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A Handbook of Gravity-Flow Water Systems
by Thomas Jordan

Originally written for the construction of gravity-flow drinking water systems in Nepal, this book is equally applicable for other locations around the world. Organized for quick reference, it is quickly and easily understood.

Publisher: Practical Action Publishing Pub. Date: December 1984 ISBN-13: 9780946688500 250pp Edition Description: Revised Edition Number: 2

094668850
Price: $29.95

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A Study of Insects
A basic introductory guide to the collection, identification, and study of insects and other arthropods.

Publication Number: 2949 Author: Paul C. Baker Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: Rev. 1977 Length: 40 pp.

093187686
Price: $3.50

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Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants
Author: Laurance R. Costello

This manual contains a wealth of information to help you diagnose abiotic disorders in landscape plants – disorders caused by environmental, physiological or other nonbiological factors.

You’ll learn how to diagnose injury symptoms from over 20 different abiotic agents including water deficit, nutrient deficiencies, salinity, pH, sunburn, air pollution, herbicide and other chemical phytotoxicities, mechanical injuries, lightning, wind, and hail. You’ll also learn how to develop a step-by-step diagnostic strategy.

Included are strategies, techniques, and tools you can use in diagnosing plant problems, common injury symptoms and their abiotic causes, and plant traits that can resemble abiotic disorders.

Illustrated with 319 color photographs and 38 tables, this book is a "must-have" for the library of every landscape professional.

Publication Number: 3420 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-58-7 Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 242 pp.

187990658
Price: $35.00

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Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari
by Mark W. Moffett

"Mark Moffett has been described as 'the Jane Goodall of ants.' Certainly Adventures among Ants, with its detailed account of his fieldwork, makes an invaluable contribution to our scientific knowledge of these creatures. But it does more. It is so well written and captures his excitement so wonderfully that it will bring this wealth of information to a far wider audience. I was fascinated by ants when I was a child—how I wish this book had been available to me then!"—Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace

"Mark Moffett is in the front rank of present-day explorer naturalists. He has been in many of the most remote parts of the world, and has thorough scientific knowledge of his subject. His photographs are superb, the best ever taken."—Edward O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Future of Life and The Ants

"Mark Moffett's Adventures among Ants is a complete celebration of the fascinations of ants that is accessible to the general reader. Happily the book has much to offer professional biologists too. Here academics can acquire novel perspectives on issues associated with ant social biology, ranging from the foraging tactics of army ants to the evolution of the extraordinary invasive ant species now conquering the Northern Hemisphere to the utility of the term 'superorganism.' Admire the photographs but do not neglect the text."—John Alcock, author of Animal Behavior

Pub. Date: May 2010 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Hardcover, 288pp
052026199

Price: $29.95

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Agricultural Sustainability

Collaboratively written by top international experts and established scientists in various fields of agricultural research, this book focuses on the state of food production and sustainability; the problems with degradation of valuable sources of land, water, and air and their effects on food crops; the increasing demand of food resources; and the challenges of food security worldwide. The book provides cutting edge scientific tools and methods of research as well as solid background information that is accessible for those who have a strong interest in agricultural research and development and want to learn more on the challenges facing the global agricultural production systems.

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780124045606
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

012404560
Price: $79.95

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Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California (2nd Edition)
Agritourism has emerged as a viable financial option for many farms and ranches. Since the publication of the first edition of Agritourism and Nature Tourism, the landscape has changed as counties and local governments incorporate agritourism into their local plans. This new edition builds on the concepts of the first, and adds updated information on regulations, risk management, and new marketing trends.

What’s new in the 2nd edition?

• Coverage of recent changes to the county, state and federal policies that impact agritourism
• An expanded marketing chapter including information on social media marketing
• An extensive listing of California agricultural marketing organizations
• An expanded chapter on risk management
• New agritourism contacts and links

As with the first edition you’ll find easy-to-use worksheets and activities that will walk you through the steps needed to determine if agritourism is for you. You’ll create business and marketing plans that can make your operation a success.

Chapters include:

Consider the Possibilities
Evaluating Your Resources: Is Tourism for You?
Creating Your Business Plan
Understanding and Navigating Regulations
Developing Your Risk Management Plan
Designing Your Marketing Strategy
Resources for Success


From farm stays and bed and breakfasts to U-pick orchards and farm stands, cooking classes to wine and olive oil tastings, the ever popular corn maze to school trips—agritourism is maturing and growing. The possibilities are still as endless as your imagination.

Workshop attendees raved about the first edition as a resource for tourist business planning. One participant from a workshop in Paso Robles said, "Chapter Two on 'Assessing Your Potential' really helped my husband and me refine our vision and get started. It made us aware of ALL the components that must be addressed." Another participant from a workshop in Reedley says, "I used the information in the manual to prepare my expansion and my plan to meet with county staff, before I submit an application."

Publication Number: 3484
Author: HOLLY GEORGE, ELLIE RILLA
Inventory Type: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-742-4
Copyright Date: 2011
Length: 151 pp

160107742
Price: $25.00

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Agronomy and Economy of Black Pepper and Cardamom
by K.P. Prabhakaran Nair

Known as the "King" of spices, black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) and the "Queen" of spices, cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum M.), both perennial crops of the tropics, are the most important and most widely sought after spice crops of the world. They both have many uses, for example, both are used as flavourings and as a medicine.

This book provides a comprehensive review of these two very important spice crops, covering origin, history, geographical distribution, production, economy and their uses.

Discusses the two major spices of great economic value to the developing world

The author is an eminent scientist who has won numerous awards for his work in this area

Pub. Date: July 2011 Publisher: Elsevier Science Format: Hardcover , 380pp
012391865

Price: $140.00

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ANR #2149 RICE PRODUCTION
ANR #2149 RICE PRODUCTION
093187661
Price: $5.00

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Aquatic and Riparian Weeds of the West
Author: J. Ditomaso

This is the first comprehensive identification manual for aquatic and riparian weeds west of the Rocky Mountains. This practical, easy-to-use guide covers 171 aquatic plant species -- consisting of 58 plant groups, including a full description of 82 species and another 96 plants compared as similar species, representing 42 plant families.

Lavishly illustrated with over 560 photographs and weighing in at 442 pages, this is a “must-have" reference and field manual for weed control specialists, land managers, water system managers, rice growers, golf course superintendents, and landscape professionals. Anyone interested in learning more about identification of important weeds of aquatic and riparian systems should make room on their bookshelf for this new guide.

In addition to the individual description of species or related species, the text also contains:

·17 shortcut identification tables to groups that share similar, unusual, or relatively uncommon characteristics
·keys to floating-leaved and submerged aquatic weeds, pondweeds, and grasses or grass-like species
·comparison tables for difficult to identify groups
·bibliography of pertinent literature
·appendix of federally listed noxious weeds in aquatic habitats
·indices to common and scientific names and synonyms

This guide’s user-friendly combination of color photos, text descriptions, keys, tables, and a glossary will increase the accuracy and speed of identification in the field.

Publication Number: 3421 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-59-4 Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 442 pp.
187990659

Price: $40.00

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BERK FOOD PROCESS ENGINEE
BERK FOOD PROCESS ENGINEE
012415923
Price: $149.95

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