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CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences

Author : Robert Alan Lewis
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Contemporary agriculture is a wide-ranging field with its own unique language. As an aid for improving scientific communication for everyone from students to public decision-makers, the CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences provides a comprehensive guide to the terminology of agriculture. It includes every area of agriculture, from traditional farming to environmental sciences to the latest developments in biotechnology and genetics. The dictionary provides: Approximately 15,000 terms Extensive cross-referencing of closely related entries Definitions include often-used variants of the principal meaning More than just a compendium of terms, this dictionary presents clear, concise definitions in traditional dictionary entry format. From agroecology to wildlife biology, the CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences establishes common ground between the various practitioners involved in agriculture, making interdisciplinary communications easier and more precise. About the author: Dr. Lewis is a world-class scientist and renowned author and editor of numerous scientific papers and books written in English and German. His contributions include research and applications in ecology and agro-ecology; environmental science; environmental and agricultural technology; endocrinology; air pollution sciences; and environmental monitoring and specimen banking. Dr. Lewis has been an academic and government administrator in the United States and Germany and has developed and coordinated several programs of research that were national or international in scope.

Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition

Author : Bonnie A. Osif
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With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Bodenwissenschaften und Landschafts kologie

Author : Hans Joachim Fiedler
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W rterbuch Umwelt Dictionary Environment

Author : Hans-Joachim Fiedler
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Dieses zweisprachige Fachwörterbuch beinhaltet Begriffe der Wissensgebiete Bodenkunde und Standortlehre sowie ihrer Nachbardisziplinen Angewandte Ökologie, Land- und Forstwirtschaft sowie Landschaftsplanung. Die Terminologie der aufgeführten Wissensgebiete umfasst etwa 10.000 Begriffe in deutscher und englischer Sprache. Ein Anhang enthält Pflanzennamen, Tiernamen, SI-Einheiten und Begriffe der Bodenklassifikation. An Teildisziplinen der Bodenkunde werden Bodengeologie, Bodenmineralogie, Bodenphysik, Bodenchemie, Bodenbiologie, Bodenökologie, Bodentechnologie und Bodenschutz berücksichtigt. Ferner werden relevante Begriffe aus folgenden Nachbardisziplinen aufgeführt: Mineralogie, Petrographie, Geologie, Geomorphologie, Geographie, Meteorologie und Klimakunde, Botanik, Mikrobiologie, Biochemie, Pflanzenernährung und Düngung, Acker- und Pflanzenbau, Waldbau und Immissionsforschung. Der Wortumfang reicht aus, um die moderne Fachliteratur auf den Gebieten der Geo- und Biowissenschaften zu verstehen, soweit sie sich mit der Entstehung, Beschreibung, Gestaltung und Nutzung von Landschaften befasst. Die Übersetzungsarbeit wird dadurch erleichtert, dass den Substantiven jeweils relevante Adjektive zugeordnet sind. This technical dictionary contains terms from soil and site science, as well as from overlapping disciplines such as agronomy, forestry, landscape planning, meteorology, geology, geomorphology, physical geography, botany, biochemistry, plant nutrition and fertilizer use, applied ecology, microbiology and technology. The terminology of the mentioned disciplines contains about 10,000 terms in German and English. Appendices include names of plants and animals, SI units, as well as tables of soil classification.

Dictionary of Plant Breeding

Author : Rolf H. J. Schlegel
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One of the oldest scientific traditions, plant breeding began in Neolithic times with methods as simple as saving the seeds of desirable plants and sowing them later. It was not until the re-encounter with Mendel’s discoveries thousands of years later, the genetic basis of breeding was understood. Developments following have provided further insight into how genes acting alone or in concert with other genes and the environment, result in a particular phenotype. From Abaxial to Zymogram, the third edition of Dictionary of Plant Breeding contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. It defines jargon; provides helpful tables, examples, and breeding schemes; and includes a list of crop plants with salient details. Packed with data and organized to make that data easy to access, this revised and expanded reference provides comprehensive coverage of the latest discoveries in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, marker-assisted selection, experimental gene transfer, CRISPR technology, seed sciences, crop physiology, and genetically modified crops. Features: Provides a comprehensive list of technical terms used in plant breeding Explores the historical development of crop improvement Discusses applications of molecular genetics and biotechnology Includes numerous figures, drawings, tables, and schemes supplementing the glossary A complex subject, plant breeding draws from many scientific and technological disciplines, often making it difficult to know the precise meanings of many terms and to accurately interpret specific concepts. As in the previous editions, this dictionary unifies concepts by including the specific terms of plant breeding and terms that are adjusted from other disciplines. Drawing on Rolf Schlegel’s 50 years of experience, the book provides an encyclopedic list of commonly used technical terms that reflect the latest developments in the field.

Fruit and Cereal Bioactives

Author : Özlem Tokusoglu
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Presenting up-to-date data in an easy-to-use format, this comprehensive overview of the chemistry of bioactive components of fruits and cereals addresses the role of these compounds in determining taste, flavor, and color, as well as recent claims of anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic, and antioxidant capabilities. It provides detailed information on

Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology Weights and Measures

Author : Jan Gyllenbok
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This third volume of Gyllenbok's encyclopaedia of historical metrology comprises the second part of the compendium of measurement systems and currencies of all sovereign states of the modern World (J-Z). Units of measurement are of vital importance in every civilization through history. Since the early ages, man has through necessity devised various measures to assist him in everyday life. They have enabled and continue to enable us to trade in commonly and equitably understood amounts, and to investigate, understand, and control the chemical, physical, and biological processes of the natural world. The encyclopeadia will be of use not only to historians of science and technology, but also to economic and social historians and should be in every major academic and national library as standard reference work on the topic.

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants

Author : Mahendra Rai
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The book provides valuable information on wild plants and their ethnopharmacological properties, discussion on ethnobotany, phytotherapy, diversity, chemical and pharmacological properties including antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiprotozal properties. The chapters include a wide range of case studies, giving updated evidence on importance of wild plant resources from different countries including Nepal, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Peru, etc. In addition, some specific species are used to explain their potential properties. Discussing traditional usage and pharmacological properties of wild plants, this book is entirely different from other related publications and useful for the researchers working in the areas of conservation biology, botany, ethnobiology, ethnopharmacology, policy making, etc.

The Best Books for Academic Libraries Science technology and agriculture

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Agricultural Mechanization in Asia Africa and Latin America

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