Environmental Challenges and Solutions

An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture

Energy Use Efficiency in the American South

Authors: Jordan, Carl F.

  • Takes a systems (holistic) approach to sustainable agriculture
  • Lessons learned from this region can be applied worldwide
  • Applied tools and practices for sustainable agriculture are described
  • Provides rich historical background
  • Illustrates the energy use efficiency when substituting services of nature for non-renewable energy sources
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Modern industrial agriculture is not sustainable because of its heavy reliance on petroleum, a non-renewable source of the energy used in farming, and because of pollution caused by petroleum products such as fertilizers and pesticides. A systems analysis of farming suggests that agriculture will be more sustainable when services of nature, such as nutrient recycling by soil micro-organisms and natural controls of insects, replace the services now provided by energy from petroleum. Examples are drawn from the Southeastern USA, but lessons learned can be applied worldwide.      

  

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • A Systems (Holistic) Approach to Sustainable Agriculture

    Jordan, Carl F.

    Pages 1-38

  • A History of Unsustainability in Agriculture

    Jordan, Carl F.

    Pages 39-62

  • Political and Economic Challenges to Creating a Sustainable Agriculture

    Jordan, Carl F.

    Pages 63-81

  • Energetic Services of Nature that Increase Agricultural Sustainability

    Jordan, Carl F.

    Pages 83-113

  • Applied Tools and Practices for Sustainable Agriculture

    Jordan, Carl F.

    Pages 115-150

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6790-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6789-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9717-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Energy Use Efficiency in the American South
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Challenges and Solutions
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6790-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6790-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6789-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9717-8
Series ISSN
2214-2827
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 247
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