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  • Animal Drugs and Human Health

    By Lester M. Crawford

    Our Price: $240.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781566761024
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: January 1994
    The presence of drug and chemical residues in food products from animal sources is both a public health problem and a consumer concern. This is the first book to examine and analyze this problem in a scientific, non-partisan way. The twelve contributing authors are all recognized authorities on this topics. An important resource for food scientists and analysts working with meat food products.
  • Applied Fish Pharmacology

    By K. M. Treves-Brown

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048140145
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: March 2000
    As aquaculture continues to expand there is a need for greater knowledge of medicinal treatments both for the prevention and treatment of disease and for the economic husbandry of fish. This book, the first of its kind, is written for a worldwide readership. It is a reference manual for anyone involved in the selection of medicines for administration to fish. It will also be useful to administrators concerned with the legal control of aquaculture. The first part covers issues which affect all medicine's methods of administering drugs to fish, the various aspects of safety and the relevant legislation in countries with important aquacultural industries. Subsequent parts review the range of available medicinal substances and present current knowledge of the pharmacology and methods of use for each. Particular attention is given to safety issues - for the fish, for the person administering the medicine, for the consumer of medicated fish and for the environment.
  • Centrifugal Pump User's Guidebook: Problems and Solutions

    By Shmariahu Yedidiah

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781461285168
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: September 2011
    Specifically for the pump user, this book concentrates on the identification and solution of problems associated with existing centrifugal pumps. It gives specific examples on how to modify pump performance for increased efficiency and better quality control, which turn into long-term cost savings. Some basic theory is included to give the reader greater understanding of the problems being encountered and attacked.
  • Chemical Ecology of Insects

    By Ring T. Carde

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780412039614
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: March 1995
  • Factors Affecting Calf Crop : Biotechnol

    By Michael J. ( Fields

    Our Price: $230.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780849311178
    • Publisher: CRC PRESS INC
    • Published: November 2001
    Contributors in animal sciences, hormone research, and biotechnology summarize knowledge on current and emerging biotechnologies impacting the management of reproduction in the beef calf crop, particularly in the subtropics. Methods are discussed for cloning, sequencing the bovine genome, marker-assisted selection, and ultrasound sexing of fetuses. Other topics include tools for detection of bovine estrus, the use of prostaglandin F2a in cattle breeding, the freezing, thawing, and transfer of cattle embryos, embryo transfer in tropically adapted cattle in the semitropics, and alternative methods to micromanipulation for producing transgenic cattle. Fields teaches animal physiology at the University of Florida's Institutes of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Flora Europaea

    By T. G. Tutin

    Our Price: $227.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521154062
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: August 2010
  • Greenhouse Operation and Management

    By Paul V. Nelson

    Our Price: $239.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780132439367
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall
    • Published: May 2011
    Based on the author's life-long practical experiences both in the industry and in research, this best-selling, state-of-the-art guide to the operation of commercial flower and vegetable greenhouses presents coverage in the order in which decision-making concerns occur for a person entering the greenhouse business. Exceptionally comprehensive –yet accessible– GREENHOUSE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT, 7/e provides detailed, step-by-step instructions in layman's terms for ALL aspects of the business–from the physical facilities, to the day-to-day operations, to business management and marketing.
  • Honeybees of Africa

    By H. Randall Hepburn

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783642083891
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: June 1998
    A comprehensive review of the honeybees of Africa on a subspecies as well as by country basis. Includes an updated multivariate analysis of the subspecies based on the merger of the Ruttner database (Oberursel) and that of Hepburn & Radloff (Grahamstown) for nearly 20,000 bees. Special emphasis is placed on natural zones of hybridisation and introgression of different populations; seasonal cycles of development in different ecological-climatological zones of the continent; swarming, migration and absconding; and an analysis of the bee flora of the continent. The text is supplemented by tables containing quantitative data on all aspects of honeybee biology, and by continental and regional maps.
  • Host-Plant Selection by Phytophagous Insects

    By Elizabeth A. Bernays

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780412031311
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: January 1994
  • Inshore Fisheries Management

    By David Symes

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048158744
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: February 2002
    Despite their importance in terms of employment and income generation, inshore fisheries have been a neglected area of study. The review of the common fisheries policy, especially in the light of the need to re-examine the derogation which reserves access to the inshore zone to coastal state vessels, provides an opportunity to redress the balance. With contributions from leading authorities on fisheries management, the book takes an in-depth look at seven European countries, examining the basis for the definition of inshore fisheries, evaluating their status, and describing the salient characteristics of their management. The national studies form the basis for cross-cultural analyses of the social organisation, cultural norms, economic objectives, and institutional structures of inshore fisheries in Europe. Finally, a number of key issues relating to the future of inshore fisheries management in a more integrated approach are examined. Overall the volume reaffirms the invaluable role played by inshore fisheries in the local and regional economies of Europe's complex coastline.
  • Pacific Salmon & Their Ecosystems: Status and Future Options

    By Deanna J. Stouder

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781461379287
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: April 2013
    This book addresses the problems of dealing with the biology, economics, and public policy of conserving and managing Pacific salmon. Heightening the concern has been the recent dwindling of the salmon that once teemed in coastal waters. This book deals with the problems of the stressed and nearly extinct stocks of the Pacific salmon.
  • Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems

    By E. Goto

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048147984
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: June 1997
    Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems provides overviews of the current trends and concepts in plant production in closed or semi-closed environments. The overviews reflect both the present and future challenges that face the agricultural industry and the methods and tools which will meet these challenges. Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems contains the full texts of the Special Lectures from the International Symposium on Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems, plus several contributed papers. The challenges which await the agricultural industry are diverse. This diversity is reflected in the topics that were covered in the special lectures given by experts in the field. These topics included: greenhouse horticulture, hydroponics, micropropagation, food production in space, environmental control, co-generation, controlled ecological life support systems (CELSS), and resource conservation.
  • Post-Harvest Tobacco Infestation Control

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780412631306
    • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    • Published: February 1995
    Reviews all aspects, including control methods, of the tobacco beetle and tobacco moth, which attack tobacco from the point of harvest to the production and storage of finished products. Describes their biology; monitoring infestation visually and with pheromone and light traps; sanitation measures to prevent infestation; chemical control with fumigation, insecticides, and insect growth regulators; and physical controls, primarily heating and cooling. Also includes several case histories, an extensive bibliography, and a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • Rangeland Desertification

    By Olafur Arnalds

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048153596
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 1999
    Desertification has occurred worldwide. The biophysical and socio-economic complexity of this phenomenon has challenged our ability to categorize, inventory, monitor and repair the condition of degraded lands. One of the most important distinctions to be made in relation to land degradation is between cultivated land used for annual crop production and `rangelands'. Grazing by free-roaming livestock is the traditional primary use of the world's rangelands. However, there is growing recognition of the importance of these vast acreages for wildlife habitat, hydrology and ground water recharge, recreation and aesthetics. This text focuses on the desertification of rangelands and explores processes, problems and solutions. Chapters in the first section evaluate interactions between `natural' and human-induced disturbance regimes, thresholds, and non-linear change with respect to vegetation, hydrology, nutrients and erosion. Chapters in the second section examine socio-economic constraints and approaches for preventing and reversing degradation. The book provides a contemporary, process-oriented perspective on rangeland degradation of value to students, policy-makers and professionals alike.

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