By Stephen R. Gliessman (auth.), Stephen R. Gliessman (eds.)
***e FACHGEBIET*** Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry, Horticulture, Soil technological know-how, Environmental technological know-how (esp. Plant Ecology), Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural Economics, common source Economics, Sociology, and Anthropology ***INTERESSENTENGRUPPE*** Of curiosity to researchers, scholars, and pros within the above fields.- point: Technical e-book, Monograph ***URHEBER*** S.R.Gliessman, collage of California, Santa Cruz, CA (Ed.) ***TITEL*** Agroecology ***UNTERTITEL*** Researching the Ecological foundation for Sustainable Agriculture ***BIBLIOGRAPHISCHE-ANGABEN*** 1990. XIV, 380 pp. 87 figs. (Ecological reports. Eds.: W.D. Billings, F. Golley, O.L. Lange, J.S. Olson, H. Remmert. Vol. seventy eight) Hardcover DM 198,- ISBN 3-540-97028-2 ***CONTENTS*** Contents: Part I: uncomplicated Ecological options in Agroecosystems.- Part II: Agroecosystem layout and Management.- Index. ***LANGTEXT*** This booklet presents an creation to investigate ways within the rising interdisciplinary box of agroecology. It demonstrates in a chain of foreign case reviews how one can mix the extra production-oriented concentration of the agronomist with the extra systems-oriented point of view of the ecologist. diverse methodologies for quantifying and comparing agroecosystem sustainability are awarded and analyzed. best researchers within the box offer examples of the variety and complexity of agroecological study, starting from archeology to insect ecology, and consider layout and administration of agroecosystems that span from the humid tropics to temperate areas. This well timed assessment could be of serious price to ecologists, agronomists, geographers, foresters, anthropologists, and others concerned with constructing a sustainable foundation for land use, administration, and conservation around the globe. ***RS-ENDE*** RS 11/89 PREX ***RS-NOTIZEN*** NY/Dr. Czeschlik
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