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Agroecology
     

Agroecology

by C. Ronald Carroll, John Vandermeer, Peter Rosset, John H. Vandermeer, Peter M. Rosset
 
In Agroecology,experts from diverse disciplines define the basic concepts,research methodologies,sociopolitical aspects,and future directions of this rapidly developing field. This unique multidisciplinary review shows how researchers can learn to: develop cost-effective,environmentally sound agricultural practices; prevent the further degradation of such

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In Agroecology,experts from diverse disciplines define the basic concepts,research methodologies,sociopolitical aspects,and future directions of this rapidly developing field. This unique multidisciplinary review shows how researchers can learn to: develop cost-effective,environmentally sound agricultural practices; prevent the further degradation of such resources as water,land and fossil fuels; create inexpensive agricultural technology for developing countries; deal effectively with social,cultural,and political obstacles to the development of a more productive world agriculture. With today's intense concern over hunger and environmental degradation,Agroecology is essential reading for researchers working in agronomy,horticulture,ecology,botany,rural sociology,agricultural economics,and related disciplines.

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Emerging from the disciplines of agriculture, ecology, anthropology and rural sociology, agroecology has evolved due to a worldwide increase in farm production along with growing concerns about the environment. In 23 essays, specialists examine such issues as world hunger and population, plant domestication, the ecological impact of modern agriculture, the effects of ocean currents, and energy resources. The range of topics is calculated to provide an overview of the field, offer an introduction to main currents of thought, and engender a critical attitude with regard to both the scientific and the sociopolitical aspects of the field. For students and researchers in agriculture and ecology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070529236
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill School Education Group
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Series:
Biological Resources Management Series
Pages:
641
Product dimensions:
6.53(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.04(d)

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