Agricultural and Biological Sciences

  • Senescence
    Senescence
    Editor Tetsuji Nagata
    ISBN 978-953-51-0144-4
    862 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 71680 times.
    The book "Senescence" is aimed to describe all the phenomena related to aging and senescence of all forms of life on Earth, i.e. plants, animals and the human beings. The book contains 36 carefully reviewed chapters written by different authors, aim ...
  • Weed Control
    Weed Control
    Editor Andrew J. Price
    ISBN 978-953-51-0159-8
    276 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 25551 times.
    Crop loss due to weeds has challenged agricultural managers since man began to develop the first farming systems. In the past century, however, much progress has been made to reduce weed interference in crop settings through effective yet mostly non ...
  • Artificial Photosynthesis
    Artificial Photosynthesis
    Editor Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour
    ISBN 978-953-307-966-0
    298 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 29868 times.
    Photosynthesis is one of the most important reactions on Earth, and it is a scientific field that is intrinsically interdisciplinary, with many research groups examining it. We could learn many strategies from photosynthesis and can apply these strat ...
  • Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics
    Integrated Pest Management and Pest Control - Current and Future Tactics
    Editor Marcelo L. Larramendy and Sonia Soloneski
    ISBN 978-953-51-0050-8
    682 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 106212 times.
    Integrated Pest Management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. Its programs use current and comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with t ...
  • Sustainable Development - Policy and Urban Development - Tourism, Life Science, Management and Environment
    Sustainable Development - Policy and Urban Development - Tourism, Life Science, Management and Environment
    Editor Chaouki Ghenai
    ISBN 978-953-51-0100-0
    490 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 32603 times.
    The technological advancement of our civilization has created a consumer society expanding faster than the planet's resources allow, with our resource and energy needs rising exponentially in the past century. Securing the future of the human race wi ...
  • Food Industrial Processes - Methods and Equipment
    Food Industrial Processes - Methods and Equipment
    Editor Benjamin Valdez
    ISBN 978-953-307-905-9
    424 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 105585 times.
    The global food industry has the largest number of demanding and knowledgeable consumers: the world population of seven billion inhabitants, since every person eats! This population requires food products that fulfill the high quality standards estab ...
  • Food Additive
    Food Additive
    Editor Yehia El-Samragy
    ISBN 978-953-51-0067-6
    268 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 62489 times.
    A food additive is defined as a substance not normally consumed as a food in itself and not normally used as a characteristic ingredient of food whether or not it has nutritive value. Food additives are natural or manufactured substances, which are a ...
  • Crop Management - Cases and Tools for Higher Yield and Sustainability
    Crop Management - Cases and Tools for Higher Yield and Sustainability
    Editor Fabio R. Marin
    ISBN 978-953-51-0068-3
    126 pages, February, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 11085 times.
    Agricultural production is related to physical constrains, which may not always be overcomed by technology. However, under the same conditions, it is possible to see well-managed farms consistently making greater profits than similarly structured, ne ...