Soil Health Restoration and Management

Meeting the food requirements of an ever-increasing population is a pressing challenge for every country around the globe. Soil degradation has a negative impact on food security by reducing the cultivated land areas, while at the same time the world population is predicted to increase to 9.2 billion in 2050. Soil degradation adversely affects soil […]

Introduction to Mammalian Reproduction

Introduction to Mammalian Reproduction is a welcome contribution to the fields of gametogenesis, gamete transport, fertilization, and reproduction technologies. Key topics covered include: *formation and maturation of male gametes; *morphology and physiology of female gametes; *how the sperm meets the egg; *sperm-egg fusion, egg activation, and implantation of fertilized egg; *assisted reproduction and environmental chemicals […]

The Soil Resource: Origin and Behavior

change is simply described by the rate of income and rate of loss. Our home’s energy budget, our firm’s inventory, our nation’s debt, and humanity’s numbers all have accounts that change at rates that are equal to the inputs minus the outputs. Jenny’s “system view” of the soil was carried into the fertile fields of […]

Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Technology and Applications

Comprehensive and timely, Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Technology and Applications provides the most up to date information on the various edible mushrooms on the market. Compiling knowledge on their production, application and nutritional effects, chapters are dedicated to the cultivation of major species such as Agaricus bisporus, Pleurotus ostreatus, Agaricus subrufescens, Lentinula edodes, Ganoderma lucidum […]

Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition provides thorough, yet concise descriptions of viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic and noninfectious diseases in an exhaustive number of fish species. Now in full color with over 500 images, the book is designed as a comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of both common and rare problems encountered […]

Perspectives in World Food and Agriculture 2004

The second volume in a series designed to keep the agricultural leaders of today and tomorrow in both industry and academe abreast of the latest, most up-to-date information concerning global agriculture. Aimed at faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in colleges of agriculture, policy makers, government and industry scientists, public libraries, farmers and agribusiness operators, this […]

Science for Agriculture: A Long-Term Perspective

Science for Agriculture was the first thorough quantitative and analytical treatment of the history of the U.S. agricultural research system and as such has served as the foundation for research over the 10 years since its publication. The benefits from public and private investment in agricultural research are immense and should be understood by every […]