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Seeds for the Future
The Impact of Genetically Modified Crops on the Environment
Jennifer A. Thomson
Plants have long been genetically modified through crossbreeding and other basic agricultural techniques to make crops more resilient, nutritious, and profitable. In recent decades, however, advances in genetic engineering—including the ability to...



Organic Agriculture
A Global Perspective
With global revenue surpassing twenty-five billion dollars annually, organic agriculture is a highly visible and rapidly growing component of agricultural production. In Organic Agriculture: A Global Perspective, Paul Kristiansen, Acram Taji, and John...



Global Biopiracy
Patents, Plants, and Indigenous Knowledge
Ikechi Mgbeoji
"Biopiracy raises serious issues pertaining to the conservation of biological diversity and genetic resources in agriculture, the integrity of plant life forms, a just international economic order, and development. Since the emergence of the...



The Audubon Society Guide to Attracting Birds
Creating Natural Habitats for Properties Large and Small
Stephen W. Kress
A practical, comprehensive, and thoroughly illustrated guide to attracting birds to any property.



Armored Scale Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs (Hemiptera: Diaspididae)
Douglass R. Miller, John A. Davidson
Armored scale insects are among the most damaging and least understood of the pests that prey on forest trees, fruit and nut crops, landscape ornamentals, and greenhouse plants. The passage of U.S. plant quarantine laws was prompted by devastation...



Diseases of Trees and Shrubs
Wayne Sinclair, Howard H. Lyon
Praise for the First Edition: Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Division Award Winner (Life Sciences) "One of the ten best horticultural books of the century."—The Washington Post "Diseases of Trees and Shrubs is by far...



Ecological Engineering for Pest Management
Advances in Habitat Manipulation for Arthropods
Ecological engineering is the process of manipulating farm habitats for the purposes of maintaining or increasing food production, restoring wetlands and other ecosystems, and conserving resources such as water and fertile soil. This book focuses on...



Green Desire
Imagining Early Modern English Gardens
Rebecca W. Bushnell
For Rebecca Bushnell, English gardening books tell a fascinating tale of the human love for plants and our will to make them do as we wish. These books powerfully evoke the desires of gardeners: they show us gardeners who, like poets, imagine not just...



Biology of the Plant Bugs (Hemiptera: Miridae)
Pests, Predators, Opportunists
Alfred G. Wheeler
Plant bugs—Miridae, the largest family of the Heteroptera, or true bugs—are globally important pests of crops such as alfalfa, apple, cocoa, cotton, sorghum, and tea. Some also are predators of crop pests and have been used successfully in biological...



Muenscher's Keys to Woody Plants
An Expanded Guide to Native and Cultivated Species
Edward A. Cope
This major expansion and revision of W. C. Muenscher's popular reference work brings a wealth of botanical knowledge up to date in an easy-to-access format. Muenscher's Keys to Woody Plants enables its users to identify trees and shrubs in all seasons...



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