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Agroecology

Simplified and Explained

Authors: Wojtkowski, Paul

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  • Offers a complete reference source of the basics and core aspects of agroecology
  • Presents temperate and tropical agriculture, covering the totality of agroecology for an international audience
  • Written as a comprehensive resource for researchers, students and academics
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This book presents the core elements that underwrite agroecology. Expressed across twelve chapters, the universality of the core is the essence of agroecology. This alone would be of interest to researchers, students, and academics. Furthermore, the book contains a long, detailed, and inclusive glossary that, with over 160 entries, elaborates on the topics presented. Included are recent developments as well as time-tested, traditional farm practices. The book also advances the theoretical base, fills gaps in the published research, and suggests future opportunities and future directions. The book is internationally oriented, presenting both temperate and tropical agriculture.

The book begins by comparing agroecology against conventional, monoculturally-based agriculture. In doing so, it defines the unique features of agroecology and their significance in achieving sustainable and environmentally-friendly agriculture. The book goes on to discuss the underlying technologies, the various manifestations of biodiversity, and the risk countermeasures associated with agroecology. This includes the farm landscape as a positive base for ecology, and how, if used well, it can produce major economic growth. The book concludes by summarizing the key findings, and assessing the macro-challenges facing agroecology.

About the authors

Dr. Paul Wojtkowski is a writer, independent consultant, and an internationally recognized expert in land-use sciences (agriculture, forestry, and agroforestry). He has a Ph.D. in Forest Economics (University of Georgia, 1989). As an independent author, he has published eight books and several key articles on agroecology and agroforestry. Dr. Wojtkowski has extensive international experience. In presenting the problems, practicalities, best management practices found worldwide, he is able to provide singular insight into agroecology.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93209-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93208-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agroecology
Book Subtitle
Simplified and Explained
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93209-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93209-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93208-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 437
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 90 illustrations in colour
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