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Proving Up

Author : Lisi Krall
ISBN : 9781438430805
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Uses the interdisciplinary approach of evolutionary economics to explore the history of land domestication in the United States.

International Law And Agroecological Husbandry

Author : John W. Head
ISBN : 9781315446516
Genre : LAW
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Remarkable advances are being made in life science and agricultural research to reform the methods of food production, particularly with regard to staple grain and legume crops, in ways that will better reflect ecological realities. However, advances in science may be insufficient to ensure that these possibilities for agricultural reform are realized in practice and in a sustainable way. This book shows how these can only be achieved through changes in legal norms and institutions at the global level. Interdisciplinary in character, the book draws from a range of issues involving agricultural innovation, international legal history and principles, treaty commitments, global institutions, and environmental challenges, such as climate change, to propose broad legal changes for transforming global agriculture. It first shows how modern extractive agriculture is unsustainable on economic, environmental, and social grounds. It then examines the potential for natural-systems agriculture (especially perennial-polyculture systems) for overcoming the deficiencies of modern extractive agriculture, especially to offset climate change. Finally it analyses closely the legal innovations that can be adopted at national and international levels to facilitate a transition from modern extractive agriculture to a system based more on ecological principles. In particular the author argues for the creation of a Global Convention on Agroecology.

Encyclopedia Of Politics Of The American West

Author : Steven L. Danver
ISBN : 9781506354910
Genre : Reference
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The Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West is an A to Z reference work on the political development of one of America’s most politically distinct, not to mention its fastest growing, region. This work will cover not only the significant events and actors of Western politics, but also deal with key institutional, historical, environmental, and sociopolitical themes and concepts that are important to more fully understanding the politics of the West over the last century.

Common Worlds

Author : Carl A. Maida
ISBN : 9781442271159
Genre : Social Science
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Common Worlds: Paths Toward Sustainable Urbanism explores how both expert and lay members of urban and suburban communities respond to the challenges of demographic and socioeconomic change in an environmentally-sustainable fashion.

Animals And Society

Author : Margo DeMello
ISBN : 9780231526760
Genre : Nature
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Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

Natural History Sketches Among The Carnivora Wild And Domesticated

Author : Arthur Nicols
ISBN : OXFORD:600036294
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Domesticating The Maritime

Author : Isaac Edward Land
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Great Plains Quarterly

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ISBN : WISC:89102190915
Genre : Great Plains
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U S News World Report

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ISBN : UVA:X000021274
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Plant Resources Of Arid And Semiarid Lands

Author : Joe R. Goodin
ISBN : UOM:39015010097304
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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An inventory of potential food, forage, fiber, fuel, medicinal and industrial native plant resources in all arid and semiarid regions of the world. Each region includes physiography, demography, socioeconomic factors, and plant resources.

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