Agribusiness and Society examines in detail how far agribusiness corporations are responding to emerging environmental awareness. The book investigates particular biotech and other agribusiness companies - including Monsanto, Ciba Geigy, Dole, and Chiquita - and their behaviour around the world.
Dr Hugo Volkaert, Mr Dan Koeppel, Dr W. K. Tushemereirwe, Dr J. Kubiriba, Dr William Tinzaara, Dietmar Stoian, Walter Ocimati, Enoch Kikulwe, Gloria Otieno, Dr Guy Blomme, Prof D. W. Turner, D. J. Gibbs, Dr Sharon D. Hamill, Dr Mike Smith, Dr Charles Staver, Dr Victor Galán Saúco, Dr Jetse J. Stoorvogel, Dr Rafael A. Segura, Mr Juan José Aycart, Mr Frits Popma, Dr Louis Bockel, Laure-Sophie Schiettecatte, Dr Orane Debrune, Dr Sietze Vellema, Dr Kees Jansen, Dr Frans Wielemaker Edited by
Dr Gert H. J. Kema, Prof. André Drenth
Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit and the fourth most important crop in the developing world after rice, wheat and maize. The volume reviews current production around the world and how developments in cultivation practice can be used to improve yields sustainably.
Dr Ilkka Leinonen, Hongyan Chen, James A. Taylor, Dr Vijay Kumar Dua, Dr Sanjay Rawal, Dr Sukhwinder Singh, Dr Jagdev Sharma, Prof. Philip J. White, Dr Jerry Knox, Tim Hess, Dr Adrian Briddon, Dr Adrian Cunnington, Dr Glyn Harper, Prof. Bruno De Meulenaer, Raquel Medeiros Vinci, Frédéric Mestdagh, Dr A. Lees, M. Jennifer Sjölund, Rachel Kelly, Prof. Gerry S. Saddler, David M. Kenyon, Colin Jeffries, Dr Christophe Lacomme, Dr Andrew P. Robinson, Dr Kim Davie, Dr Jon Pickup, Prof. Stuart Reitz, Dr Thomas F. Döring, Derek H. Lynch Edited by
Dr Stuart Wale
The second of this two-volume collection discusses ways of improving cultivation across the supply chain from seed selection and planting to post-harvest storage. It also reviews research on the better understanding and management of key pests and diseases.
Dr H. Spieß, Dr B. Schmehe, Dr C. Vollenweider, Dr Steven P. C. Groot, Dr Maaike H. J. E. Raaijmakers, Prof. C. Watson, Dr E. A. Stockdale, Prof. Peter Von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, Prof. Bernhard Freyer, Dr Maike Krauss, Dr Paul Mäder, Dr Joséphine Peigné, Dr Julia Cooper, Dr Peter Sørensen, Dr Luca Bechini, Dr Lars Stoumann Jensen, Prof. Lidia Sas Paszt, Dr Slawomir Gluszek, Prof. Michael J. Goss, Dr Adrian Unc, Dr Wilfried Ehlers, Prof. M. R. Finckh, Dr S. M. Junge, Dr J. H. Schmidt, Dr O. D. Weedon, Dr Bernhard Speiser, Dr Hans-Jakob Schärer, Dr Lucius Tamm, Prof. Paolo Bàrberi, Dr Susanne Padel, Dr A. Muller, Dr M. Meier, Dr C. Schader, Dr A. Gattinger, Dr M. Steffens, Dr Thomas F. Döring, Dr Lukas Pfiffner, Dr Laura Armengot, Dr Kirsten Brandt, Dr R. Onwonga, Dr K. P. Sibuga, Dr H. Nduku, Dr L. Sigsgaard, Dr A. Saria, Dr L. Shechambo, Dr M. Montoro, Dr C. Chepkoech, Dr Q. Genga, Prof. Raphael Wahome, Dr N. Halberg, Dr H. Høgh-Jensen, Prof. Victor Olowe, Prof. Sang Mok Sohn, Prof. Roberto Ugás Edited by
Prof. Ulrich Köpke
Organic crop cultivation needs to improve yields if it is to expand its share of agricultural production. This collection reviews ways of addressing this challenge, from developing better varieties to ways of improving crop nutrition and pest control.
