resistant Transgenic Plants: Potential Ecological Impact

    The introduction of novel genes into plants by genetic transformation holds great promise for plant breeding, and many crop species have been rendered virus-resistant by expression of viral sequences. However, it is essential to also evaluate the potential risks associated with this new technology. Among the types of genetically modified plants ...

  • New Visions of Nature

    'New Visions of Nature' focuses on the emergence of these new visions of complex nature in three domains. The first selection of essays reflects public visions of nature, that is, nature as it is experienced, encountered, and instrumentalized by diverse publics. The second selection zooms in on micro nature and explores the world of contemporary ...

  • Globalization and Urban Implosion

    In the past twenty years, globalization has rendered many economic and social urban functions obsolete. Large cities face a form of implosion, which necessitates a rethinking of both contents and containers. This book will mainly concentrate on the latter aspect. Thus, the need to replace old functions with new ones is clear, especially within ...

  • Sustainable Forest Management

    There is a strong movement towards uneven-aged forest management based on the idea that such stands increase or at least maintain soil fertility, increase biodiversity, and improve stand resilience. This shift in forest management practice renders existing yield tables increasingly unreliable. Among potential alternatives are tree growth models, ...

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