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The small-scale fisheries guidelines : global implementation
Svein Jentoft, Ratana Chuenpagdee, María José Barragán-Paladines, Nicole Franz, editors
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
"In June 2014, FAO member-states endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines). These Guidelines are one of the most significant landmarks for small-scale fisheries around the world. They are comprehensive in terms of topics covered, and progressive, with their foundations based on human rights and other key principles. It can be anticipated that implementing the SSF Guidelines, whether at local, national, or regional levels, will be challenging. This book contains in-depth case studies where authors discuss the extent to which the Guidelines can help improve the realities of small-scale fishing men and women globally and make their livelihoods and communities more secure. This will require policy intervention and innovation, along with contributions of civil society organizations and academia. However, most of all it will necessitate the empowerment of fishing people so that they can become active participants in decision making on matters where their well-being and human rights are at stake. By endorsing the SSF Guidelines, states have committed themselves to support and facilitate this development. This book asks whether states can successfully "walk the talk," and provides advice as to how they can do so."--Page [4] of cover.
Baker Berry SH329.S53 S625 2017

新疆生产建设兵团历史文件选编 : (1952-1981年) / 兵团党委党史研究室兵团档案局编
Wujiaqu Shi : Xinjiang sheng chan jian she bing tuan chu ban she, 2015
Baker Berry East Asian S674.43.C62 X565 2015

The ground beneath us : from the oldest cities to the last wilderness, what dirt tells us about who we are
Bogard, Paul, 1966- author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2017]
Introduction -- Paved and hallowed. Manhattan -- Mexico City -- London -- Northern Virginia -- Gettysburg -- Farmed and wild. Bishopstone -- Soil -- Ames -- Grass -- The sandhills -- Hell and sacred. Appalachia -- Treblinka -- Alaska -- The Sierra Nevada -- Home.

"When a teaspoon of soil contains millions of species, and when we pave over the earth on a daily basis, what does that mean for our future? What is the risk to our food supply, the planet's wildlife, the soil on which every life-form depends? Who much undeveloped, untrodden ground do we even have left? Paul Bogard set out to answer these questions in The Ground Beneath Us, and what he discovered is astounding. From New York (where more than 118,000,000 tons of human development rest on top of Manhattan Island) to Mexico City (which sinks inches each year into the Aztec ruins beneath it), Bogard shows us the weight of our cities' footprints. And as we see hallowed ground coughing up bullets at a Civil War battlefield; long-hidden remains emerging from below the sites of concentration camps; the dangerous, alluring power of fracking; the fragility of the giant redwoods, our planet's oldest living things; the surprises hidden under a Major League ballpark's grass; and the sublime beauty of our few remaining wildest places, one truth becomes blazingly clear-- the ground is the easiest resource to forget, and the last we should. Bogard's The Ground Beneath Us is deeply transporting reading that introduces farmers, geologists, ecologists, cartographers, and others in a quest to understand the importance of something too many of us take for granted-- dirt. From growth and to death and loss, and from the subsurface technologies that run our cities to the dwindling number of idyllic Edens that remain, this is the fascinating story of the ground beneath our feet.--
Kresge S591 .B64 2017

Urban forests : a natural history of trees in the American cityscape
Jonnes, Jill, 1952- author
New York : Viking, [2016]
Introduction. "We appreciate the symmetry of human and sylvan life" -- "So great a botanical curiosity" and "the celestial tree" : introducing the ginkgo and ailanthus -- "No man does anything more visibly useful to posterity than he who plants a tree" : inventing Arbor Day and cities of trees -- "A demi-god of trees" and "the tree doctor" : Charles Sprague Sargent and John Davey -- "This fungus is the most rapid and destructive known" : a plague strikes the American chestnut -- "Washington would one day be famous for its flowering cherry trees" : Eliza Scidmore and David Fairchild -- "I knew that there were no roads in China" : plant explorers Frank Meyer and E.H. Wilson -- "A poem lovely as a tree" : cherishing memorial and historic trees -- "The two great essentials for an arboretum, soil and money" : Chicago, D.C., and Boston -- "Imagine the wiping out of the beautiful avenues of elms" : battling to save an American icon -- "A forest giant just on the edge of extinction!" : discovering the dawn redwood -- "There was no question that people wanted to save this tree" : crusading for a new American elm -- "Having cities work with forces of nature" : the rise of the new urban forestry -- "Trees are the answer" : John Hansel, Henry Stern, Deborah Gangloff, and George Bush -- "Don't trees clean the air?" : Rowan Rowntree, Greg McPherson, and David Nowak -- "We stand a great chance of seeing a return of the stately and valuable American elm" : rebirth of an iconic tree? -- "I never saw such a bug in my life" : attack of the Asian long-horned beetles -- "On that branch was a four-inch green shoot with leaves" : Ground Zero survivor trees -- "I was surprised it was so aggressive" : waging war on the emerald ash borer -- "Putting in an urban forest instead of a storm drain" : high-tech meets a million trees -- "Help restore a lost piece of American history" : return of the elm -- "Oh, my God! They're really here" : further conquests of the Asian beetles -- "A tree is shaped by its experiences" : the survivor trees -- Afterword. "The answer is urban forests."

