Taylor & Francis (USA)

Taylor & Francis (USA)

12 Books found

Books

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future

    Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future

    Understand sustainable development from economic, ecological, and social perspectivesAs world population continues to increase, the need grows for a safe, sustainable supply of food. Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability: Considerations for the Future provides the latest research results and vital information on the process of producing an enduring food supply that is healthy for consumers and does not harm the environment. In

  • Ecological Basis of Agroforestry

    Ecological Basis of Agroforestry

    Faced with the growing problems of climate change, ecosystem degradation, declining agricultural productivity, and uncertain food security, modern agricultural scientists look for potential relief in an ancient practice. Agroforestry, if properly designed, can mitigate greenhouse effects, maintain ecosystem health and biodiversity, provide food security, and reduce poverty. Poorly implemented agroforestry, however, can not only exacerbate ...

  • Rainbows in Washtubs: Diagnostic Mysteries in Agromedicine

    Rainbows in Washtubs: Diagnostic Mysteries in Agromedicine

    Real-life agromedical discoveries previously only available in scientific journals and books This entertaining and enlightening collection of true-life agromedical “,detective stories”, demonstrates innovative problem-solving in places as diverse as a desert farm in the Nile delta and a sharecropper&rsquo,s cabin in South Carolina. From a schoolyard outbreak of pulmonary histoplasmosis in Michigan to a young farmer&rsquo,s wife&rsquo,s ...

  • Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

    Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

    What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design elements into a new paradigm for environmental restoration and the renewal of urban and cultural sites.This is the first resource in the field to examine ...

  • Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

    Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

    A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, researchers, and industry professionals for better quality, hardier grasses. The mounting collection of research into new species, modern ...

  • Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries

    Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries

    The core of a multibillion dollar sport fishing industry, tarpon and bonefish, two of the earth’s oldest creatures, are experiencing obvious and precipitous population decline. Experienced anglers in the Florida Keys suggest a drop of approximately 90-95 percent for the bonefish population over the last 65 years. Despite the economic value of the industry and scientific value of these ancient fish, very little information is available about ...

  • Conservation Tillage Systems and Water Productivity: Implications for Smallholder Farmers in Semi-Arid Ethiopia

    Conservation Tillage Systems and Water Productivity: Implications for Smallholder Farmers in Semi-Arid Ethiopia

    Conservation tillage systems solve the problem of land degradation and declining water productivity. However, direct application of such tillage systems has not been possible among resource-poor, smallholder farmers in semi-arid areas of Ethiopia. This book considers traditional tillage systems and discusses the results of evaluations carried out on appropriate conservation tillage implements and systems for smallholder farmers in semi-arid ...

  • GIS Applications in Agriculture

    GIS Applications in Agriculture

    The increased efficiency and profitability that the proper application of technology can provide has made precision agriculture the hottest developing area within traditional agriculture. The first single-source volume to cover GIS applications in agronomy, GIS Applications in Agriculture examines ways that this powerful technology can help farmers produce a greater abundance of crops with more efficiency and at lower costs. Each chapter ...

  • Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management

    Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management

    With the increased use of alternative irrigation water sources on turfgrass and landscape sites, their management is becoming more complex and systems-oriented. This book provides a comprehensive, science-based understanding of irrigation water quality. The text confronts each challenge associated with various water sources over the whole spectrum, from initial source to delivery system. Various management practices address specific types of ...

  • Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

    Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

    Clean and environmentally sound disposal of animal waste in the quantities that Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) produce can only be described as a challenge. Designed to provide practical information, Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) covers the concepts and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of CAFOs, paying particular attention to regulatory requirements and compliance ...

  • Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies

    Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies

    Nature is the world's foremost designer. With billions of years of experience and boasting the most extensive laboratory available, it conducts research in every branch of engineering and science. Nature's designs and capabilities have always inspired technology, from the use of tongs and tweezers to genetic algorithms and autonomous legged robots. Taking a systems perspective rather than focusing narrowly on materials or chemistry aspects, ...

  • Handbook of Environmental Health, Fourth Edition, Volume II: Pollutant Interactions in Air, Water, and Soil

    Handbook of Environmental Health, Fourth Edition, Volume II: Pollutant Interactions in Air, Water, and Soil

    The Handbook of Environmental Health is a must for the reference library of anyone with environmental concerns. Written by experts in the field and co-published by the National Environmental Health Association, this volume continues to be a valuable college textbook and major information resource on environmental issues.The two-volume Handbook of Environmental Health has been a standard reference for over 23 years. Completely revised and ...