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Our collection of 149 books.

  • Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement
    Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement
    Edited by Wengui Yan and Jinsong Bao
    ISBN 978-953-51-1240-2,
    316 pages, April, 2014
    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
    Edited by Marcelo L. Larramendy and Sonia Soloneski
    ISBN 978-953-51-1217-4,
    238 pages, February, 2014
    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
    Edited by Martha Patricia Hernandez- Vergara and Carlos Ivan Perez-Rostro
    ISBN 978-953-51-1224-2,
    274 pages, February, 2014
    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 ...
  • Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation
    Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation
    Edited by Takuji Ohyama
    ISBN 978-953-51-1216-7,
    282 pages, January, 2014
    Biological nitrogen fixation has essential role in N cycle in global ecosystem. Several types of nitrogen fixing bacteria are recognized: the free-living bacteria in soil or water; symbiotic bacteria making root nodules in legumes or non-legumes; ass ...
  • Advances in Agrophysical Research
    Advances in Agrophysical Research
    Edited by Stanislaw Grundas and Andrzej Stepniewski
    ISBN 978-953-51-1184-9,
    408 pages, July, 2013
    The idea of this book was born due to the rapid increase of the interest in excellence of agricultural production in the aspect of both – the quality of raw material for food production as well as in the aspect of environment protection. Agrophysic ...
  • Crop Production
    Crop Production
    Edited by Aakash Goyal and Muhammad Asif
    ISBN 978-953-51-1174-0,
    198 pages, July, 2013
    Humans are depended on crops for food, fibber and more recently for fuel. Demands for crop production in rising because of increasing population, change in food habits and biofuel consumption. The book focus on challenges, progress and prospects of c ...
  • Photosynthesis
    Edited by Zvy Dubinsky
    ISBN 978-953-51-1161-0,
    380 pages, June, 2013
    Among the myriads of volumes dedicated to various aspects of photosynthesis, the current one is singular in integrating an update of the most recent insights on this most important biological process in the biosphere. While photosynthesis fuels all t ...
  • Herbicides - Current Research and Case Studies in Use
    Herbicides - Current Research and Case Studies in Use
    Edited by Andrew J. Price and Jessica A. Kelton
    ISBN 978-953-51-1112-2,
    662 pages, June, 2013
    Herbicide use is a common component of many weed management strategies in both agricultural and non-crop settings. However, herbicide use practices and recommendations are continuously updated and revised to provide control of ever-changing weed com ...