Science, Nature & Math Food & Farming Books

Cosmic Ray Neutron Sensing: Estimation of Agricultural Crop Biomass Water Equivalent

This open access book provides methods for the estimation of Biomass Water Equivalent (BEW), an essential step for improving the accuracy of area-wide soil moisture by cosmic-ray neutron sensors (CRNS).   Three techniques are explained in detail: (i) traditional in-situ destructive sampling, (ii) satellite based remote sensing of plant surfaces, and (iii) biomass estimation via the use of the CRNS itself.  The advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed along with step by step instructions on proper procedures and implementation. 

Investments: The Easy Guide to Building Wealth with Agricultural Business for Beginners

***Investments: The Easy Guide to Building Wealth with Agricultural Business for Beginners***No matter what your plan is for your agribusiness, the key to your success lies in creating a strong foundation that will support your business into the future.Creating a profitable agricultural business not only builds wealth for you and your family. It also has the potential to build wealth for the surrounding community.If you’re ready to leave the corporate rat-race and take the leap into being your own boss, agribusiness is an excellent option. Of course, there is some work and risk involved in getting started, but the rewards can certainly outweigh the risks. Other Available Books: *The Power of Positive Affirmations: Each Day a New Beginning *Christian Living: 2 Books with Bonus Content. *Bitcoin and Digital Currency for Beginners: The Basic Little Guide. *Investing in Gold and Silver Bullion - The Ultimate Safe Haven Investments. *Nigerian Stock Market Investment: 2 Books with Bonus Content. *The Dividend Millionaire: Investing for Income and Winning in the Stock Market. *Economic Crisis: Surviving Global Currency Collapse - Safeguard Your Financial Future with Silver and Gold. *Passionate about Stock Investing: The Quick Guide to Investing in the Stock Market. *Guide to Investing in the Nigerian Stock Market. *Building Wealth with Dividend Stocks in the Nigerian Stock Market (Dividends - Stocks Secret Weapon). *Beginners Basic Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver Boxed Set. *Beginners Basic Guide to Stock Market Investment Boxed Set. *Precious Metals Investing For Beginners: The Quick Guide to Platinum and Palladium. *Child Millionaire: Stock Market Investing for Beginners - How to Build Wealth the Smart Way for Your Child - The Basic Little Guide. *Taming the Tongue: The Power of Spoken Words. *The Real Estate Millionaire: Beginners Quick Start Guide to Investing In Properties and Learn How to Achieve Financial Freedom. *Business: How to Quickly Make Real Money - Effective Methods to Make More Money: Easy and Proven Business Strategies for Beginners to Earn Even More Money in Your Spare Time. *Finance: Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Cyber Heist - Beginners Guide to Help Protect Against Online Theft in the Cyber World. *Money: Small Business Opportunities - Money Making Ideas - Start Your Own Business for Beginners - Escape the Rat Race and Be Your Own Boss.

The Compleat Angler

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The Innovation Revolution in Agriculture: A Roadmap to Value Creation

This open access book is an important reframing of the role of innovation in agriculture. Dr. Campos and his distinguished coauthors address the need for agriculture to feed a growing global population with a reduced environmental footprint while adapting to and mitigating the effects of changing climate. The authors expand the customary discussion of innovation in terms of supply driven R&D to focus on the returns to investors and most importantly, the value to end-users. This is brought to life by exploring effective business models and many cases from agricultural systems across the globe. The focus on converting the results of innovation in R&D into adoption by farmers and other end-users is its greatest contribution. Many lessons from the book can be applied to private and public sectors across an array of agricultural systems. This book will be of enormous value to agri-business professionals, NGO leaders, agricultural and development researchers and those funding innovation and agriculture across the private and public sectors.Tony Cavalieri, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Hugo Campos, Ph.D., MBA, has 20+ years of international corporate and development experience. His distinguished coauthors represent a rich collection of successful innovation practice in industry, consultancy, international development and academy, in both developed and developing countries.”

Pamper Your Dog

The cookbook that your dog and dogs everywhere have been waiting for has finally arrived. Pamper Your Dog unleashes 130 recipes for tasty treats and meals for your canine friend that are sure to have your dog salivating. You cook for yourself and your family, so don't ignore your most faithful of friends. Pamper Your Dog will show you how to prepare tasty and healthful treats and main meals for their dogs without a lot of cost or work. Â This great collection of recipes features 130 tempting and tasty treats for your dog. Below are just a few of the recipes you will find inside:

Precision Agriculture Technology for Crop Farming

This book provides a review of precision agriculture technology development, followed by a presentation of the state-of-the-art and future requirements of precision agriculture technology. It presents different styles of precision agriculture technologies suitable for large scale mechanized farming; highly automated community-based mechanized production; and fully mechanized farming practices commonly seen in emerging economic regions. The book emphasizes the introduction of core technical features of sensing, data processing and interpretation technologies, crop modeling and production control theory, intelligent machinery and field robots for precision agriculture production.

Protocols for Pre-Field Screening of Mutants for Salt Tolerance in Rice, Wheat and Barley

This book offers effective, low-costand user-friendly protocols for the pre-field selection of salt-tolerant mutants in cereal crops. It presents simple methods for measuring soil salinity, includingsoil sampling and the analysis of water-soluble salts, and describes adetailed, but simple, screening test for salt tolerance in rice, wheat andbarley seedlings, which uses hydroponics. The protocols are devised for use byplant breeders and can be easily accommodated into breeding practice. 

Spanish Economic Growth, 1850a??2015 (Palgrave Studies in Economic History)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This text offers a comprehensive and nuanced view of the economic development of Spain since 1850. It provides a new set of historical GDP estimates for Spain from the demand and supply sides, and presents a reconstruction of production and expenditure series for the century prior to the introduction of modern national accounts. The author splices available national accounts sets over the period 1958–2015 through interpolation, as an alternative to conventional retropolation. The resulting national accounts series are linked to the historical estimates providing yearly series for GDP and its components since 1850. On the basis of new population estimates, the author derives GDP per head, decomposed into labour productivity and the amount of work per person, and placed into international perspective. With theoretical reasoning and historiographical implications, Prados de la Escosura provides a useful methodological reference work for anyone interested in national accounting.Open Access has been made possible thanks to Fundación Rafael del Pino's generous support.You can find the full dataset here: http://espacioinvestiga.org/bbdd-chne/?lang=en‘This book stands among the classics for the Kuznetian paradigm in empirical economics. This is the definitive study of Spain's transition to a modern economy.’ —Patrick Karl O'Brien, Emeritus Fellow at St. Antony’s College, the University of Oxford, UK, and Professor Emeritus of Global Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK‘The definitive account of Spanish economic growth since 1850, based firmly on a magisterial reconstruction of that country’s national accounts and an unrivalled knowledge of both Spanish and global economic history of the period.’ —Stephen Broadberry, Professor of Economic History at Nuffield College, the University of Oxford, UK

Trace Elements in Abiotic and Biotic Environments

This book helps readers understand the fundamental principles and phenomena that control the transfer of trace elements. It describes the occurrence and behavior of trace elements in rocks, soil, water, air, and plants, and also discusses the anthropogenic impact to the environment. In addition, the book covers the presence of trace elements in feeds, as either contaminants or as nutritional or zootechnical additives, and their transfer across the food chain to humans. All trace elements are covered-from aluminum to zirconium-as well as rare-earth elements (actinides and lanthanides).