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  • A Farmer's Diary by Sally Urwin
    A Farmer's Diary (English, Hardback)

    'I am going to do the whole bloody lambing. I'm going to lamb all the lambs. I imagine myself lean and strong, with thin thighs, in attractive waterproof overalls, striding through the lambing shed like I own it....

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  • The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
    The Mushroom at the End of the World (English, Paperback)

    Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world?and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just...

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  • British Sheep Breeds by Susannah Robin Parkin
    British Sheep Breeds (English, Paperback)

    Explains the main differences between the various breeds and the qualities of their appearance, temperament, meat and wool, and also outlines the history of sheep farming and the way the industry works. This book is an introduction to the main breeds and their classification into upland, hill and lowland varieties.

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  • Letters to a Young Farmer by Stone Barns Center
    Letters to a Young Farmer (English, Paperback)

    Three dozen esteemed writers, farmers, chefs, activists and visionaries address the highs and lows of farming life-as well as larger questions of how our food is produced and consumed-in vivid and personal detail.

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  • The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 by Kathryn Gillespie
    The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 (English, Paperback)

    Gillespie tells the story of our industrial food system-its cruelties, flaws, and machine-like efficiencies-in a way that's impossible to turn away from: by telling the story of a single cow, from birth to early death.

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  • Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics by Pedro A. Sanchez
    Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics (English, Hardback)

    The long-awaited second edition of this classic textbook is brought completely up to date. New chapters focus on organic carbon, soil biology, soils related to livestock production and forestry, and agroforestry. This will again be the go-to textbook for courses on tropical soils, and a reference for scientists and development professionals.

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  • Concentration and Power in the Food System by Philip H. Howard
    Concentration and Power in the Food System (English, Paperback)

    Nearly every day brings news of another merger or acquisition involving the companies that control our food supply. Just how concentrated has this system become? At almost every key stage of the food system, four firms alone control 40% or more of the market, a level above which these companies have the power to drive up prices for consumers and reduce their rate of innovation. Researchers have...

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  • Agricultural Landscapes by Dewey Thorbeck
    Agricultural Landscapes (English, Paperback)

    Agricultural Landscapes: Seeing Rural Through Design follows on from the author's previous books, Rural Design and Architecture and Agriculture, to encourage using design thinking to provide greater meaning and understanding of places where humans live and work with the rural landscape. Rural areas around the world are often viewed as special places with cultural, historical and natural...

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  • A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management by Will Manley
    A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management (English, Paperback)

    This new dictionary provides over 2,000 A-Z entries, covering all aspects of agriculture and land management: from animals and crops to policies and legislation. Complemented by tables and illustrations, and a companion website, it is an ideal point of reference for students of agriculture and land management, and professionals in these areas.

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  • Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics by Samir Dani
    Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics (English, Paperback)

    Understand how food gets to the table with this comprehensive overview of the design, governance, innovations, and future challenges of the food supply chain.

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  • Agricultural Development and Economic Transformation by John W. Mellor
    Agricultural Development and Economic Transformation (English, Paperback)

    This book examines the role of agriculture in the economic transformation of developing low- and middle-income countries and explores means for accelerating agricultural growth and poverty reduction.

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  • Liverpool Cowkeepers by Dave Joy
    Liverpool Cowkeepers (English, Paperback)

    A fascinating look at the intertwined story of milk and men on Merseyside.

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  • Brewing Justice by Daniel Jaffee
    Brewing Justice (English, Paperback)

    Fair trade is a fast-growing alternative market intended to bring better prices and greater social justice to small farmers around the world. But what does a fair-trade label signify? This book presents a study of coffee farmers in Mexico which offers the thorough investigation of the social, economic, and environmental benefits of fair trade.

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  • Principles of Cattle Production by Clive Phillips
    Principles of Cattle Production (English, Paperback)

    Completely updated and revised, this new edition continues to provide an introductory level text for all interested in beef and dairy cattle production systems. It presents a vision for a cattle industry that contributes to the environment, to the welfare of cattle and to the provision of safe and high quality food.

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  • The Real Cost of Cheap Food by Michael Carolan
    The Real Cost of Cheap Food (English, Paperback)

    This thought-provoking but accessible book critically examines the dominant food regime on its own terms, by seriously asking whether we can afford cheap food and by exploring what exactly cheap food affords us. Detailing the numerous ways that our understanding of food has narrowed, such as its price per ounce, combination of nutrients, yield per acre, or calories, the book argues for a more...

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  • Chocolate Nations by Orla Ryan
    Chocolate Nations (English, Paperback)

    Provocative and eye-opening, Chocolate Nations exposes the true story of how the treat we love makes it on to our supermarket shelves.

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  • Eating Tomorrow by Timothy Wise
    Eating Tomorrow (English, Hardback)

    A researcher travels to Africa, Mexico and India to learn how farmers around the world are taking proactive steps to ensure their crops' sustainability through climate change by rebuilding soils with ecologically sound practices and planting native crops. 12,500 first printing.

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  • Agribusiness Management by Freddie L. Barnard
    Agribusiness Management (English, Paperback)

    Today's food and agribusiness managers operate in a rapidly changing, highly volatile, international, high technology, consumer-focused world. Agribusiness Management helps prepare students and managers for a successful career in this new world of food and fiber production and marketing....

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  • The World of the Small Farmer: Tenure, Profit and Politics in the Early-Modern Somerset Levels: 15 by Patricia Croot
    The World of the Small Farmer: Tenure, Profit and Politics in the Early-Modern Somerset Levels: 15 (English, Paperback)

    This original study of early-modern agrarian society examines the small landholders in a group of parishes in the Somerset Levels. These were farmers with lifehold tenures and a mixed agricultural production whose activities and outlook are shown to be very different from that of the small 'peasant' farmers of so many general histories.

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  • Balancing on a Planet by David A. Cleveland
    Balancing on a Planet (English, Paperback)

    Focuses on critical thinking and effective action for the future of our global agrifood system, based on an understanding of the system's historical roots. This book offers an analysis of the assumptions underlying different perspectives on problems related to food and agriculture around the world and a discussion of alternative solutions.

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