"Nature's largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cityscapes, living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four fifths of Americans live in or near cities, surrounded by millions of trees, urban forests containing hundreds of species. Despite the ubiquity and familiarity of those trees, most of us take them for granted and know little of their specific natural history or civic virtues. Jill Jonnes's Urban Forests is a passionate, wide-ranging, and fascinating natural history of the tree in American cities over the course of the past two centuries. Jonnes's survey ranges from early sponsors for the Urban Tree Movement to the fascinating stories of particular species (including Washington, DC's famed cherry trees, and the American chestnut and elm, and the diseases that almost destroyed them) to the institution of Arbor Day to the most recent generation of tree evangelists who are identifying the best species to populate our cities' leafy canopies. The book examines such questions as the character of American urban forests and the effect that tree-rich landscaping might have on commerce, crime, and human well-being. As we wrestle with how to repair the damage we have wrought on nature and how to slow climate change, urban forests offer an obvious, low-tech solution. (In 2006, U.S. Forest Service scientist Greg McPherson and his colleagues calculated that New York City's 592,000 street trees annually saved $28 million in energy costs through shading and cooling, or $47.63 per tree.)"--Amazon.com.
Baker Berry SB435.5 .J66 2016

Rice : global networks and new histories
edited by Francesca Bray, University of Edinburgh, Peter A. Coclanis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Edda L. Fields-Black, Carnegie Mellon University, Dagmar Schäfer, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2015
Introduction. Global networks and new histories of rice / Francesca Bray -- Part I. Purity and promiscuity -- 1. Global visions vs. local complexity: experts wrestle with the problem of development / Jonathan Harwood -- 2. Rice, sugar, and livestock in Java, 1820-1940: Geertz's 'Agricultural involutions' 50 years on / Peter Boomgaard and Pieter M. Kroonenberg -- 3. A desire to eat well: rice and the market in eighteenth-century China / Sui-Wai Cheung -- 4. Rice and maritime modernity: the modern Chinese state and the South China Sea rice trade / Seung-Joon Lee -- 5. Promiscuous transmission and encapsulated knowledge: a material-semiotic approach to modern rice in the Mekong Delta / David Biggs -- 6. Red and white rice in the vicinity of Sierra Leone: linked histories of slavery, emancipation, and seed selection / Bruce L. Mouser, Edwin Nuijten, Florent Okry, and Paul Richards -- Part II. Environmental matters -- 7. Rice and rice farmers in the Upper Guinea Coast and environmental history / Edda L. Fields-Black -- 8. Reserving water: environmental and technological relationships with colonial South Carolina inland rice plantations / Hayden R. Smith -- 9. Asian rice in Africa: plant genetics and crop history / Erik Gilbert -- 10. When Jola granaries were full / Olga F. Linares -- 11. Of health and harvests: seasonal mortality and commercial rice cultivation in the Punjab and Bengal regions of South Asia / Lauren Minsky -- Part III. Power and control -- 12. The cultural meaning of work: the "black rice debate" reconsidered / Walter Hawthorne -- 13. White rice: the Midwestern origins of the modern rice industry in the United States / Peter A. Coclanis -- 14. Rice and the path of economic development in Japan / Penelope Francks -- 15. Commodities and anti-commodities: rice on Sumatra, 1915-1925 / Harro Maat.

"Global Networks and New Histories Rice today is food to half the world's population. Its history is inextricably entangled with the emergence of colonialism, the global networks of industrial capitalism, and the modern world economy. The history of rice is currently a vital and innovative field of research attracting serious attention, but no attempt has yet been made to write a history of rice and its place in the rise of capitalism from a global and comparative perspective. Rice is a first step toward such a history. The fifteen chapters, written by specialists on Africa, the Americas, and several regions of Asia, are premised on the utility of a truly international approach to history. Each one brings a new approach that unsettles prevailing narratives and suggests new connections. Together they cast new light on the significant roles of rice as crop, food, and commodity and shape historical trajectories and interregional linkages in Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia"--
Baker Berry SB191.R5 R4434 2015

Neue Gärten! : Gartenkunst zwischen Jugendstil & Moderne
Hg. von Stefan Schweizer und Martin Faass ; Autoren: Christof Baier and nine others
Düsseldorf : Stiftung Schloss und Park Benrath ; [2017]
Sherman SB466.G3 N48 2017

Hunting seal in the summer
edited by William Flaherty
Iqaluit, NU : Nunavut Arctic College Media, [2016]
"Hunting Seal in the Summer is a guide to hunting one of the most important game animals for Inuit. Advice is given for summertime seal hunting from a boat, including practical information on preparing for the hunt, ensuring boat safety, different kinds of seal and where to find them, skinning the animal, preserving the meat, and safe firearm operation. It also includes information about traditional Inuit hunting beliefs and taboos, and reflections on how to keep the seal population stable and healthy."--
Baker Berry SH362 .H88 2016

Hunting caribou in the fall
edited by William Flaherty
Iqaluit, NU : Nunavut Arctic College Media, [2016]
"Hunting Caribou in the fall is a guide to hunting one of the most important game animals for Inuit. Advice is given for fall-time hunting in the Kivalliq Region during the barren-ground caribou migration, when hides are most suitable for the making of winter clothing. This book includes advice on preparing for the hunt, setting up camp, avoiding detection by the caribou, skinning the animal, preserving the meat, and staying safe on the hunt. It also includes information about traditional Inuit hunting beliefs and taboos, and reflections on how to keep the caribou population stable and healthy."--
Baker Berry SK305.C3 H85 2016

Áreas protegidas : discussões e desafios a partir da região central do Rio Grande do Sul
organizadoras, Eliane Maria Foleto, Dalvana Brasil do Nascimento
Santa Maria : Editora UFSM, 2017
Baker Berry S934.B6 A74 2017

Archaeological soil and sediment micromorphology
edited by Dr. Cristiano Nicosia, Centre de Recherches en Archaologie et Patrimoine, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, and Em. Prof. Dr. Georges Stoops, Vakgroep Geologie, Faculteit Wetenschappen, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017
Kresge S593.2 .A725 2017