S - Agriculture / Plant & Animal Acquisitions during July 2018

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Growing Community Forests : Practice, Research, and Advocacy in Canada
edited by Ryan Bullock, Gayle Broad, Lynn Palmer, and M.A. (Peggy) Smith
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada : UMP, University of Manitoba Press, [2017]
Characterizing institutional diversity in Canada's community forests / Ryan Bullock, Sara Teitelbaum, and Julia Lawler -- Transformative community organizing for community forests : the Northern Ontario sustainable communities partnership / Lynn Palmer and Margaret Anne (Peggy) Smith -- Thirty years of community forestry in Ontario : bridging the gap between communities and forestry / Stephen Harvey -- Factors affecting success in a First Nation, government and forest industry collaborative process / Giuliana Casimirri and Shashi Kant -- Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs' Forum (NSRCF) : a community forestry framework development process / Colin Lachance -- The local trap and community forest policy in Nova Scotia : pitfalls and promise / Kris MacLellan and Peter Duinker -- Community forestry on the cusp of reality in New Brunswick / Tracy Glynn -- The British Columbia Community Forest Association : realizing strength in regional networking / Jennifer Gunter and Susan Mulkey -- Harrop-Procter Community Forest : learning how to manage forest resources at the community level / Felicitas Egunyu and Maureen Reed -- Fire and water : climate change adaptation in the Harrop-Procter Community Forest / Erik Leslie -- Maple syrup value systems and value chains : considering Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives / Brenda Murphy, Annette Chretien and Grant Morin -- The economic advantage of community forestry / David Robinson.

"Canada is experiencing an unparalleled crisis involving forests and communities across the country. While municipalities, policy makers, and industry leaders acknowledge common challenges such as an overdependence on U.S. markets, rising energy costs, and lack of diversification, no common set of solutions has been developed and implemented. Ongoing and at times contentious public debate has revealed an appetite and need for a fundamental rethinking of the relationships that link our communities, governments, industrial partners, and forests. The community forest is one path that promises to build social, economic, and ecological resilience. This model provides local control over common forest-lands in order to activate resource development opportunities, benefits, and social responsibilities. Implementing community forestry in practice has proven to be a complex task, however: there are no road maps or well-developed and widely-tested models for community forestry in Canada. But in settings where community forests have taken hold, there is a rich and growing body of experience to draw on. Growing Community Forests brings leading researchers, practitioners, Indigenous representatives, government representatives, local advocates, and students together to share resources, and tools to forest communities, policy makers, and industry."--
Dana SD567 .G76 2017

Rice, agriculture, and the food supply in premodern Japan
Verschuer, Charlotte von
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Irrigated rice and dry crops -- A mountainous environment : shifting cultivation -- Biodiversity : harvesting of wild plants -- Food security : how much rice did they eat? -- Polyculture in premodern Japanese traditions.

"The majority of studies on the agricultural history of Japan have focused on the public administration of land and production, and rice, the principal source of revenue, has received the most attention. However, while this cereal has clearly played a decisive role in the public economy of the Japanese State, it has not had a predominant place in agricultural production. Far from confining its scope to a study of rice growing for tax purposes, this volume looks at the subsistence economy in the plant kingdom as a whole. This book examines the history of agriculture in Japan from the 8th to the 17th century, dealing with the history of agricultural techniques and food supply. It analyses each of the farming operations from sowing to harvesting, and the customs pertaining to consumption. It also challenges the widespread theory that rice cultivation has been the basis of 'Japaneseness' for two millennia and the foundation of Japanese civilization by focusing on the biodiversity and polycultural traditions of Japan. Further, it will play a role in the current dialogue on the future of agricultural production from the viewpoints of ecology, biodiversity, dietary culture and food security throughout the world as traditional techniques such a crop rotation are explored in connection with the safeguarding of the minerals in the soil. Surveying agricultural techniques across the centuries and highlighting the dietary diversity of Japan, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Japanese history, the history of science and technology, medieval history, cultural anthropology and agriculture"--
Baker Berry S471.J3 V47 2016

The New landscape declaration : a call to action for the twenty-first century
Los Angeles, CA : Rare Bird Books : [2017]
Sherman SB472.45 .N49 2018