Agricultural and Biological Sciences

  • Biodiversity in Ecosystems - Linking Structure and Function
    Biodiversity in Ecosystems - Linking Structure and Function
    Editor Yueh-Hsin Lo, Juan A. Blanco and Shovonlal Roy
    ISBN 978-953-51-2028-5
    658 pages, April, 2015
    All chapters downloaded 2399 times.
    The term biodiversity has become a mainstream concept that can be found in any newspaper at any given time. Concerns on biodiversity protection are usually linked to species protection and extinction risks for iconic species, such as whales, pandas a ...
  • Soilless Culture - Use of Substrates for the Production of Quality Horticultural Crops
    Soilless Culture - Use of Substrates for the Production of Quality Horticultural Crops
    Editor Md. Asaduzzaman
    ISBN 978-953-51-1739-1
    172 pages, February, 2015
    All chapters downloaded 1726 times.
    Soilless Culture - Use of Substrates for the Production of Quality Horticultural Crops provides useful information on the techniques of growing horticultural crops using either inert organic or inorganic substrates and also on use of substrates consi ...
  • World Cotton Germplasm Resources
    World Cotton Germplasm Resources
    Editor Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov
    ISBN 978-953-51-1622-6
    320 pages, July, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 3715 times.
    Preservation of plant germplasm resources is vitally important for mankind to supply food and product security in the globalization and technological advances of the 21st century. Mankind preserved a wealth of available genetic resources of many plan ...
  • Oligomerization of Chemical and Biological Compounds
    Oligomerization of Chemical and Biological Compounds
    Editor Claire Lesieur
    ISBN 978-953-51-1617-2
    450 pages, June, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 6520 times.
    Many thanks to the authors for high quality chapters and to the referees for helping improve the manuscripts. The book is interdisciplinary, it covers fields from organic chemistry to mathematics, and raises different aspects of oligomerization. It i ...
  • Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability
    Organic Agriculture Towards Sustainability
    Editor Vytautas Pilipavicius
    ISBN 978-953-51-1340-9
    282 pages, May, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 7561 times.
    Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promotes fair relationships and a good quality of life. This book is a compilation of 11 chapters focused on development of organic agriculture, the ...
  • Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement
    Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement
    Editor Wengui Yan and Jinsong Bao
    ISBN 978-953-51-1240-2
    316 pages, April, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 9144 times.
    Rice is a staple food for half of the worlds population mostly in Asia. Productivity of rice has largely been improved since the Green Revolution in 1960s. Further improvement of rice yield is necessary to keep pace with population growth, which is a ...
  • Pesticides - Toxic Aspects
    Pesticides - Toxic Aspects
    Editor Marcelo L. Larramendy and Sonia Soloneski
    ISBN 978-953-51-1217-4
    238 pages, February, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 6390 times.
    The edited book Pesticides - Toxic Aspects contains an overview of attractive researchers of pesticide toxicology that covers the hazardous effects of common chemical pesticide agents employed every day in our agricultural practices. The combination ...
  • Sustainable Aquaculture Techniques
    Sustainable Aquaculture Techniques
    Editor Martha Patricia Hernandez- Vergara and Carlos Ivan Perez-Rostro
    ISBN 978-953-51-1224-2
    274 pages, February, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 9862 times.
    This book presents some innovative developments in sustainable aquaculture practices in the context of environmental protection and seafood production techniques. The chapters are written by experts in their respective areas, so that their contributi ...