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Cover for The ecological transition.

Exposure to the risk factors that increase vulnerability to trauma and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as pollutants, poor diet, poor air quality and increased conflict, disaster and extreme weather events, is driven by a third mega-trend: human development and progress. This chapter focuses ...

Author(s)
Cole, J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pressing animals beyond their biological limits.

This chapter discusses the importance of husbandry; Judeo-Christian teachings on animal treatment; Islamic teachings on animal treatment; Taoist Confucianism and Buddhist teachings; sustainability issues; agricultural industrial revolution; threshold of biotechnology revolution; and principle of...

Author(s)
Rollin, B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Almonds: botany, production and uses.

This book, containing 20 chapters, deals with almond taxonomy, morphology, physiology, cultivation history, production, breeding (classical and molecular), cultivar development, genomics, pollen-style (in)compatibility, rootstock development, propagation, orchard management, environmental and water ...

Author(s)
Socias i Company, R.; Gradziel, T. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book
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Cover for Processing and industrialization.

This article gives an overview about industrial preparation of almonds (reception, cracking and blanching); quality guidelines for almond reception (in-shell almonds and shelled almonds); and almond products (bitter almonds, appetizers, industrialization, turron, marzipan, cakes and pastries, ice...

Author(s)
Verdú, A.; Izquierdo, S.; Socias i Company, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Development of agricultural ecosystems.

This chapter examines the historical development of agricultural ecosystems, and describes the four stages of agricultural ecosystems: shifting cultivation, sedentary subsistence cropping, livestock farming, and industrialized agriculture.

Author(s)
Sinclaire, T. R.; Weiss, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936549)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sport and adventure tourism.

This chapter explores the context and scope of sports and adventure tourism. Rooted in theoretical underpinning, the chapter discusses how industrial growth reflects today's emerging society and the role that sport and adventure activities play. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for active...

Author(s)
Roberts, C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936846)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Global forest sector: trends, threats and opportunities.

An account is given of the direction, risks and potential of forest-based industries in providing majority of the world's need for forest products. On the contrary, due to such activities, deforestation has increased and has mostly taken place in developing countries, along with the effects of...

Author(s)
Seppälä, R.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carbon sequestration as a forestry opportunity in a changing climate.

This paper describe the three flexible mechanisms which are in place to help achieve the targets for greenhouse gases emission reductions of the Kyoto Protocol and the way in which these mechanisms have created an international market for certified emission reduction credits. The three flexibility...

Author(s)
Burley, J.; Ebeling, J.; Costa, P. M.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Touring templates: cultural workers and regeneration in small New England cities.

This chapter examines the role of the cultural industries in the regeneration of former industrial cities, focusing in particular on Lowell, Massachusetts in New England, USA. It examines the problems of addressing industrial decay, economic decline and negative images through the arts and culture. ...

Author(s)
Breitbart, M. M.; Stanton, C.
ISBN
2006 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845931308)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fordism rampant: the model and reality, as applied to production, processing and distribution in the North American agro-food system.

This chapter reviews the industrialization and restructuring of an increasingly integrated agro-food system in North America (i.e., the USA and Canada). Three premises support this review: (1) that the North American agro-food system has been dominated by the Fordist industrial model from early in...

Author(s)
Troughton, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990828)
Type
Book chapter

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