Presents a history of the key ideas that have shaped the evolution of the shared spaces of inquiry in British Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Studies to analyze the continued significance and relevance of both disciplines beyond their British sites of origin.View details
Prof. Mark G. Kibblewhite, Prof. Sara G. Baer, Dr Hannah E. Birgé, Dr Promil Mehra, Dr Bhupinder Pal Singh, Dr Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Dr Annette L. Cowie, Dr Nanthi Bolan, Dr Daniel K. Manter, Dr Jorge A. Delgado, Dr Jennifer Moore-Kucera, Dr Maria Bowman, Prof. Rainer Horn, Dr Heiner Fleige, Dr Iris Zimmermann, Prof. Samira Daroub, Dr Claire Friedrichsen, Prof. Penny R. Hirsch, Dr George G. Brown, Dr Elodie da Silva, Dr Marcílio J. Thomazini, Dr Cíntia C. Niva, Dr Thibaud Decaëns, Dr Luís F. N. Cunha, Dr Herlon S. Nadolny, Dr Wilian C. Demetrio, Dr Alessandra Santos, Dr Talita Ferreira, Dr Lilianne S. Maia, Dr Ana Caroline Conrado, Dr Rodrigo F. Segalla, Dr Alexandre Casadei Ferreira, Dr Amarildo Pasini, Dr Marie L. C. Bartz, Dr Klaus D. Sautter, Dr Samuel W. James, Dr Dilmar Baretta, Dr Zaida Inês Antoniolli, Dr Maria Jesus Iglesias Briones, Dr José Paulo Sousa, Dr Jörg Römbke, Dr Patrick Lavelle, Dr Melissa Miller, Prof. Henry Lin, Dr E. A. Stockdale, Dr Richard W. Zobel, Professor Jane Rickson Edited by
Dr Don Reicosky
There is a growing concern that both intensive agriculture in the developed world and rapid expansion of agriculture in the developing world is damaging soil health. This volume reviews advances in our understanding of soil structure and dynamics which form the foundation for effective soil management.
This book combines film studies with environmental history and politics, aiming to establish a cultural criticism informed by 'green' thought. David Ingram argues that Hollywood cinema has largely perpetuated romantic attitudes to nature and has played an important ideological role in the 'greenwashing' of ecological discourses.
Laurent Mannoni Edited by
Dr Richard Crangle Translated by
Dr Richard Crangle
Widely regarded by historians of the early moving picture as the best work yet published on pre-cinema, The Great Art of Light and Shadow: Archaeology of the Cinema throws light on a fascinating range of optical media from the twelfth century to the turn of the twentieth.
In this study of early film exhibition, Joe Kember demonstrates that prior to the emergence of a specific discipline of screen acting and the arrival of picture personalities, the early cinema inherited its human dimensions from diverse earlier traditions of performance, from the magic lantern lecture to the fairground and variety theatre.
François Mauriac Edited by
Dr Paul Cooke
Les Mains Jointes (1909) was the collection of poetry that launched the long career of Nobel Prize-winning author François Mauriac (1885-1970). This critical edition provides the first ever overview of the volume’s complex textual history (spanning four decades).
"An American in Victorian Cambridge" is a richly detailed account of student life in the Cambridge of the 1840s. The rationale for the book, which is as appealing today as it was then, is that this is pre-eminently a book about an American student at an English university. In this new edition, some substantial additions have been made.
A. D. P. Briggs, Dr Roger Cockrell, Malcolm V. Jones, W. J. Leatherbarrow, R. A. Peace, David Richards Edited by
David Richards, Dr Roger Cockrell
The Voice of a Giant looks at seven masterpieces of Russian nineteenth-century prose fiction. Each chapter concentrates primarily on a detailed analysis of one of these works but reference is also made to historical background, the seven author’s general attitudes and the distinguishing characteristics of Russian literature.
