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General Ecology 2ed.

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The first edition of Krohne's GENERAL ECOLOGY is known and respected as one of the best texts available for mathematical modeling in the general ecology course. Accessible and well-balanced in its treatment of populations, communities, and ecosystems, the book has exceptionally strong coverage of evolutionary ecology. The second edition maintains its focus on making the subject accessible to undergraduate students without trivializing the concepts, and has been thoroughly checked for accuracy. With a completely new design to enhance its visual appeal, the art has been elevated to the same high standard as the text.

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0534375286

Microbial Ecology

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The leading text since its first edition, the Fourth Edition retains its comprehensiveness, covering both the principles of microbial ecology and the biotechnology applications critical to the field. The authors, both well-known and respected scientists, have extensively updated the Fourth Edition to incorporate the latest research and literature sources as well as new and expanded coverage of hot topics such as biofilms, thermal vent communities, extreme habitats, starvation response, molecular methods for studying microbial ecology, microbial diversity, biodegradation, and bioremediation.

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0805306552

Principles of Ecology in Plant Production (Modular Texts) 2ed.

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Production of food fiber and fuel is vital for humanity, and as the world population continues to rise, demands on these resources is ever increasing. In a context of growing worldwide concern about sustainability and environmental impacts of cropland, grassland and forestry practices, this textbook provides an introduction to the processes that define the ecology and environment of plant production. Core principles are examined such as soil-plant relationships, genetic manipulation and diversity, yield and water requirements, as well as physical factors such as solar radiation, temperature and weather. This edition is fully updated with new chapters on climate change and biofuels.

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184593654X
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2010-11-11

The Political Ecology of Bananas

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This study of banana contract farming in the Eastern Caribbean explores the forces that shape contract-farming enterprises everywhere—capital, the state, and the environment. Employing the increasingly popular framework of political ecology, which highlights the dynamic linkages between political-economic forces and human-environment relationships, Lawrence Grossman provides a new perspective on the history and contemporary trajectory of the Windward Islands banana industry. He reveals in rich detail the myriad impacts of banana production on the peasant laborers of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Grossman challenges the conventional wisdom on three interrelated issues central to contract farming and political ecology. First, he analyzes the process of deskilling and the associated significance of control by capital and the state over peasant labor. Second, he investigates the impacts of contract farming for export on domestic food production and food import dependency. And third, he examines the often misunderstood problem of pesticide misuse. Grossman's findings lead to a reconsideration of broader debates concerning the relevance of research on industrial restructuring and globalization for the analysis of agrarian change. Most important, his work emphasizes that we must pay greater attention to the fundamental significance of the "environmental rootedness" of agriculture in studies of political ecology and contract farming.

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9766400598
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1997-12-31
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