The Faculty of Agriculture
eBooks for the Fac. of Agriculture
This book covers the high relevance of fungi for agriculture and offers a comprehensive review of the latest achievements and developments.
Covers events and developments, from the origins of plant cultivation and animal husbandry, in different parts of the world to innovations in techniques, the development of modern farming equipment, the introduction of chemical fertilizers, and experiments in the genetic engineering of food plants and animals.
Profiles jobs in the agricultural industry such as Beekeepers, Farmers, Food Technologists, Range Managers, and more.
Discusses all aspects of animal cloning, including the scientific, ethical, and legal issues.
Provides anatomical illustrations of the external and internal anatomy of organisms ranging from amoebas, dolphins, and ferns to giraffes, lobsters, and humans. Includes articles on particular organisms, major organ systems and other broad topics. Stresses the interrelationship between organ systems and the ways in which the structures of particular organisms can be studied and compared.
This book provides essential information on the use of different medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites for the treatment of various fungal diseases affecting human beings, animals and plants. It illustrates the use of plants and plant-derived products to combat fungal diseases, and describes their usage in traditional systems such as Ayurveda.
This book focuses on the role of beneficial bacteria in crop growth, increased nutrient uptake and mobilization, and defense against phytopathogens. Diverse groups of agricultural crops and medicinal plants are described as well as PGPR-mediated bioremediation leading to food security.
This book discusses applications of biotechnology in plant breeding. It covers key topics such as biometry applied to molecular analysis of genetic diversity and genetically modified plants, and goes beyond recombinant DNA technology to bring together key information and references on new biotech tools for cultivar development.
Learn how farmers care for chickens and what benefits we get from these little farm animals.
Discover how farmers care for cows and what benefits we get from these large farm animals.
Presents the development of DSS for managing agricultural and environmental systems, focusing on the exposition of innovative methodologies, from web-mobile systems to artificial intelligence and knowledge-based DSS, as well as their applications in every aspect from harvest planning to international food production and land management.
Learn how to care for ducks and the benefits we get from these little farm animals.
Provides critical research and knowledge on electronic agriculture and e-government development experiences from around the world.
Rrovides historical perspectives, portrays science as a human endeavor, and gives insight into the process of scientific inquiry by incorporating biographical profiles of people who have contributed significantly to the development of the life sciences.
Chronicles the complete evolutionary history of insects: their living diversity, relationships and 400 million years of fossils. Covers both living and extinct species. For professional entomologists and students, insect and fossil collectors, and naturalists.
Covers the different aspects of farming through the ages including the equipment, domestic animals, crops, and the future of farming.
Provides readers with an overview of various careers available in the fields of food, agriculture, and natural resources for those with an associate's degree, comparable certification, and work/life experience.
This book covers reverse and forward genetics, functional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, the movement at distance of effectors and structural biology, showing how such technologies influence the plant field in the selection of plant varieties and plant breeding, selection of optimum agronomic traits, stress-resistant varieties, improvement of plant fitness, improving crop yield, and non-food applications in the knowledge based bio-economy.
Shows step-by-step techniques for tackling every aspect of garden design from planning and planting to simple construction projects.
Shows how to grow simple fruits and vegetables quickly, featuring a list of the best plants to buy for every situation.
This book presents interdisciplinary articles describing how genomics improves our capacity to characterize and harness natural and artificially induced variation in order to boost crop productivity and provide consumers with high-quality food.
This comprehensive cookbook offers 150 recipes and step-by-step preparation techniques for using ancient grains such as spelt, quinoa, buckwheat, faro, polenta, and more.
A practical guide to organic gardening that explains and illustrates all the key principles and techniques needed to grow a garden the natural way.
Learn how farmers care for horses and what benefits we get from these large farm animals.
Describes how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. Includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels.
Explores the issue of organic food and farming by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.
Examines the issues surrounding organic foods and provides an overview of the topic.
Features how to grow delicious, organic healthy produce and beautiful plants, while turning your garden into a chemical-free haven for children, pets, and wildlife.
Introduces the fundamentals of plant sciences, such as cells, transportation and photosynthesis, and also examines related fields, such as agribusiness, conservation and ethnobotany. Fully illustrated with margin definitions, timelines and sidebars throughout. Academic and general interest. 4 volumes.
This edition updates and revises many details of the previous edition. Includes updated references and increased focus on molecular biology, transgenic resistance, aphid transmission, and new, cutting-edge topics.
Provides insights on the major factors favoring disease emergence, such as genetic change in pathogen and host populations and changes in host ecology and environment. The book also examines socioeconomic implications of widespread plant viral agents.
Learn how farmers care for rabbits and what benefits we get from these small farm animals.
Provides instructions on how to prepare manuscripts for high-quality journals. Also includes tips on how to deal with journals and what to do when a paper is rejected.
Text promotes children's curiosity while building important science content knowledge. The interaction of text and photos supports and engages readers as they learn about the wonderful world around them. This book focuses on seeds, bees, and pollen.
Learn how farmers care for sheep and the benefits we get from these farm animals.
Aimed at readers who have little space to garden, this guide features ideas for making use of a range of small growing spaces, such as doorsteps, balconies, and walls.
Illustrates both theoretical and practical aspects of soil improvement with frequent references to several land reclamation and soil improvement projects in Asia. Consolidation theories and numerical methods involving vertical drains are presented, and selection of appropriate design parameters for soil improvement using prefabricated vertical drains is discussed.
Explains in detail the history, production techniques, and nutritional and medicinal properties of turmeric, which has been used as a medicine, condiment, and dye since at least 600 B.C., and ginger, which has been used extensively throughout history for medicinal purposes.
A complete illustrated guide to planning, growing, storing and preserving your own garden produce.
Provides access to essential information on plant hosts and on symptoms. New and updated material includes: significant taxonomic changes in fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes; recently discovered diseases and new hosts for previously known plant-pathogens; changes in chemicals and pesticides and changes in regulations governing their use; integrated pest management and biological control.