Curtis M. Frederick, Masahiko Mori, Dr Paul Bethke, Prof. Paul C. Struik, Prof. John Bamberg, Shelley H. Jansky, Alfonso del Rio, Dave Ellis, Dr Jai Gopal, Dr Pim Lindhout, Michiel de Vries, Menno ter Maat, Su Ying, Marcela Viquez-Zamora, Sjaak van Heusden, Dr Ankush Prashar, Filipe de Jesus Colwell, Csaba Hornyik, Glenn J. Bryan, Dr Prashant G. Kawar, Hemant B. Kardile, S. Raja, Som Dutt, Raj Kumar, P. Manivel, Vinay Bhardwaj, B. P. Singh, P. M. Govindakrishnan, S. K. Chakrabarti, Prof. P. Zhang, Weijuan Fan, Hongxia Wang, Yinliang Wu, Wenzhi Zhou, Jun Yang, Prof. Duroy A. Navarre, Dr M. Moehninsi, Dr Sen Lin, Dr Hanjo Hellmann, Dr Putri Ernawati Abidin, Edward Carey, Dr Liping Jin, Dr Moses Nyongesa, Nancy Ng'ang'a, Dr Linley Chiwona-Karltun, Dr Maryanne Wamahiu, Dr Chikondi Chabvuta, Dr Dianah Ngonyama, Dr Paul Demo Edited by
Prof. Gefu Wang-Pruski
Potatoes have long been one of the world’s most important crops. The first volume in this two-volume sequence reviews advances in understanding plant physiology, genetics and breeding. It also discusses ways of understanding the nutritional and sensory properties of potatoes.
Scott Ashley, Jennifer Birkett, Richard A. Cardwell, Ian Christie, Peter Cooke, Peter Dayan, Alison Finch, Michael Holland, Patrick Laude, Dr Patrick McGuinness, Dee Reynolds, Prof. Clive Scott, Jeremy Stubbs, Robert Vilain, Shirley W. Vinall Edited by
Dr Patrick McGuinness
This is a comparative and interdisciplinary book exploring a variety of perspectives on the artistic culture of France, and its neighbours, in the period 1870-1914.
James Lyons, Dr. John Plunkett Contributions by
Isobel Armstrong, Kaveh Askari, Patrizia Di Bello, James Bennett, William Boddy, Jonathan Bollen, Ian Christie, Charlie Gere, Richard Grusin, Michelle Henning, James Lyons, Laura Mulvey, Dan North, Dr. John Plunkett, Dr Andrew Shail, Damian Sutton, Andrea Zapp
Multimedia Histories: From the Magic Lantern to the Internet is the first book to explore in detail the vital connections between today’s digital culture and an absorbing history of screen entertainments and technologies. Its range of coverage moves from the magic lantern, the stereoscope and early film to the DVD and the internet.
Halldóra Arnardóttir, Enrica Capussotti, Pippo Ciorra, Nicholas Dines, Dr John Foot, Mary Louise Lobsinger, Abele Longo, Prof. Robert Lumley, Laura Maritano, Claudia Nocentini, Sergio Pace, Gianfranco Petrillo, Giuliana Pieri, Sandra Ponzanesi Edited by
Prof. Robert Lumley, Dr John Foot
This book examines the transformation of the Italian city from the 1950s to the present with particular attention to questions of identity, migration and changes in urban culture. It shows how major demographic movements and cultural shifts threw into relief new conceptions of the city in which old boundaries had become problematic.
Dr Jonathan Barry, B. I. Coleman, Professor Christopher Holdsworth, Professor Nicholas Orme, J. A. Thurmer, M. Winter Edited by
Professor Nicholas Orme
A collaborative history of the Church in a large, diverse and interesting region of England by six historians, ranging from Celtic and Saxon times, through the middle ages, Reformation, rise of Nonconformity and the Victorian era, down to the present day and encompassing all the main Christian denominations.
Graham Ley, Dr Sarah Dadswell Contributions by
Rukhsana Ahmad, Suman Bhuchar, Giovanna Buonanno, Colin Chambers, Claire Cochrane, Jerri Daboo, Dr Sarah Dadswell, Dr Dominic Hingorani, Anuradha Kapur, Naseem Khan, Dr Chandrika Patel, Shanu Sadhwani, Victoria Sams, Christiane Schlote, Rajni Shah, Alda Terracciano
This volume is an edited collection of critical essays on British Asian theatre. It includes contributions from a number of researchers who have been active in the field for a substantial period of time.
The Big Show looks at the role played by cinema in British cultural life during World War One. Hammond shows how the British film industry and British audiences responded to the traumatic effects of the War, and contends that the War’s significant effect was to expedite the cultural acceptance of cinema into the fabric of British social life.